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New York Times Examines South Africa’s AIDS Response

The New York Times discusses South Africa’s AIDS response, including progress and challenges. New York Times: AIDS Progress in South Africa Is in Peril “…[South Africa] has won high praise from world AIDS experts for its [AIDS] response … Though few Americans or even South Africans realize it, the nation…

Progress Made On MDG 6, But Challenges Remain

Health Affairs Blog: Partnership And Progress On The Path To Achieving Millennium Development Goal 6 Deb Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Peter Yeo, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the United Nations Foundation, examine progress to date on MDG…

Botswana High Court Orders Government To Provide HIV Treatment To Foreign Prisoners

Agence France-Presse: Botswana told to pay for foreign prisoners’ HIV treatment “Botswana’s High Court on Friday ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state’s expense. Justice Bengbame Sechele ruled that the denial of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights…” (8/22).

Uganda Will Not Achieve AIDS-Free Generation With ‘Backwards’ HIV Law, Activists Say

Inter Press Service: No Hope for AIDS-Free Generation in Uganda as Controversial HIV Bill is Signed into Law “HIV/AIDS activists are adamant Uganda will not achieve an ‘AIDS-free generation’ now a ‘backwards’ HIV/AIDS bill criminalizing the ‘willful and intentional’ transmission of the disease has been signed into law…” (Fallon, 8/21).

3 MDG Fund To Help Boost Myanmar’s Health Care Services

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Myanmar to boost health care services with 3 MDG Fund “Myanmar will boost its health care services with the help of Three Millennium Development Goals (3 MDG) Fund, according to the Ministry of Health Friday. By using 300 million U.S. dollars provided by the 3 MDG Fund, Myanmar will…

Blog Discusses Ugandan Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Uganda’s HIV criminalization, mandatory testing bill signed into law against local and international cautions of harms to health, human rights Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses Uganda President Yoweri…

George W. Bush To Return To Washington To Participate In AIDS Event

Washington Post: George W. Bush plans return to Washington in September for AIDS event “Since leaving office in 2009, former President George W. Bush hasn’t seemed too nostalgic for his days in the White House. But next month, Bush 43 will return to Washington to participate in an event focused…

Ugandan President Signs Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

BuzzFeed: Ugandan President Signs Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission “Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill into law to criminalize HIV transmission and impose other measures public health activists say will make it even harder to get Uganda’s severe epidemic under control…” (Feder, 8/19).

Expanding Family Planning Services Can Reduce HIV Infection In Children, Study Says

Inter Press Service: Helping Uganda’s HIV-positive Women Avoid Unplanned Pregnancies “…In the last decade, Uganda’s modern contraceptive use among women has slowly increased from 18 percent to 26 percent. Though low, this level of contraceptive use likely averted 20 percent of pediatric HIV infections and 13 percent of AIDS-related children’s…