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IntraHealth’s HIV Testing Project In Tanzania Shifts Strategy, Putting Greater Focus On Impact

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: HIV testing support in Tanzania puts emphasis on impact Mkama Mwijarubi, program officer at IntraHealth, writes about a shift in the strategy of IntraHealth’s Tanzania HIV Prevention Project in response to the CDC’s new strategic direction for Tanzania’s PEPFAR-funded interventions. IntraHealth will focus on “revitalizing its HIV testing and…

Circumcision Truck Aims To Prevent HIV In Uganda

BBC News: Uganda male circumcision truck brings hope on HIV “Uganda’s mobile circumcision truck has one clear goal: to get as many men and boys as possible circumcised safely. … According to the World Health Organization, male circumcision reduces the risk of men getting HIV by 60%. But for many…

Activists Object To Restrictions On Condoms In Africa

Inter Press Service: Activists Protest Denial of Condoms to Africa’s High-Risk Groups “…With restrictions blocking the distribution of condoms in schools and prisons in Africa, health experts say [Africa’s] opportunity to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS in line with the U.N. Millennium Development Goals may be squandered…” (Moyo, 3/28).

Simultaneous Treatment For HIV/TB Improves Survival Of Co-Infected, Study Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Concurrent treatment for HIV/TB co-infection breaks up ‘deadly alliance’ In a guest post, Martha P. Skiles, a research associate at MEASURE Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Stephanie Mullen, team leader at MEASURE Evaluation and senior M&E adviser…

Malawi Shifts Global Fund HIV/AIDS Money Away From National AIDS Council

Reuters: Global Fund redirects $574 million from Malawi AIDS council “The Global Fund [as well as the Malawi Country Coordinating Mechanism,] has redirected $574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi’s National AIDS Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for,…

2015, 2016 AIDS Conferences Could Be Revolutionary In Efforts Against Epidemic

Huffington Post: HIV Prevention on the Line: Time to Mobilize — Again Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC “…The 1996 and 2000 [AIDS] conferences [in Vancouver and Durban respectively] are by many accounts the two most significant global AIDS meetings that have ever taken place. And it is possible, if…

PEPFAR, Botswana Working Together To Turn Tide On HIV/AIDS

Botswana Daily News: PEPFAR make strides in combating HIV/AIDS “Botswana in collaboration with the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made considerable strides in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana…” (Busang, 3/23).