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Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is…

China To Receive Discounts On GSK’s New HIV Drug Under Manufacturing Deal

Reuters: Manufacturing deal wins China cheap supply of GSK’s new HIV drug “China will receive cut-price supplies of GlaxoSmithKline’s new HIV drug Tivicay, following a deal for Shanghai-based Desano Pharmaceuticals to become an additional manufacturer of the medicine’s active ingredient. The collaboration between GSK’s HIV unit ViiV Healthcare and Desano…

Blog Post Highlights Recent Global HIV-Related News

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Cuba starts AIDS-free generation, Nigerian state launches oxymoronic HIV law, Mozambique sheds colonial homophobia — but has a way to go, and more … we’re reading about policies, health and human rights Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights several…

WHO Validates Cuba As First Nation To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission

News outlets report on the WHO’s validation of Cuba as the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmission. Agence France-Presse: Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV “Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World…

WHO-Approved Circumcision Device Cleared For Use In Adolescents

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ShangRing: WHO approval of second nonsurgical circumcision device sets stage for accelerated access to HIV prevention measure Antigone Bartone, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the WHO’s approval of a new circumcision device called ShangRing, the first of its kind to…

International Support, Political Will Can Help Belarus Work Toward Ending AIDS Epidemic

Huffington Post: Postcard From Belarus Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…Belarus has succeeded in maintaining an overall low prevalence (0.4 percent) and incidence rates of HIV, about a third lower than its immediate neighbors. … Belarus has made spectacular…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses highlights from the recent Partnership Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, which “produced vibrant and stimulating discussions on strategies to end HIV, TB, and malaria as epidemics” (6/30).

UNAIDS Executive Director Speaks To Devex About Ending AIDS By 2030

Devex: Invest in health to end AIDS by 2030 “The movement to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 has not only rallied global health and development organizations, but has also gained the support of governments and the private sector. But how can the global development community push…