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China Reports Increase In New HIV Cases In 2014

Financial Times: China reports sharp rise in HIV cases “China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease among the elderly and young students…” (Waldmeir, 1/16). Xinhua: China reports over 100,000 new HIV/AIDS infections in 2014 “China reported 104,000…

TV Can Impact Poverty, Public Health By Changing Social Behaviors

Bloomberg Businessweek: Fighting Poverty and HIV With Soap Operas “…Governments have long known that TV can have an impact on poverty by changing behavior. In the 1970s, after the launch in Peru of Simplemente María, a telenovela about an aspirational maid, the country’s government noticed a rise in demand for…

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 the importance of dialogue and cooperation for achieving global health goals; reaching key populations with HIV prevention, treatment, and care services; and preventing malaria in Myanmar (1/16).

Researchers Seek To Understand Aging HIV Population’s Increased Risk Of Chronic Diseases

Wall Street Journal: Researchers Delve Into HIV-Infected Population’s Aging Risks “Faced with an aging HIV-infected population, international researchers are trying to understand whether the virus or the medications that treat it may accelerate aging. As the life expectancy of those with HIV has increased dramatically since the 1990s because of…

PEPFAR’s Focus On Partnerships With Other Agencies Will Move World Forward On AIDS

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Fighting HIV: Time to Focus, Says Debbi Birx Todd Summers, senior adviser at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses a recent blog post by Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Deborah Birx on the…

Drug Resistance Lower Than Previously Thought Among People On PrEP, Study Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PrEP: Risk of resistance to antiretroviral drugs used to prevent infection is lower than thought, study finds Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a study published in the January…

Protestors Accuse Malawi’s Government Of Mishandling HIV/AIDS Funding

VOA News: Protesters Give Malawi Government 100-Day Ultimatum “Malawi-based civil society groups on Tuesday presented government officials with a petition seeking redress of bad leadership and financial problems that have caused government employees to strike. Issued along with a 100-day deadline to respond to their concerns, the petition outlines a…

Children With HIV At Higher Risk Of Death From Pneumonia, Study Shows

VOA News: HIV Kids Are High Risk for Pneumonia “A new study said HIV-positive children are much more likely to die from pneumonia than children who are not infected with the AIDS virus. … Researchers said deaths from pneumonia among HIV-positive children could be dramatically reduced by expanding current treatments.…

USAID Works To Strengthen Health Care Workforce To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Invest in Health Workers to End AIDS Diana Frymus, the health systems strengthening adviser in the Office of HIV/AIDS, writes, “In most countries with a high HIV burden, health work force shortages are commonplace and create significant barriers to combating the epidemic.” She discusses USAID’s work to strengthen…