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Zimbabwe Encourages Male Circumcision To Help Lower Risk Of HIV Infection

VOA News: Zimbabwe Urges Male Circumcision to Reduce HIV/AIDS “Zimbabwe’s government is encouraging more men to get circumcised in an effort to fight AIDS. Scientists say male circumcision may reduce the transmission of the HIV virus by up to 60 percent…” (Mhofu, 2/17).

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 237 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the challenges of South Sudan’s malaria program; an article supporting the integration of TB and HIV programs; and an article on…

SciDev.Net Features Podcast On HIV Treatment As Prevention In Africa

SciDev.Net: HIV treatment as prevention in Africa “Ever since HIV emerged, public health teams have been trying different techniques to control it, from condoms and male circumcision to patient empowerment. But now a team from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom is testing a…

Survey Shows Gaps In Workplace Safety For S. African Health Care Workers

News sources highlight survey data presented recently showing gaps in workplace safety for South African health care workers. Vaccine News Daily: South African health care workers at greater risk for HIV, TB “South African health care workers have major gaps in workplace protection against HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, according to…

UNAIDS Envoy Expresses Concern For Crimean Drug Users After Russian Annexation

Agence France-Presse/China Post: UNAIDS envoy worried for Crimean drug users “The U.N.’s AIDS envoy for Eastern Europe voiced fears Thursday for injecting drug users in Crimea who risk being cut off from a lifeline treatment prohibited in Russia. Michel Kazatchkine said he was worried that heroin replacement programs called opioid…

Crimea Should Continue Its Successful Drug Treatment Programs After Russian Annexation

Huffington Post: ReSovietizing Crimea? What the Vote Means for the Twin Epidemics of Drug Use and HIV Richard Elovich, research scientist at Columbia University “…In choosing affiliation with Russia, Crimea should not reject the needs of the socially vulnerable and some of the helpful responses emerging from within. HIV and…

Activists Question Whether U.S. Should Cut Aid To Uganda

News outlets discuss the implications of Uganda’s anti-gay law on U.S. foreign aid to the country. New York Times: Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Complicates U.S. Aid in Rebel Hunt “On the February day that President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed a law making homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison, the…

MCC, PEPFAR Partner For Sustainable HIV Efforts

Devex: How MCC partnership will help PEPFAR ‘go local’ “Last week, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief signed a new, three-year memorandum of agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corp. as part of a growing effort to improve the initiative’s long-term sustainability by transitioning U.S. support for HIV and AIDS…

MCC, PEPFAR Launch Partnership For Sustainable HIV/AIDS Response

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and PEPFAR on Friday launched a three-year partnership to more effectively respond to HIV/AIDS. In MCC’s “Poverty Reduction Blog,” Deborah von Zinkernagel, acting U.S. global AIDS coordinator, and Daniel Yohannes, CEO of MCC, write, “MCC’s experience with country-owned assistance programs together with PEPFAR’s excellence in…

Retiring Rep. Waxman Is Champion Of Bringing Attention To HIV/AIDS

Politico: Henry Waxman, the Unsung Hero in the Fight Against AIDS Timothy Westmoreland, a visiting professor of law and a senior scholar in health law at Georgetown University Law Center Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) “didn’t just hold hearings on the AIDS crisis; he pushed through legislation for public education, biomedical…