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Kenya’s President Pledges Continued Cooperation With UNAIDS On AIDS Funding

UNAIDS: President of Kenya commits to ensure sustainability of the AIDS response in Kenya “The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, pledged to continue working with the United Nations for the effective utilization of available resources in the national AIDS response during a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on…

WHO Releases Guidelines For HIV Prevention Among Gay Men, Other Key Populations

News outlets report on the WHO’s new recommendations for HIV preventive therapy for gay men and other key populations. Agence France-Presse: WHO warns HIV ‘exploding’ among gay men, urges preventive drugs “HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday,…

New WHO HIV Guidelines Call For Attention To Key Populations

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO releases key population HIV guidelines, with new recommendations for PrEP and opioid overdose management, updated evidence for prison responses, call for law, policy reviews Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health…

Kaiser Family Foundation Web Briefing Discusses 2014 International AIDS Conference

Kaiser Family Foundation: Web Briefing for Media: Key Stories Ahead of the 2014 International AIDS Conference The Kaiser Family Foundation held an interactive web briefing exclusively for journalists on Friday to discuss key issues surrounding the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, from July 20-25. An archived webcast is available…

HIV Self-Testing Might Encourage More People To Discover Status, Group Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Could HIV self-testing be a game changer in Africa? “In Africa, where fewer than half the people know their HIV status, HIV self-testing is being explored as a way of encouraging more individuals, particularly in high risk groups, to know their status as a first step to…

‘Shared Values’ Needed To Tackle Health, Development Challenges

Huffington Post: Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships David Olson, global health communications expert “…Nowadays, it’s widely recognized that more stakeholders need to be consulted, both in the design and the execution of an intervention. Does this make the process more messy and complicated? It sure does, but…

Research On Drug Use, HIV Prevention Interventions Necessary To Stop Virus In Russia

Moscow Times: Russia’s HIV Epidemic Starts In Its Prisons Lyuba Azbel, research associate at the Yale School of Medicine “…[Russia's] government policy actually boosts the spread of HIV. Research shows that extrajudicial policing and police harassment in Russia creates an environment of fear, contributing to syringe sharing. … While alternatives…

Ending AIDS By 2030 Possible With Greater International Effort, UNAIDS Report Says

News outlets highlight a new report from UNAIDS on the global AIDS epidemic. Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle: Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012 “The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since…

Smart Investments, Partnerships Will ‘End HIV As An Epidemic’

Huffington Post: Better and Smarter Investments in the HIV Response Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…Scientific advances and our experience on the ground now give us the historic opportunity to end HIV as an epidemic and turn it into low-level endemicity.…

Blog Post Discusses Role Of Health Communication In HIV Programs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In treatment as prevention era, health communication plays new and critical role Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the role of health communication in HIV prevention and care programs…