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IAS Calls On Leaders To Include HIV Cure Research In Global Strategy

The International AIDS Society (IAS) in a statement released ahead of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS “calls on leaders to ensure the inclusion of HIV cure research and its global strategy into the international HIV agenda and in all discussions, political decisions and funding strategies.” The organization says…

PEPFAR, UNAIDS To Announce New Plan For Preventing MTCT Of HIV

At the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, PEPFAR “will join with UNAIDS and other partners in releasing a new global action plan for the prevention of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV/AIDS. The U.S. will also place additional resources into helping move towards eliminating pediatric HIV,” according to a State Department press…

Make Antiretroviral Therapy ‘Cornerstone’ Of HIV Prevention

Ahead of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention and multiple signatories in a statement call on governments, advocates and researchers to act on the evidence from HPTN 052 and make antiretroviral therapy “a cornerstone of the set of proven strategies we have to…

IPS Examines Negotiations Over Intellectual Property Laws Affecting Generic AIDS Drugs

Inter Press Service examines how “[m]oves by developed nations such as the United States to tighten intellectual property laws are threatening to limit production and distribution of generic drugs, which experts say have been and will remain key in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and currently account for 80…

NGOs Support Harm Reduction Declaration

Ahead of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, more than 200 international non-governmental organizations have pledged their support for the Beirut Declaration on HIV and Injecting Drug Use, which “call[s] on world leaders to scale up harm reduction programs that address the role of injecting drug use in the AIDS…

Stop TB Partnership Releases 5 TB Prevention Steps

Ahead of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, the Stop TB Partnership released five guidelines aimed at preventing tuberculosis, which results in one in four AIDS-related deaths, the U.N. News Centre writes.

South African Researchers Examine Cash Incentive HIV Prevention Program

In South Africa, where 17 percent of the world’s HIV-positive population lives, researchers from the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) in Durban are examining whether providing cash payments as a reward for good grades and undergoing annual HIV testing, along with teaching life skills, might help change young men’s and women’s risky sexual behavior, Nature News reports.

Commentary On 30th Anniversary Of AIDS

The Huffington Post: 30 Years of HIV/AIDS : In this piece, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlights the U.S. domestic AIDS strategy (6/5). The Huffington Post: Thirty Years On, A Stark Choice on AIDS : “Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, we are faced with a choice. Are we content to…