Speaking at the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention on Monday, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby outlined President Obama’s global AIDS policy agenda, Plus News/IRIN reports.
South Africa’s tuberculosis treatment default rate has decreased and the treatment success rate has increased, a delegation from the WHO’s Stop TB Partnership said recently, SAPA/IOL reports.
U.S. Lawmakers Should Not Slow AIDS Funding According to a Concord Monitor opinion piece, PEPFAR has “fostered self-relianceâ€¦ strengthened drug supply and delivery systemsâ€¦ trained new health care workers,” and the impact of U.S. tax dollars has been “multiplied” by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “A…
IAS Conference Begins, Report Says Economic Crisis Forcing Africans Living With HIV/AIDS Off Life-Saving Medications
At a news conference opening the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa, Julio Montaner, president of the International AIDS Society, expressed disappointment that the “G8 ignored the HIV-AIDS issue at its annual summit this month,” which was “just four years after pledging at the 2005 Gleneagles [G8] summit to fight for universal access to AIDS treatment by 2010,” the Globe and Mail reports.
“The first clinical trial of an HIV/AIDS vaccine designed and developed in South Africa was launched in Cape Town” Monday, the SAPA/The Times reports.
MSM HIV Infection Rates In Some African Countries Significantly Higher Than General Population Rates, Study Says
HIV infection rates among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in “some African countries are 10 times that of the general male population, and stigma, poor access to treatment or testing are to blame,” according to a Lancet study published online on Monday, AFP/China Post reports.
IAS Conference Blog; Lancet ProfilesÂ IncomingÂ Executive Director Ahead of the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which begins on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa â€“ the IAS 2009 Live blog started publishing, including the latest developments and resources and featured guest bloggers. A Lancet perspective piece profiles…
Male circumcision does not prevent the transmission of HIV from men to their female partners, according to a Lancet study conducted in Uganda, Bloomberg reports.
Also In Global Health News: Texting4Health; Uganda HIV/AIDS; Brain Drain And Needle Safety In Africa
Daily Monitor Reports On Success, Expansion Of Pilot Study Using Health Text MessagesÂ The Daily Monitor reviews the success of the recent 10-day “Texting4Health” pilot study in Uganda that used cell phones to “gauge the basic health knowledge” of subscribers to the MTN network. According to the newspaper, the study,…
NPR Examines Obama’s ‘Broad’ Global Health Strategy; Maternal Health In Afghanistan Discussed At Congressional Briefing
NPR reports on President Obama’s “broad global health strategy,” which would increase the amount of funding for family planning, maternal and child health programs to about a “half billion dollars” next year.