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Advocates Call For Universal Access To Viral Load Testing At AIDS 2014

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2014: Undetectable viral load an opportunity for all by 2020 is activists’ call for action “…Some 50 international and national civil society organizations of people living with HIV and their advocates [at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia,] called for universal…

Blogs Discuss Key Topics To Be Discussed At AIDS 2014

Blogs discuss what to expect at the 20th International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2014, which is taking place in Melbourne, Australia, this week. AIDS.gov blog: NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Looks Ahead to Key Topics to be Explored at AIDS 2014 Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the…

Blog Provides Live Updates From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is live-blogging this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: When HIV Research and Data Collection Is at Odds with ‘Do No Harm’ A guest post from Anita Datar, senior policy adviser at the Health Policy…

AIDS 2014 Provides Several Ways To Follow Conference Proceedings

International AIDS Conference: Stepping Up The Pace The AIDS 2014 Media Centre is updated daily with press releases and conference highlights, including the Daily Bulletin and a press briefing available on the official conference YouTube channel. For information on upcoming AIDS 2014 sessions and speakers, download the Daily Programme Highlights…

Cambodia’s HIV/AIDS Efforts Face Challenges, Future Financial Gaps

VOA News: Cambodia Faces Key Challenges in Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS “Cambodia’s efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS over the past 15 years have won it praise, and put it well ahead of many other low-income countries. But some of those most involved in the fight against AIDS are worried that an…

Laws Criminalizing HIV Transmission Threaten AIDS Efforts, Progress

Reuters: ‘Bad’ laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told “…[O]ne of the major concerns of the gathering of 12,000 AIDS activists, scientists, and people living with HIV is how the criminalization of groups at high risk of HIV — such as gay men, sex workers,…

Researchers Aim To Find Cure For AIDS, Focus On Infants

VOA News: Building Hope for Babies Born With HIV “Hope and commitment motivate Deborah Persaud. An infectious disease expert, she’s among researchers worldwide who are ‘on a mission to find a cure for AIDS,’ she says. ‘But this is going to be a very long road’…” (Simkins, 7/21).

Number Of AIDS, TB Deaths Down, Report Shows

NBC News: AIDS and TB Down Globally, Study Finds “Dedicated efforts to fight the AIDS virus and tuberculosis are paying off: both infections are on the decline, according to new research published Monday. And while more people are being infected with malaria, fewer people are dying from it, especially children…”…

Culturally Appropriate HIV/AIDS Programs Needed For Indigenous People, Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Indigenous Communities Say Education, Funding Key to Fighting HIV/AIDS “…With HIV and AIDS disproportionately affecting indigenous people across the world, there is a strong need for culturally appropriate programs designed, championed and delivered by indigenous people, activists and experts say…” (Bhandari, 7/21).

Reaching Goal Of Universal ‘Undetectable’ Viral Load Requires More Effort

Huffington Post: “Undetectable” HIV: A New Goal for the Global AIDS Response? Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and human rights researcher and activist “…Leading groups from the AIDS movement throughout the world [this week] demanded a bold new focus on enabling every person with HIV to achieve an ‘undetectable’ viral load and…

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