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U.N. To Recognize March 1 As ‘Zero Discrimination Day’

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of Zero Discrimination Day, U.N. agency appeals for tolerance, dignity for all “‘Zero Discrimination Day,’ to be marked on 1 March, is a worldwide call to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to a full life with dignity — no matter what they look like, where they…

amfAR Issue Brief Discusses HIV, Hepatitis Epidemics

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses a “new issue brief [.pdf] from amfAR [that] highlights a peculiar global health conundrum — people living with HIV, a disease for which no cure yet exists, survive with treatment only to die of a disease that can be cured.…

Senate Hearing Scheduled For Global AIDS Coordinator Nominee Deborah Birx

“A U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx to be the next Ambassador at Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator has been scheduled for March 6, at 2 p.m.,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports. “…The hearing, which will…

‘Science Speaks’ Blog Discusses WHO Consolidated Guidelines Supplement on HIV

The Center for Global Health Policy “Science Speaks” blog discusses the WHO launch of the March 2014 Supplement to the 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection. The supplement provides “responses to the guidelines to date … highlights trends to help countries…

CDC Blog Discusses Link Between HIV, Maternal Health In Africa

Writing in the CDC’s “Our Global Voices” blog, Isabella Danel of the CDC Division of Reproductive Health discusses progress in improving maternal health in Africa and the impact that HIV has on maternal mortality. “…The HIV epidemic is an important reason maternal mortality has not decreased much — or has even…

News Sources Report On Research Findings, Talks Presented At CROI

News sources report on several research findings and talks given at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, taking place this week in Boston. Associated Press: Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug “Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative…

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 238 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the fund’s concern about the public health implications of the new anti-gay law in Uganda; an article on feeding programs for…

IFRC, UNAIDS To Support Better Access To HIV Treatment

“The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) [on Tuesday] signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to a closer partnership to support the implementation of UNAIDS’ Treatment 2015 initiative and develop a community model for delivering better access…

Private Sector Engages In Women’s Empowerment As International Women’s Day Nears

Media outlets report on events around International Women’s Day, which is recognized on March 8. Devex: Live from the U.N.: Private sector engagement in women’s empowerment “The private sector can best empower women globally and help tackle key development goals especially as they relate to women through key partnerships, greater…

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