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Nigeria Launches New Plan To Eliminate MTC HIV Transmission By 2015

News outlets report on Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan’s launch of a new plan to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission in the country by 2015. Daily Times: No Nigerian Child Should Be Born With HIV — Jonathan “President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday inaugurated a national operational plan for the Elimination of Mother…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 255 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features several news articles on issues ranging from commodities delivery to a new national HIV strategic plan in the Ukraine, among…

Infographic Examines Potential Human Impact Of $300M In PEPFAR Funding

amfAR: Infographic: FY2015 U.S. Global AIDS Budget Plan: The Human Impact “…To maintain the current total level of U.S. global HIV/AIDS funding in Fiscal Year 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed restoring $300 million in PEPFAR funding. [In this infographic,] amfAR has estimated the potential human impact of…

Ambitious Targets Important For Progress Toward Ending AIDS

AVAC: Guest Blog by UNAIDS’ Chris Collins — Fast Track: New AIDS targets and the urgency for action Chris Collins, chief of the Community Mobilization Division at UNAIDS, discusses the U.N. agency’s “90 90 90” plan, and a new Fast Track initiative to help countries evaluate and implement programs to…

South Africa To Spend $2.2B Over 2 Years On HIV Antiretrovirals

Reuters: South Africa to spend $2.2 billion on HIV drugs in next two years “South Africa plans to spend $2.2 billion over two years to buy HIV/AIDS drugs for public hospitals, a government minister said on Monday, as a study shows the prevalence of the virus is rising…” (Motsoenen, 11/17).

Global Community Can End AIDS By 2030 With Fast-Track Strategy, UNAIDS Report Says

Media sources report on the launch of a new UNAIDS report advocating a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns over threat of AIDS rebound “…The U.N. [on Tuesday] warned the HIV virus risks spiraling back out of control unless world leaders bolster action…

‘Science Speaks’ Blog Continues Coverage From CROI 2015

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog continues its coverage of the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections taking place this week in Seattle, Washington. Science Speaks: Ambassador Birx talks about the tyranny of averages, actionable data, and “skeptical optimism” (Barton, 2/25). Science Speaks: Amid challenges facing…