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HIV Prevention, Treatment Should Include Research On Effective Vaccine, Fauci Says

The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features a perspective piece and interview exploring different strategies to prevent and treat HIV worldwide. NEJM: Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the need for an HIV vaccine and the advances that will help fulfill that need NEJM Managing Editor…

UNAIDS Praises Kenyan First Lady’s Maternal, Child Health Campaign

The Star: U.N. praises First Lady’s maternal health project “The United Nations has lauded the Beyond Zero Campaign launched by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. It said the initiative will improve maternal and child health in [Kenya]. ‘Fifteen women die every day due to pregnancy related complications in Kenya and 20…

HIV Cure Research For Children, Adults ‘Could Be The Catalyst’ To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Setting the Stage for an HIV Cure Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), and Nicholas Hellmann, EGPAF’s executive vice president of medical and scientific affairs “…Cure research is an essential step to keeping HIV-positive children alive. It is imperative that children…

Deborah Birx Urges AIDS Research To Marry Prevention With Care, Colleagues Say

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the way Deborah Birx, former director of the United States Military Research HIV Program and nominee to lead PEPFAR, plans to address the next phase of PEPFAR: by “marrying prevention to care,” noting that this “was the ethical way to…

PBS NewsHour Examines HIV Cure Research Efforts

PBS NewsHour: In search of a cure, scientists look for where HIV hides “While scientists and doctors have hopes of helping the 34 million people infected with HIV live disease-free, some basic questions remain about the virus, like where it hides in the human body. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports…

Men Must Be Engaged In HIV Response

The Standard: Eliminating pediatric HIV, men should play a part Moses Mugugunyeki, an editor at The Standard “…Zimbabwe is making headway in achieving its Millennium Development Goal of reducing new HIV infections by half by the year 2015. … The role of men in society is unquestionable. It is for…

Letter To Ugandan President Highlights Impact Anti-Gay Laws Have On Public Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights a “letter from physicians, researchers and academics explaining the science of sexual orientation and the impact of laws criminalizing homosexuality.” The letter “appeared as a full page ad in a Uganda newspaper last week [and] went directly to Uganda President…

Access To HIV Prevention In Prisons Is Crucial To Curbing Transmission

IRIN: HIV interventions also needed behind bars “Providing access to HIV prevention and treatment services in closed settings, such as prisons, is crucial to curbing the transmission of HIV, particularly among women, say public health experts…” (2/12).

Rwanda, Global Fund Sign $204M Grant To Fight HIV

On Monday, “Rwanda signed a $204 million (around Rwf 138 bn) grant with the Global Fund for implementation of the five-year national strategic plan (2013-2018) to curb HIV/AIDS through this innovative financing mechanism. The innovative approach is expected to significantly contribute to improve the efficiency of the fight against HIV…

USAID, Ethiopia To Expand Partnership With Country’s Urban Health Program

Addis Standard: U.S., Ethiopia launch urban health program “The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, launched the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program, which will promote greater health access and improved health status for more than 1.6 million households…

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