A report released Wednesday by the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific region outlines the challenges of preventing the spread of HIV in “22 geographically and culturally diverse countries” of the Pacific and recommends efforts to scale up the region’s fight against HIV/AIDS, U.N. News Centre reports.
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U.S. To Give Philippines $10M In Food Aid, Ambassador Says U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney said the U.S. will give the country an additional $10 million worth of food aid for people affect by the recent typhoons, the Manila Bulletin reports. This brings “the total amount of its…
More MediaÂ Coverage Of HIV/AIDSÂ Needed In a New Republic/NPR opinion piece, Harold Pollack,Â an associate professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration,Â looks at the media’s coverage of World AIDS Day. “Almost six thousand people died of AIDS [Tuesday]. … That it happened to be World AIDS Day was…
Marking World AIDS Day on Tuesday, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon “warned … that new infections are outpacing the gains from treating people with the HIV virus” and that discrimination against HIV-positive people remains “widespread,” the Associated Press reports.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby “unveiled a five-year strategy for fighting AIDS worldwide, shifting the focus from emergency response to sustainable programs in countries worldwide,” Agence France-Presse reports.
During a briefing on the eve of World AIDS Day Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that the International AIDS Society (IAS) has chosen Washington, D.C., to host the 2012 International AIDS Conference (IAC) now that the “decades-old ban on HIV-positive visitors” to the U.S. has been lifted, Agence France-Presse reports (11/30).
To Find AIDS Cure, Ensure NIH Funding The “National Institutes of Health â€“ perhaps our best hope for funding a cure for AIDS â€“ has been underfunded since 2003,” Kate Krauss, director of the AIDS Policy Project, writes in a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece. “To cure AIDS, funding must be…
Several news outlets examined the global fight against HIV/AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day (December 1): The Associated Press explores how PEPFAR funds are being used to help connect patients living with the disease to treatment, provide support for families and educate the public about the disease in Vietnam. “The…
The WHO on Monday issued new recommendations that patients living with HIV/AIDS begin receiving antiretrovirals (ARVs) earlier than current HIV treatment advice suggests, the Associated Press reports.
News outlets continued to examine the 2009 AIDS epidemic update released Tuesday by the WHO and UNAIDS: “The U.N. report said ‘AIDS continues to be a major public-health priority’ and called for more funds to support efforts to curb the epidemic and to distribute lifesaving drugs,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The U.N. report also suggested that health authorities need to focus resources on those most at risk” (Fairclough, 11/25).