In South Africa, where 17 percent of the world’s HIV-positive population lives, researchers from the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) in Durban are examining whether providing cash payments as a reward for good grades and undergoing annual HIV testing, along with teaching life skills, might help change young men’s and women’s risky sexual behavior, Nature News reports.
The Huffington Post: 30 Years of HIV/AIDS : In this piece, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlights the U.S. domestic AIDS strategy (6/5). The Huffington Post: Thirty Years On, A Stark Choice on AIDS : “Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, we are faced with a choice. Are we content to…
Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the first published report of the disease that came to be known as AIDS, the Los Angeles Times reports. Though the “promise” of a vaccine “has not materialized,” “[s]ome progress has been made on other fronts,” the newspaper writes (Healy/Maugh, 6/5).
Malawi’s health care system is “facing major setbacks” after the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID) made its final aid disbursement to the country in March and decided not to renew a six-year spending commitment that ends this month, IRIN reports.
More money, less waste and smarter programmes are urgently needed to consolidate precious gains in the war on AIDS and HIV, UNAIDS said” in a report released on Thursday ahead of the disease’s 30th anniversary and the beginning of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, Agence France-Presse reports.
Bernhard Schwartlander and colleagues, on behalf of the Investment Framework Study Group, “propose a strategic investment framework that is intended to support better management of national and international HIV/AIDS responses than exists with the present system” in this Lancet article. According to the authors, the new framework “would avert 12.2…
Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health this week introduced AIDSVu, an interactive online map that provides a detailed view of the number of people living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States by state and county, according to this blog.AIDS.gov post (Yakovchenko, 6/1).
In a New England Journal of Medicine opinion piece, Peter Hotez of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and colleagues, including Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute of Columbia University, outline how integrating treatment of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) into HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria control efforts could speed up progress toward attaining the sixth Millennium Development Goal.
In a special report, Reuters examines the case of Timothy Ray Brown, who was cured of HIV and leukemia after undergoing “a bone marrow transplant using cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation, known as CCR5 delta 32,” which researchers knew conveyed resistance to HIV infection.
An estimated 2,500 young people are infected with HIV every day worldwide, and young women and adolescent girls are most at risk of contracting the disease because of biological and social factors, according to a report released on Wednesday by a group of U.N. agencies, RTT News reports.