IRIN examines how government officials and HIV/AIDS advocates in Zimbabwe are responding to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s decision to channel funds through the UNDP rather than the government-operated National AIDS Council.
The AP/Los Angeles Times examines Haiti’s success at reducing the number of people infected with HIV/AIDS in the country through the work of the “nonprofit groups, Boston-based Partners in Health (PIH) and Port-au-Prince’s GHESKIO, widely considered to be the world’s oldest AIDS clinic.”
Politico’s Blog “Under the Radar” explores the HHS’ recent decision to revise documents submitted to the Federal Register regarding a change in HIV-related immigration policy.
An Indian court on Thursday ruled that “gay sex between consenting adults was not a crime, ordering that the rights of citizens were violated by parts of a 150-year-old colonial-era law that made it illegal,” Bloomberg reports.
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Economic Benefits Of Global Plan To Stop TB Examined A study, recently published in the journal Health Affairs, analyzes the costs associated with the Global Plan to Stop TB and compared them to the cost of sustaining the DOTS treatment program. The study finds that the “economic benefits” of the…
Michel Sidibe, the executive director of UNAIDS, voiced concerns that wealthy nations who previously pledged to help Africa stop the spread of HIV/AIDS during the G8 summit four years ago, might instead use funds to bolster their own ailing economies, Reuters reports.
The Wall Street Journal examines how some U.S. health care programs are improving their treatment capabilities by learning from strategies used in developing countries.
HIV-Positive Babies More Likely To Contract Deadly TB If Given BCG A three-year study in South Africa found that babies who were born HIV-positive had a higher risk of contracting a deadly form of tuberculosis if given the widely used BCG vaccine, the AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The study, which was…
A report from researchers at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) examines how $577 million in PEPFAR funding between 2004 and 2008 was used in Zambia, PlusNews/IRIN reports.
HHS this week will issue proposed regulations to remove HIV from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance,” effectively lifting the ban on HIV-positive foreign residents from entering the country, Newsday reports.