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Disaster Preparedness, Investment In Haiti Will Help Nation Recover From 2010 Earthquake

Devex: Learning the hard way: Lessons from the Haiti earthquake Ruth Ayarza, regional manager for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…Although the United Nations set up clusters around specific themes such as nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene [following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti], no…

Birx Urges Tanzanian Media To Disseminate Accurate, Understandable HIV Information

IPP Media: U.S. urges Tanzanian media to beef up efforts in fight against HIV/AIDS “The United States government has called on Tanzanian media to enhance efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS as part of endeavors to achieve an HIV-free generation. … Ambassador[-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah] Birx, also…

Injectable Contraceptive Increases Risk Of HIV Infection, Study Shows

News outlets report on a meta-analysis published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases showing an increase in risk of HIV infection among women who use the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera. The Guardian: Contraceptive injection raises risk of HIV, research warns “Contraceptive injections moderately increase a woman’s risk of becoming infected with…

PEPFAR Focusing On ‘Collaboration To Achieve Impact’ In 2015

Huffington Post: Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015 Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…As of September 2014, through the generosity of the American people, PEPFAR is supporting life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 7.7 million men, women, and children, but our work…

Decriminalization Of Sex Work Could Avert Future HIV Infections, Lancet Article Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Want to change the course of HIV epidemics? Decriminalizing sex work could have greatest impact, researchers say Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a Lancet article, titled “Global epidemiology…

Number Of HIV Infections Surpasses 200 In Cambodian Village

Radio Free Asia: Number of Cambodian Villagers Infected With HIV Rises to More than 200 “The number of people infected with HIV in a remote village in western Cambodia’s Battambang province has risen to more than 200, including poor farmers who are saddled with loans, local officials said…” (1/5).