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HIV Recurs In Child Who Had Undetectable Viral Load On Therapy For 3 Years

News outlets report on the recurrence of HIV in an Italian three-year-old boy who stopped antiretroviral therapy after three years of treatment and undetectable viral load test results. Bloomberg News: HIV Cure Quest Suffers Setback in Italian Boy’s Relapse “HIV returned in a three-year-old boy who doctors thought had been…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 252 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes several news articles, including one on the Global Fund’s response to the Ebola epidemic (10/2).

HIV Should Continue To Be Important Element In Post-2015 Agenda, UNDP Official Says

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Interview: UNDP official voices hope HIV important element in post-2015 development agenda “A senior official with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has voiced hope that HIV would continue to be an important element in the post-2015 development agenda as it kills more than one million people every year.…

India Could Run Out Of HIV Drug Supplied At No Cost Through National AIDS Program

Reuters: Exclusive: India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS program “India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about…

Contraceptive Use Low Among Adolescents, Controversial In Zimbabwe, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Zimbabwe’s Family Planning Dilemma “…The issue of contraceptive use remains controversial and divisive in [Zimbabwe] … While Zimbabwe has made huge gains in some areas of reproductive health, including stemming new HIV infections, according to the Health Ministry, various United Nations agencies have raised concerns about the…

Commitments To CGI Total $103B For Health, Other Development Issues

Huffington Post: Clinton Global Initiative Brings In $103 Billion For Education, HIV Treatment, Other Pressing Issues “After wrapping up its 10th annual meeting on Wednesday, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) saw its commitments to helping the underserved across the globe climb to $103 billion. World leaders, tireless activists and nonprofit…

Roche Global Access Program For HIV Viral Load Tests To Save $150M Over 5 Years

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Landmark HIV Diagnostic Access Program Will Save $150m “Roche has announced a major Global Access Program to sharply lower the price of HIV viral load tests in low- and middle-income countries. This new initiative creates a ceiling price of US$9.40 per test,…