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Discrimination, Stigma Disrupt AIDS Efforts In Tunisia

The Guardian: Tunisia’s fight against AIDS hampered by widespread discrimination “…As the International AIDS Conference begins in Melbourne this week, Tunisia, a country with one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive approaches to combating HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa, is in a war of attrition with the…

Two Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Said To Be Cleared Of HIV

Bloomberg Businessweek: HIV Said Cleared in Two Bone Marrow Transplant Patients “Two cancer patients who were also infected with HIV went through bone marrow transplants and may no longer have the AIDS-causing virus, according to Australian doctors…” (Matsuyama/Bennett, 7/18).

Report Examines 2013 Donor Government Commitments And Disbursements To AIDS Funding

GNA/VibeGhana.com: Donor Government commitments dip for AIDS In 2013 “Donor governments in 2013 committed 8.1 billion dollars in new funding to support the HIV/AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down three percent from 2012. A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on…

The Lancet Remains Dedicated To Publishing Best HIV/AIDS Research

The Lancet: HIV: science and stigma “Today’s issue of The Lancet is dedicated to HIV to coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia (July 20-25, 2014). This year, the biennial meeting — the biggest global gathering of HIV scientists, health care workers, and activists –…

Progress Toward HIV Cure Being Made

The Lancet: Towards a cure for HIV — are we making progress? Sharon Lewin, professor in the department of infectious diseases at Alfred Health and Monash University and co-head at the Centre for Biomedical Research at the Burnet Institute; Steven Deeks, professor in the department of medicine at the University…

Global HIV/AIDS Community Will Continue Fighting

Huffington Post: The Global HIV/AIDS Community Can Take a Punch Kolleen Bouchane, director of policy and advocacy at A World at School and director of policy and research at Global Business Coalition for Education The HIV/AIDS community is “a community full of fighters — men and women prepared for the…

Private Sector Can Accelerate Achievement Of AIDS-Free Generation

Devex: Step up the pace on investment, PPPs for an AIDS-free generation Catherine Thompson, principal associate and strategic lead for HIV and AIDS at Abt Associates “…The private sector represents a broad range of potential partners that could be engaged to accelerate achievement of an AIDS-free generation. … To achieve…

‘Getting To Zero’ Rhetoric Might Harm HIV/AIDS Efforts

Inter Press Service: Getting to Zero — Good Intentions Coming to Naught? Pierre Brouard, director of the Centre for the Study of AIDS at the University of Pretoria, South Africa “…[T]he recent rallying cry ‘getting to zero,’ that is, zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths…

Blogs Discuss Key Topics To Be Discussed At AIDS 2014

Blogs discuss what to expect at the 20th International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2014, which is taking place in Melbourne, Australia, this week. AIDS.gov blog: NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Looks Ahead to Key Topics to be Explored at AIDS 2014 Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the…

Advocates Call For Universal Access To Viral Load Testing At AIDS 2014

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2014: Undetectable viral load an opportunity for all by 2020 is activists’ call for action “…Some 50 international and national civil society organizations of people living with HIV and their advocates [at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia,] called for universal…