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South Africa Begins Test-And-Treat Strategy For All People Living With HIV

Associated Press: South Africa to give free HIV treatment to all infected “South Africa said Thursday it will now provide free treatment to all people infected with HIV, regardless of the condition of their immune system. The country leads the world in infections. Before the announcement by the country’s health…

The Guardian Profiles mothers2mothers Group That Mentors HIV-Positive Mothers

The Guardian: Pregnant and diagnosed with HIV: the group providing support for mothers “…[mothers2mothers (M2M)] started in 2001 and has helped 1.4 million HIV-positive mothers in nine sub-Saharan African countries. It currently operates in Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Lesotho, Uganda, Swaziland, and Zambia — seven countries where it has virtually…

Continued Investments Critical To Ending HIV, TB, Malaria Epidemics

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Battle against HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria at tipping point Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund “…The next three to five years will determine if we are the generation to end [the HIV, TB, and malaria] epidemics, or if we will pass them on for generations…

Addressing Health Needs Of Women, Girls, Youth Critical To Achieving SDGs

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: #WhyNow: Because Investing In Women, Girls, And Youth Is The Key To A Healthy Future This blog post discusses the impact of malaria and HIV on young people and the importance of investing in the health of women, girls, and youth to help achieve…

As 5th Replenishment Conference Nears, U.S. Should Continue Support Of Global Fund

Topeka Capital-Journal: Editorial: Maintain support for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Editorial Board “…On Sept. 16-17, the fifth Global Fund replenishment conference will be in Quebec. … [T]he U.S. is consistently the largest contributor [to the Global Fund] … However, [it] is legally prohibited from providing more…

U.S. Pledges Up To $4.3B Through 2019 To Global Fund

White House Blog: Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the United States’ Global Fund Pledge “…I am pleased to announce that the United States is committing up to $4.3 billion through 2019 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, subject to congressional appropriations. We…

New York Times ‘Room For Debate’ Features Several Opinion Pieces Examining U.S. Anti-Prostitution Pledge, HIV Prevention Efforts

New York Times: Room for Debate: The Anti-Prostitution Oath and Foreign Aid for HIV/AIDS Multiple authors “Foreign NGOs that receive funds from the United States for HIV prevention must sign an anti-prostitution pledge — a statement of unequivocal opposition to prostitution — even though that policy was overturned for domestic…

Researchers Continue To Conduct PrEP Research Among Women In South Africa

Scientific American: HIV Prevention Runs into Trouble in South Africa “…Researchers had hoped to break the [HIV transmission] cycle by giving young women HIV drugs before they are infected. It’s a mode of therapy referred to as preexposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. However, when PrEP was given to women as a…

Russia Working To Curb Growing HIV Epidemic But Gaps Remain, The Lancet Reports

The Lancet: Gaps remain in Russia’s response to HIV/AIDS “…If action isn’t taken to curb the current annual growth rate of 10-12 percent, [the head of Russia’s Federal AIDS Centre, Vadim Pokrovksy,] predicts that there will be two million people diagnosed as HIV-positive by 2020. … And it seems that…

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