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Addressing Breastfeeding For Mothers With HIV

Huffington Post: What World Breastfeeding Week Means for HIV Positive Mothers Anna Coutsoudis, public health specialist “The last 20 years or so have been very difficult years for HIV-infected mothers and health-care workers because of the huge dilemma around infant feeding. Mothers faced the situation of a chance of infecting…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports On Announcement Of Pediatric HIV Treatment Program

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PEPFAR Pediatric HIV treatment partnership targets antiretroviral access gap Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx’s comments on the announcement of Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment,…

The Guardian Discusses How To End AIDS With Experts

The Guardian: How to create an AIDS-free world Holly Young, content coordinator for the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network The Guardian features thoughts on how to prevent HIV and end AIDS worldwide from James Matheka, program officer, Population Council; Anne Philpott, founder, The Pleasure Project; Ivy Shiue, epidemiologist and assistant…

Blog Recaps Responses To Court Decision To Invalidate Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: “I am no longer criminal…” Following Uganda law dismissal, we’re reading responses and results “In the wake of the major victory for public health and human rights that the nullification last week of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act represents… [Antigone Bartone, writer and editor of…

PEPFAR, CIFF Launch Initiative To Expand Children’s Access To HIV Treatment

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Launch $200 million Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative (ACT) to Save Lives “[Wednesday], the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the Children’s…

Stigma Associated With HIV Adversely Affects Children In Senegal

Inter Press Service: Children, the Biggest Losers in Senegal’s Fight Against AIDS “Children living with HIV in Senegal suffer because of the taboo associated with this disease in a country which is, however, praised for its fight against the pandemic…” (Cru, 8/2).

Bush Calls For Renewed HIV/AIDS Efforts In Africa

News outlets report on former President George W. Bush’s visit to Washington, D.C. this week to talk with African leaders about HIV/AIDS efforts in Africa. CNN: George W. Bush calls on Africa’s ‘first spouses’ to break down stigmas in fighting cancer, AIDS “Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday it…

NPR Discusses PEPFAR’s Future With Ambassador Deborah Birx

NPR: Plotting The American Role In Fighting The AIDS Epidemic “… Melissa Block talks with Ambassador Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Birx oversees the program known as PEPFAR — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Birx talks about combating complacency, as well as the human rights issues…

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Should Address Sustainable Financing For HIV/AIDS Programs

The Hill: We can end AIDS in Africa and the world Taufiqur Rahman, head of operations for UNITAID “Africa leaders are convened in Washington this week to discuss Africa priorities with President Obama and U.S. institutions. U.S. support for HIV/AIDS programs will be an important topic of discussion. Africa’s economic…