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Blog Post Assesses Progress On HIV/AIDS As MDG Deadline Approaches

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: An AIDS-free Generation is Within Reach Zach Silberman, policy manager at USGLC, and Lindsay Markle, a USGLC intern, outline progress made over the past 15 years in stemming the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and they write that as the world approaches the Millennium Development Goals deadline, “an AIDS-free…

CDC Releases Recommendations Supporting Medical Male Circumcision, Saying Procedure Helps Decrease Risk Of HIV, Other STIs

Reuters: Male circumcision benefits outweigh risks, U.S. CDC says “The benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks, according a long-awaited draft of federal guidelines from U.S. health officials released on Tuesday, which indicate that scientific evidence supports recommending the procedure. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that…

Congress Must Reevaluate HIV/AIDS Policy Approaches To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

The Hill: New Congress must consider new policy approaches for world AIDS fight Jim Patterson, former diplomat “With Ebola in the United States, World AIDS Day 2014, December 1, is a stark reminder of the continued U.S. and global challenge AIDS represents. The new Congress should also consider the critical…

Global Health Service Partnership Expansion Will Help Reach AIDS-Free Generation Goal

Huffington Post: A Partnership for the Future of Global Health Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps “…In a unique public-private partnership, the Peace Corps, Seed Global Health, and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) worked together to launch the Global Heath Service Partnership, (GHSP) where experienced…

Ugandan Nurse Accused Of Attempting To Infect Child With HIV Freed By Appeals Court Ruling

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Rosemary Namubiru is free: A case of reckless, negligent reporting continues Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on the outcome of an appeal by Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru, who…

U.N.’s Ban Says Gaps In HIV Prevention, Treatment Must Be Closed To End AIDS Epidemic by 2030; Mayors Sign Paris Declaration

U.N. News Centre: World AIDS Day: U.N., urban leaders endorse ‘fast track’ to ending epidemic by 2030 “Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centered approach to health, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on…

HIV Evolving Into Less Virulent Form, Scientists Report

Al Jazeera: Study: HIV causing AIDS ‘weakening over time’ “The rapid evolution of HIV, a human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa…” (12/2). BBC News: HIV evolving ‘into milder form’ “…The findings in Proceedings of the…

In South Africa, AIDS Group Says Poor Public Health System Damaging Treatment Gains; Young Women Face Higher HIV Incidence Than Male Peers

Associated Press: South African AIDS group says treatment stalling “…The [Treatment Action Campaign], one of the country’s largest AIDS awareness groups, said it would not join a [World AIDS Day] celebration while South Africa’s over-burdened public health care system is eroding progress made in the last decade. … Speaking at…