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Laws Criminalizing HIV Transmission Threaten AIDS Efforts, Progress

Reuters: ‘Bad’ laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told “…[O]ne of the major concerns of the gathering of 12,000 AIDS activists, scientists, and people living with HIV is how the criminalization of groups at high risk of HIV — such as gay men, sex workers,…

Report Shows Mixed Results For HIV Funding In 2013

Devex: ‘A mixed story’ for HIV funding in 2013 “…While support for HIV and AIDS interventions over the years has been significant, a lot still needs to be done to reverse the spread of the disease. Global funding commitments [by donor governments] to HIV and AIDS in 2013 fell three…

Number Of AIDS, TB Deaths Down, Report Shows

NBC News: AIDS and TB Down Globally, Study Finds “Dedicated efforts to fight the AIDS virus and tuberculosis are paying off: both infections are on the decline, according to new research published Monday. And while more people are being infected with malaria, fewer people are dying from it, especially children…”…

Researchers Aim To Find Cure For AIDS, Focus On Infants

VOA News: Building Hope for Babies Born With HIV “Hope and commitment motivate Deborah Persaud. An infectious disease expert, she’s among researchers worldwide who are ‘on a mission to find a cure for AIDS,’ she says. ‘But this is going to be a very long road’…” (Simkins, 7/21).

Culturally Appropriate HIV/AIDS Programs Needed For Indigenous People, Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Indigenous Communities Say Education, Funding Key to Fighting HIV/AIDS “…With HIV and AIDS disproportionately affecting indigenous people across the world, there is a strong need for culturally appropriate programs designed, championed and delivered by indigenous people, activists and experts say…” (Bhandari, 7/21).

Cambodia’s HIV/AIDS Efforts Face Challenges, Future Financial Gaps

VOA News: Cambodia Faces Key Challenges in Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS “Cambodia’s efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS over the past 15 years have won it praise, and put it well ahead of many other low-income countries. But some of those most involved in the fight against AIDS are worried that an…

Overcoming Stigma, Discrimination Key To Ending AIDS

Devex: Redoubling efforts to fight stigma and discrimination key to ending AIDS Anne Stangl, senior behavioral scientist at the International Center for Research on Women “…As the world’s attention turns to HIV and AIDS this week, we must redouble our efforts to ensure that sufficient attention is focused on how…

Reaching Goal Of Universal ‘Undetectable’ Viral Load Requires More Effort

Huffington Post: “Undetectable” HIV: A New Goal for the Global AIDS Response? Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and human rights researcher and activist “…Leading groups from the AIDS movement throughout the world [this week] demanded a bold new focus on enabling every person with HIV to achieve an ‘undetectable’ viral load and…

More Investment In Harm Reduction Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction David Olson, global health communications expert “…To coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance are publishing a report that says…

Birx Discusses AIDS 2014, Importance Of PEPFAR In Interview

AIDS.gov blog: Ambassador Birx Shares Highlights from AIDS 2014 and Introduces PEPFAR Dashboards Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and a senior communications adviser in the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, interviews Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx about the first days of the International…