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International Partners Launch New Initiative To End AIDS Epidemic Among Adolescents

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Ending the AIDS Epidemic Among Adolescents: We’re All in This Together Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. representative for global health diplomacy, Robert F. Godec, U.S. ambassador to Kenya, discuss the recent launch of “ALL IN — a new platform for action…

Beijing Declaration Principles At Core Of UNAIDS’ Efforts To End AIDS

UNAIDS: Empowering women is critical to ending the AIDS epidemic In a statement, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé says, “As we celebrate International Women’s Day, world leaders and civil society are gathering in New York to take part in the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.…

Community Involvement Important Factor In HIV Prevention Clinical Trials

Al Jazeera America: Blame research design for failed HIV study Ida Susser, professor of anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center and adjunct professor of sociomedical sciences at the HIV Center at Columbia University “…The VOICE study appeared to lack sufficient community involvement. … The high HIV incidence observed in the…

New Drug Policies In Ukraine Conflict Zone Threaten Regional Gains Made Against HIV

Foreign Policy: Like ‘Just Say No,’ but With More Kalashnikovs “…The ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ (LNR) and ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ (DNR) regimes that have taken over this region [of Eastern Ukraine] have instigated a brutal war on drugs and alcohol, conducted through extrajudicial detentions, forced labor, and, allegedly, executions. … These…

Capitol Hill Briefing Examines HCW Shortages In HIV/AIDS Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes a Capitol Hill briefing, titled “How To Ensure the Health Workforce We Need To Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation,” organized by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition,…

UNAIDS Commends Nigeria For Establishing HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Law

The Guardian Nigeria: U.N. commends Nigeria’s assent to zero discrimination law “The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has commended Nigeria, and President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the Anti-Discrimination Law which protects persons living with HIV and AIDS against discrimination and stigmatization…” (Musari, 3/2).

2 HIV-1 Groups Originated In Gorillas, Researchers Show

News outlets discuss the findings of a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing two of the four groups of HIV-1 originated in Western lowland gorillas. Agence France-Presse: Origins of HIV virus strains traced to gorillas (3/3). New York Times: Two Strains of HIV Cut…