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USAID Launches Project To Tackle HIV In Vietnam

Xinhua News/Global Post: USAID helps Vietnam tackle HIV infections “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a two-year project to improve community response to HIV in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho City and An Giang province, local Thanh Nien (Youth) reported Tuesday…” (8/5).

Ugandan Lawmakers, Religious Leaders Push To Revive Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on the push from Ugandan lawmakers and religious leaders to re-introduce the anti-gay law that the Ugandan Constitutional court struck down last week. Associated Press/New York Times: Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Gay Law “Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay…

Treatment For Hepatitis C Effective For People With HIV/HCV Co-infection, Researchers Say

AIDS.gov: Researchers Find Hepatitis C Cures Effective for People Living with HIV/HCV Coinfection – Reports from AIDS 2014 Michelle Moses-Eisenstein, public health analyst, and Corinna Dan, viral hepatitis policy adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provide a…

Director Of USAID’s Office Of HIV/AIDS Discusses Takeaways From AIDS 2014

USAID’s “Impact”: Five Takeaways from AIDS 2014 David Stanton, the director of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau for Global Health, writes about his key takeaways from the 2014 International AIDS Society Conference in Melbourne, Australia, including UNAIDS’ goal to end AIDS in cities by 2030, preventing infections in…

U.S. Using Mobile Technology To Improve Health In Africa

Politico: Mobile tech on the Africa health frontier “Billions have been spent to bring AIDS medicines to patients in Africa, but a technology with just as much lifesaving potential can be had for pennies: the text message. As African leaders gather for a summit with President Barack Obama this week,…

Nigeria Struggles With HIV Infection Rate

Inter Press Service: Nigeria Wakes Up to its AIDS Threat “…Nigeria’s HIV infection rate of 3.2 percent appears low in comparison to southern Africa’s, but with a population of 173 million, it translates into huge numbers — 3.4 million Nigerians lived with HIV in 2013…” (Olukoya, 8/4).

Obama To Discuss U.S. Funding For HIV/AIDS Efforts With African Leaders

Washington Post: Obama and African leaders to discuss U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS “When African leaders arrive in Washington this week to meet with President Obama, one of the most politically sensitive issues expected to be discussed is the future of the U.S. commitment to global efforts to deal with HIV/AIDS.…

Coverage Continues On Ugandan Court’s Decision To Strike Down Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on the WHO’s recommendation to change anti-gay laws and the Ugandan Constitutional Court’s decision to strike down the country’s anti-gay law. Washington Blade: World Health Organization urges law changes “The World Health Organization said this week that nations should use changes in law to stop the spread…