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Opinion Pieces Discuss Strategies, Challenges Around HIV Control

The following opinion pieces discuss different aspects of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The Conversation: It takes a global village: how we got ahead in HIV control William Bowtell, executive director of Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at UNSW Australia “…The world is…

Anti-Gay Laws Will Facilitate HIV Spread Worldwide, AIDS Expert Says

The Independent: Anti-gay laws will help global spread of HIV, claims global AIDS expert “Anti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, and other countries … will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century, the head…

U.S. Ambassador To Australia Calls For LGBT Human Rights At AIDS 2014

VOA News: U.S. Ambassador Calls for LGBT Rights “The U.S. ambassador to Australia said it should not be a crime to be a member of the LGBT community. Ambassador John Berry told the 20th international AIDS Conference that the fight against the disease cannot be won by relegating segments of…

Blog Summarizes News From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is live-blogging this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: PrEP is a beginning with new prevention technologies in the works “Kenneth Mayer of the Fenway Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health offered a…

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,…

AIDS 2014 Opens With Remembrance Of Researchers, Advocates Lost In Plane Crash

Media sources report on the first two days of the 20th International AIDS Conference, or AIDS 2014, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia. Agence France-Presse: World AIDS forum opens with tribute for plane dead “A six-day world forum on AIDS got under way on Sunday to tributes to six…

PBS NewsHour Examines Effects Of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law On HIV Prevention, Treatment

PBS NewsHour reports on how Uganda’s anti-gay law is affecting HIV prevention and treatment programs in the country. PBS NewsHour: Few HIV health resources remain for gay Ugandans under new law “While the United Nations has reported optimistic news about controlling the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS, Uganda’s infection…

PrEP Programs Gain Momentum As Solution To AIDS Epidemic

Huffington Post: New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC “…PrEP [(the use of a daily medication that reduces the risk of HIV infection)] is an option for many people, not only for gay men. … Global health leaders should be working, now,…

International AIDS Conference To Focus Attention On HIV Prevention Strategies

Healthline: AIDS Conference to Focus on Prevention in Countries with Anti-Gay Laws “The 2014 International AIDS Conference begins Sunday and will highlight stark contrasts in the world of HIV prevention, research, and education … [experts discussed] during an online news conference last week…” (Heitz, 7/16). The Kaiser Family Foundation web…