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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…

Blog Post Discusses Role Of Health Communication In HIV Programs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In treatment as prevention era, health communication plays new and critical role Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the role of health communication in HIV prevention and care programs…

WHO Releases Guidelines For HIV Prevention Among Gay Men, Other Key Populations

News outlets report on the WHO’s new recommendations for HIV preventive therapy for gay men and other key populations. Agence France-Presse: WHO warns HIV ‘exploding’ among gay men, urges preventive drugs “HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday,…

New WHO HIV Guidelines Call For Attention To Key Populations

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO releases key population HIV guidelines, with new recommendations for PrEP and opioid overdose management, updated evidence for prison responses, call for law, policy reviews Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health…

USAID’s LGBT Vision For Action Working To Improve Rights

USAID’s “Impact”: Moving Forward with USAID’s LGBT Vision for Action Todd Larson, the senior LGBT coordinator at USAID, discusses USAID’s LGBT Vision for Action, the agency’s efforts to improve LGBT rights worldwide, and Pride Month, recognized in June (7/14).

Key Populations Need Better Access To HIV Services, WHO Warns

News outlets report on new guidelines released by the WHO on preventing and treating HIV in key at-risk populations. Reuters: Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO “Five key groups, including gay men, prostitutes, and prisoners, have stubbornly high rates of HIV that are threatening progress in…

Uganda Says Donors Who Withheld Aid ‘Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Law

Reuters: Uganda says anti-gay bill misunderstood by donors who halted aid “International donors who withheld aid over Uganda’s anti-gay bill ‘misinterpreted’ the law whose main focus was to stop promotion of homosexuality to children and others, the government said on Tuesday. Widely condemned by donor countries, the law imposes jail…

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