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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash includes an article discussing a new grant by the Global Fund that “will support organizations and networks of people disproportionately affected by HIV in southern Africa”; a piece in…

Annual HIV Diagnoses In U.S. Down 19% Over Past Decade, CDC Report Shows

Reuters Health: HIV infections fall over last decade, progress uneven “The rate of new HIV infections in the U.S. fell over the last decade, but progress wasn’t equal for all groups, according to a new government report…” (Seaman, 12/6). Washington Post: Annual HIV diagnoses down 19 percent over the past…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Remarks Made At CGD Event On LGBT Rights In Developing World

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: On sexual minorities, development, and Uganda and more, Barney Frank notes: “You didn’t tell me to mind my own business when I was pushing for a billion dollars in debt relief…” Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses remarks made…

Reaching Key Populations Vital To Ending Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Newsweek: Ending AIDS Means Leaving No One Behind William Oates, content editor at AVERT “…Despite significant progress in countries with generalized [HIV] epidemics, certain groups — including the LBGT community and young women in particular — are at a heightened risk of HIV. … Reaching these key populations is vital…

Tanzania Working To Address HIV Among Gay Men, Reduce Stigma

Al Jazeera: Tanzania: Fighting social stigma to prevent HIV spread “…Tanzania has the fourth-highest number of deaths from AIDS in the world, and the HIV infection rate among gay men is more than four times the national average – numbers even the most homophobic of governments have been hard-pressed to…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Global Health-Related Pieces

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Inclusion of civil society in PEPFAR planning lags, sex workers call for engagement in global treatment access, WHO’s Ebola Emergency Committee issues update, and more . . . we’re reading about delayed works in progress Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science…

12 U.N. Agencies Agree To Steps To End Violence, Discrimination Against LGBTI Individuals

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies call for end to violence and discrimination against LGBTI community “Twelve U.N. agencies today called for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) adults, adolescents, and children, and set out specific steps to protect these individuals. ‘This is…

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