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The Lancet Remains Dedicated To Publishing Best HIV/AIDS Research

The Lancet: HIV: science and stigma “Today’s issue of The Lancet is dedicated to HIV to coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia (July 20-25, 2014). This year, the biennial meeting — the biggest global gathering of HIV scientists, health care workers, and activists –…

International Community Must Step Up Efforts To Contain, Reverse Polio In Pakistan

New York Times: Pakistan’s Struggle Against Polio “The campaign in Pakistan to contain an uncontrolled outbreak of polio hit an alarming point this week when the nation’s tally of new cases exceeded last year’s total of 93, with months to go in the emergency effort to vaccinate children over fierce…

Progress Toward HIV Cure Being Made

The Lancet: Towards a cure for HIV — are we making progress? Sharon Lewin, professor in the department of infectious diseases at Alfred Health and Monash University and co-head at the Centre for Biomedical Research at the Burnet Institute; Steven Deeks, professor in the department of medicine at the University…

Global HIV/AIDS Community Will Continue Fighting

Huffington Post: The Global HIV/AIDS Community Can Take a Punch Kolleen Bouchane, director of policy and advocacy at A World at School and director of policy and research at Global Business Coalition for Education The HIV/AIDS community is “a community full of fighters — men and women prepared for the…

Private Sector Can Accelerate Achievement Of AIDS-Free Generation

Devex: Step up the pace on investment, PPPs for an AIDS-free generation Catherine Thompson, principal associate and strategic lead for HIV and AIDS at Abt Associates “…The private sector represents a broad range of potential partners that could be engaged to accelerate achievement of an AIDS-free generation. … To achieve…

‘Getting To Zero’ Rhetoric Might Harm HIV/AIDS Efforts

Inter Press Service: Getting to Zero — Good Intentions Coming to Naught? Pierre Brouard, director of the Centre for the Study of AIDS at the University of Pretoria, South Africa “…[T]he recent rallying cry ‘getting to zero,’ that is, zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths…

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,…

Global Eradication Of Polio Within Reach; Political Will Crucial To Efforts

Nature: Within reach: A redoubling of efforts should swiftly eradicate polio from its last strongholds “The global effort to eradicate poliomyelitis has been spectacularly successful, eliminating 99 percent of cases in its 26-year history. But that progress has begun to unravel in the past 18 months, with outbreaks in East…

Post-2015 Development Agenda Will ‘Lay The Foundation’ For Future Progress

Devex: Global goals that matter Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “…While we have made critical advances, we still have a lot more work to do to make sure that the poorest and most vulnerable communities have access to life-saving services and opportunities. Additionally, progress on…