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Opinion Pieces Address Ending Child Marriage, FGM

The following opinion pieces discuss the Girl Summit taking place this week in London. The Guardian: As long as it exists, child marriage will stand in the way of gender equality Heather Hamilton, global coordinator of Girls Not Brides “…The Girl Summit is an opportunity for governments to make commitments…

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Overcoming Stigma, Discrimination Key To Ending AIDS

Devex: Redoubling efforts to fight stigma and discrimination key to ending AIDS Anne Stangl, senior behavioral scientist at the International Center for Research on Women “…As the world’s attention turns to HIV and AIDS this week, we must redouble our efforts to ensure that sufficient attention is focused on how…

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Reaching Goal Of Universal ‘Undetectable’ Viral Load Requires More Effort

Huffington Post: “Undetectable” HIV: A New Goal for the Global AIDS Response? Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and human rights researcher and activist “…Leading groups from the AIDS movement throughout the world [this week] demanded a bold new focus on enabling every person with HIV to achieve an ‘undetectable’ viral load and…

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More Investment In Harm Reduction Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction David Olson, global health communications expert “…To coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance are publishing a report that says…

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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 –…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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