UNAIDS and the Stop TB Partnership joined together on Thursday at the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 in Vienna, Austria, with the goal of preventing 200,000 deaths annually from HIV and tuberculosis co-infection, Agence France-Presse reports. TB is the number one killer of people living with HIV/AIDS (Ingham, 7/22).
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Organizations Highlight Plight Of HIV-Positive Haitians, Call For Donors To Support ‘Whole Of Society’ Health System Strengthening
Organizations attending the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 highlighted the plight of HIV-positive earthquake survivors in Haiti who are “still waiting for aid promised to them before” quake as rebuilding efforts slowly move along, Agence France-Presse reports.
Inter Press Service reports on a recent symposium on access to medicine, “jointly hosted by the WHO, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).”
Also In Global Health News: India’s Food Security; ASEAN To Address Disaster Preparedness; Iraqi Food Aid; Why Fistula Plagues Kenya
Implications And Challenges Of India’s Proposed Food Security Bill A Reuters article discusses the implications of an Indian bill that would “subsidise grains for the poor, a move that will impact government finances as well as political support.” According to the news service, the proposal “aims to partly shield a…
The African Union (AU) Pre-Summit on Gender concludes Wednesday after three days of discussion about how African countries could improve progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targeting women and children’s health, the Independent reports.
Thousands of HIV/AIDS advocates “marched through Vienna’s city centre on Tuesday evening, demanding more respect for human rights in the fight against HIV,” Agence France-Presse reports.
The following webcasts are now available at http://globalhealth.kff.org/AIDS2010. WednesdayÂ – http://globalhealth.kff.org/AIDS2010.aspx#July21 Wednesday Plenary TB and HIV Management in High Prevalence Settings: From Coordination to Integration When Does HIV Funding Strengthen Health Systems? Providing Leadership on Critical HIV/AIDS Issues: An Appeal by and to Members of Parliament Funding Global Health: Can Innovative…
AIDS 2010 Studies, Releases: PMTCT, Treating Children, Male Circumcision; National Prevention Programs; IDUs
“In parts of Africa, only about half of babies born to mothers with HIV receive the HIV prevention drug nevirapine,” according to a study published Wednesday, HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report reports.
AIDS 2010 Opinions: U.S. AIDS Funding; Human Rights And HIV; Invest In Primary Care; Microbicide Gel’s Possibilities
U.S. Should Spend More To Combat HIV Globally “HavingÂ met President [Barack] Obama, I’m confident that he’s a man of conscience who shares my commitment to bringing hope and care to the world’s poor. But I am saddened by his decision to spend less than he promised to treat AIDS patients…
Governments Should Examine Drug Policies To Slow HIV Transmission Among IDUs In a Los Angeles Times opinion piece, Evan Wood, associate professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, writesÂ about the Vienna Declaration, a document he helped to draft, that calls for international leaders to revise drug policies to…