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More STI Cases Occurring Among Youth In Thailand, U.N. Report Says

News outlets discuss the findings of a report (.pdf) released by UNICEF that says more HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) cases are occurring among young people in Thailand. U.N. News Centre: HIV infections on rise among young gay men, other at-risk groups in Thailand — U.N. study “An estimated 70…

Lancet Series Shows Decriminalizing Sex Work Vital To Preventing Spread Of HIV

RH Reality Check: The Evidence Is In: Decriminalizing Sex Work Is Critical to Public Health Anna Forbes, Washington, D.C.-based writer, policy analyst, organizer, and women’s health activist, and Sarah Patterson, executive director of Persist Health Project, discuss a recently released Lancet series of articles on HIV and decriminalizing sex work…

USAID Launches Project To Tackle HIV In Vietnam

Xinhua News/Global Post: USAID helps Vietnam tackle HIV infections “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a two-year project to improve community response to HIV in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho City and An Giang province, local Thanh Nien (Youth) reported Tuesday…” (8/5).

Opinion Pieces Discuss Strategies, Challenges Around HIV Control

The following opinion pieces discuss different aspects of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The Conversation: It takes a global village: how we got ahead in HIV control William Bowtell, executive director of Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at UNSW Australia “…The world is…

NPR Interviews Lead Author Of Lancet Paper Calling For Sex Work Decriminalization

NPR: Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV “If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. … Goats and Soda spoke…

Lancet Series Examines HIV Prevention Among Sex Workers

News outlets discuss findings of a new series of articles in The Lancet on HIV and sex workers, which was first presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. VOA News: Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention “A new series in the medical journal The Lancet says achieving an…

Blog Highlights News From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is live-blogging this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: Bill Clinton Addresses International AIDS Conference Delegates “Former U.S. President Bill Clinton stirred the crowd here in Melbourne [Wednesday] with a talk that evoked memories and…

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…

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…

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…