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Not All U.N. Member States Pleased With Final Declaration Of High-Level Meeting On Ending AIDS

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HLM 2016 AIDS: ‘Reaffirming’ urgency while dodging realities, U.N. resolution on HIV shows what happens when a declaration is political Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reports on the outcomes of the U.N. High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, highlighting the…

PEPFAR Announces Investment Fund To Expand Access To HIV Services For Key Populations

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HLM 2016 AIDS: PEPFAR directs $100 million to reach gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses PEPFAR’s announcement of “the…

Addressing Inequality Critical To Ending AIDS

The Guardian: It isn’t lack of drugs preventing us eradicating AIDS, but inequality Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation “…It’s time that we as governments, together with our civil society partners, tackle the discrimination that prevents those infected with HIV from seeking and finding assistance and…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Concerns Around Next U.N. Declaration On HIV/AIDS

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Men who have sex with men, sex workers groups ask: Will next U.N. political declaration on HIV and AIDS exclude most affected, least reached populations? Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the 2011 U.N. declaration on eliminating HIV/AIDS, progress…

Decriminalizing LGBT Relationships, Sex Work Critical To Ending HIV

The Guardian: We will lose the battle against HIV without LGBT decriminalization Bisi Alimi, founder of the Bisi Alimi Foundation “…[O]ur biggest challenge in the fight against [HIV] is people’s reaction to those living with it. This must be addressed as the International AIDS Conference returns to Durban in July.…

Stigma Complicates HIV Prevention, Treatment Efforts In Papua New Guinea

The Lancet: In Papua New Guinea, HIV/AIDS-related stigma is still rife “Living with HIV in Papua New Guinea is liable to mean a life on the streets, abandoned by those closest to you. For Margaret Anton, an activist with AIDS support group Igat Hope based in the capital, Port Moresby,…

Transactional Sex, Other Factors In Malawi Threaten Country’s HIV Response

Key Correspondents Reporting for Action on HIV: Harmful cultural practices resurface and threaten Malawi’s HIV response Joseph Ganthu, volunteer reporter for the Network of Journalists Living with HIV, discusses the prevalence and implications of certain practices in Malawi, including the practice of transactional sex, that are impacting the country’s national…

Human Rights Central To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: Why Protecting Humans Rights Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…[S]uccess [in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic] demands that the protection of human rights remains at the core of our work. Around the globe…

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…

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