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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…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Communication Guides About TB, Sex Work

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: “Case?” “Suspect?” “Trafficking?” “Industry?” We’re reading guides on how to talk about TB, write about sex work Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the Stop TB Partnership’s release of a “guide to language and usage for tuberculosis communications ……

Joint Briefing Paper Highlights Needs, Rights Of Sex Workers Who Use Drugs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Risks and challenges of people who inject drugs, earn income through sex work recognized, but seldom addressed in adequate, joined responses Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a joint briefing paper by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects…

Blog Post Highlights Recent Global Health-, Development-Related Reports, Research

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Harm reduction and an AIDS-free generation, sex work research, and sustainable development goals … We’re reading about the inextricable ties of health and human rights Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a recently released amfAR report on harm reduction…