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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Spread In West Africa

News outlets report on the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed at least 660 people and infected more than 1,000. Agence France-Presse: West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO “The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases…

AIDS 2014 Closes With Memorial, Calls To Reduce Stigma

Inter Press Service: AIDS Conference Mourns the Dead, Debates Setbacks “The 20th International AIDS Conference concluded [Friday] as the first in its history that remembered not just the 39 million people worldwide who have died of AIDS but also those who lost their lives in the crashed MH17 flight carrying…

Northern Nigerian Doctors’ Strike Affecting HIV/AIDS Care

VOA News: Nigeria Doctors’ Strike Threatens HIV/AIDS Care “Nearly a month into a nationwide doctor’s strike, HIV/AIDS patients in some parts of northern Nigeria say health care is rapidly declining, and they have become largely dependent upon foreign aid organizations. Doctors say the strike is the only way they know…

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…

Affordable Hepatitis C Medicine Can Cut Number Of New Infections

Financial Times: Global push can bring remedies within reach of all who need them Stefan Wiktor, team leader of the WHO’s global hepatitis program, and Gottfried Hirnschall, director of WHO’s HIV department “We are witnessing a remarkable transformation in the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). Intensive research is…

AIDS.gov Blog Speaks With Experts About AIDS 2014 Highlights

Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, interviews experts about issues discussed at the 20th International AIDS Conference. AIDS.gov blog: Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH “At the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014)…

Anti-Gay Laws Will Facilitate HIV Spread Worldwide, AIDS Expert Says

The Independent: Anti-gay laws will help global spread of HIV, claims global AIDS expert “Anti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, and other countries … will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century, the head…

News Reports Highlight Scientific Findings Presented At AIDS 2014

News outlets highlight several of the scientific findings presented this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Boston.com: Making Strides: Highlights of Research Unveiled at AIDS Conference “Coinciding with the 2014 International AIDS Conference, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a special theme issue…