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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On U.S. Government, Global Efforts On NTDs, HIV/AIDS

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Disease Efforts This updated fact sheet discusses the U.S. government’s efforts to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) around the world, as well as global statistics related to, interventions to address, and international goals to control NTDs (7/19). Kaiser Family Foundation:…

PrEP Effective In Reducing HIV Infection Risk; Other Experimental Therapies Show Potential As Functional Cures, Various Studies Presented At AIDS 2016 Show

aidsmap: PrEP can further reduce the risk of HIV infection after a partner starts treatment “Offering Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the HIV-negative partner in a serodiscordant couple during the first six months after the HIV-positive partner starts antiretroviral therapy (ART) can serve as a ‘bridge’ to provide further protection…

Researchers Find Evidence Zika Carried By More Common Culex Mosquitoes

Reuters: Brazil scientists find Zika traces in Culex mosquitoes in wild “Brazilian researchers on Thursday said they found signs of the Zika virus in a common mosquito that is a separate species from the insect known to be the primary means of transmission…” (Prada, 7/21). Washington Post: Zika is found…

CGD Blog Post Examines 2 Projections On Ending AIDS Epidemic

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Will AIDS Treatment Conquer the AIDS Epidemic? Mead Over, senior fellow at CGD, examines two projections for ending the AIDS epidemic, comparing UNAIDS and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) data. Over writes, “To achieve the AIDS transition, we should heed…

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