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More Investment In Harm Reduction Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction David Olson, global health communications expert “…To coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance are publishing a report that says…

Reports On TB Testing, HIV Treatment Pricing Released At 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: GeneXpert with clinic-based care reduced time to treatment for MDR TB patients in Khayelitsha, South Africa “…On Monday, Helen Cox from the University of Cape Town…

Haiti Overcomes Challenges Toward Goal Of Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Haiti National Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis — A Model of Success in the Face of Adversity Roland Oscar of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in Haiti and colleagues discuss the many challenges faced in achieving success toward eliminating lymphatic filariasis in…

Clinton Foundation To Maximize HIV/AIDS Support To Vietnam

Xinhua/Shanghai Daily: Former U.S. president vows to support Vietnam in combating HIV/AIDS “The Clinton Foundation will maximize its support for Vietnam in preventing and fighting against HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said here Friday. At a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung…

Women’s Rights Important To Preventing Child HIV Infections

Bloomberg Businessweek: Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS “…Protecting young mothers will be critical if the world is to meet a U.N. target of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. At an international AIDS meeting that started in Melbourne yesterday, public figures from Burmese political…

Discrimination, Stigma Disrupt AIDS Efforts In Tunisia

The Guardian: Tunisia’s fight against AIDS hampered by widespread discrimination “…As the International AIDS Conference begins in Melbourne this week, Tunisia, a country with one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive approaches to combating HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa, is in a war of attrition with the…

Two Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Said To Be Cleared Of HIV

Bloomberg Businessweek: HIV Said Cleared in Two Bone Marrow Transplant Patients “Two cancer patients who were also infected with HIV went through bone marrow transplants and may no longer have the AIDS-causing virus, according to Australian doctors…” (Matsuyama/Bennett, 7/18).

Kenya To Pilot Mass Drug Administration To Combat Malaria

IRIN: Kenya to pilot community-wide malaria treatments “Kenya is experimenting with unconventional methods to tackle high malaria rates through the piloting of mass drug administration (MDA) — treating entire communities with anti-malarial drugs, regardless of whether they have the parasite…” (7/18).

Progress Toward HIV Cure Being Made

The Lancet: Towards a cure for HIV — are we making progress? Sharon Lewin, professor in the department of infectious diseases at Alfred Health and Monash University and co-head at the Centre for Biomedical Research at the Burnet Institute; Steven Deeks, professor in the department of medicine at the University…