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PrEP, Combined With Other Prevention Methods, Could End AIDS, NIAID Director Says

Financial Times: The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for AIDS? “…The question for many — both activists and clinicians — is whether greater use of PrEP alongside more widespread diagnosis and early treatment could finally herald the end of HIV/AIDS. … But PrEP drugs cannot put an end to HIV/AIDS…

WHO Providing HIV Treatment For Libyan Patients After Collapse Of Nation’s Health System

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency fills gap in HIV treatment for patients in Libya “Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing much-needed antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to patients living with HIV in Libya, following the country’s collapse in medical services and inability to provide life-saving…

Study Suggests Shortfall In Treatment Coverage For People Living With HIV In Rural Cameroon

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Rural Cameroon study indicates need to double HIV treatment success, monitor outcomes in West, Central Africa to control epidemic Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study conducted in rural Cameroon that examined treatment coverage for people…

Community-Centered Group Helps To Reduce HIV Stigma, Support People Living With HIV In Myanmar

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Myanmar self-help group leading the way for people living with HIV Patrick Duigan, senior migration health program coordinator, and Liam Best, communications officer, both at the International Organization of Migration “…In the southeast of [Myanmar], where migration within Myanmar and back and forth to Thailand is a…

New Outbreaks Like Zika Divert Attention From Existing Mosquito-Borne Disease Challenges

The Guardian: Outbreaks like Zika distract us from other medical emergencies Gary Finnegan, editor in chief at Break Dengue “…[E]fforts to develop … dengue response strategies are being slowed down by the outbreak of a more headline grabbing mosquito-borne virus — Zika. … The Zika outbreak has, quite rightly, spent…

Media Sources Examine Top Health, Development Stories Of 2016, Look Ahead To 2017

Devex: A year in review: Global development in 2016 “In development policy circles 2016 was branded a ‘year of action.’ With big global agreements in place, this was a year for implementation, for attention to the nuts and bolts of getting things done. There has been plenty of action –…

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