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Experts Warn Of HIV Treatment Gaps Among Children, Adolescents Worldwide

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS among children, teenagers a ‘Hidden Epidemic’ The blog summarizes remarks made by experts at a congressional briefing held Thursday on the crisis of pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS care (Aziz, 5/15).

U.S. Recommends Daily Pill For Individuals At Risk Of HIV Infection

New York Times: Advocating Pill, U.S. Signals Shift to Prevent AIDS “Federal health officials recommended Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk for AIDS take a daily pill that has been shown to prevent infection with the virus that causes it…” (McNeil, 5/14).

U.S. GAC, NGO React To Uganda’s Passage Of Bill Criminalizing HIV Transmission

A statement from U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx and the International Community of Women Living with HIV react to Uganda’s passage of a bill criminalizing HIV transmission. PEPFAR: Statement from Ambassador Deborah Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on the Passage of the HIV Prevention and Control Act…

Uganda Passes Bill Criminalizing ‘Willful, Intentional’ HIV Transmission

VOA News: Uganda Criminalizes ‘Willful’ HIV Transmission “Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing the ‘willful and intentional’ transmission of HIV. … But health workers and civil society groups have spoken out against the bill, saying it will do nothing to curb Uganda’s rising infection rate. Many argue the…

Blog Discusses Integrated Control Measures For NTDs

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control: The Early Years Peter Hotez, co-editor-in-chief of PLOS NTDs and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues from the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Sabin Vaccine Institute discuss integrated…

Pakistan Faces Challenges To Vaccinating Against Polio

News outlets report on polio in Pakistan, one of three countries identified last week by the WHO as a main reservoir of the virus. BBC News: Pakistan’s deadly descent into polio contagion “Pakistan was close to eradicating polio 10 years ago. But conspiracy theories, a Taliban ascendancy and drive-by shootings…

HIV Drug Treatment In Short Supply In Venezuela

USA Today: Anti-HIV drugs dry up in Venezuela “The wretched condition of Venezuela under its socialist leadership is now worsening the ability of hospitals to treat people, especially patients with HIV. … Nearly 50,000 Venezuelans are taking antiretrovirals … [but t]housands of HIV patients are now without their medicines, non-profit…