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AIDS 2010: Halving HIV/TB Co-infection Deaths; Financial Transaction Tax Discussed, And More

UNAIDS and the Stop TB Partnership joined together on Thursday at the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 in Vienna, Austria, with the goal of preventing 200,000 deaths annually from HIV and tuberculosis co-infection, Agence France-Presse reports. TB is the number one killer of people living with HIV/AIDS (Ingham, 7/22).

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Sec. Of State Clinton Participates In ASEAN Forum; ASEAN Health Ministers Meet

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Vietnam on Thursday to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional forum and to mark the 15th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Vietnam, VOV News reports. According to the news service, this is Clinton’s first visit to the country since she became secretary of state. During her trip, she will have meetings with Deputy Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem (7/22).

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News Outlets Report On Medical Intellectual Property Developments, Drug Access Issues

Inter Press Service reports on a recent symposium on access to medicine, “jointly hosted by the WHO, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).”

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Also In Global Health News: India’s Food Security; ASEAN To Address Disaster Preparedness; Iraqi Food Aid; Why Fistula Plagues Kenya

Implications And Challenges Of India’s Proposed Food Security Bill A Reuters article discusses the implications of an Indian bill that would “subsidise grains for the poor, a move that will impact government finances as well as political support.” According to the news service, the proposal “aims to partly shield a…

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AIDS 2010: Advocates March In Vienna For Human Rights Of HIV/AIDS Patients

Thousands of HIV/AIDS advocates “marched through Vienna’s city centre on Tuesday evening, demanding more respect for human rights in the fight against HIV,” Agence France-Presse reports.

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AIDS 2010 Studies, Releases: PMTCT, Treating Children, Male Circumcision; National Prevention Programs; IDUs

“In parts of Africa, only about half of babies born to mothers with HIV receive the HIV prevention drug nevirapine,” according to a study published Wednesday, HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report reports.

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Opinions: IDUs And HIV; AIDS 2010; International Violence Against Women Act

Governments Should Examine Drug Policies To Slow HIV Transmission Among IDUs In a Los Angeles Times opinion piece, Evan Wood, associate professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, writes about the Vienna Declaration, a document he helped to draft, that calls for international leaders to revise drug policies to…

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Nature Series Examines Role Science Can Play In Securing Food For The Future

As part of a series of stories and editorials on the role science can play in securing food for the future, Nature News examines the challenges associated with feeding the world’s hungry.

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Recent Releases In Global Health

Steps The U.S. Can Take To Improve Its Commitment To Development A Center for Global Development memo offers suggestions for the U.S. to improve its commitment to policies that benefit poor countries after it ranked 17th out of 22 wealthy in the 2009 Commitment to Development Index. Among a set of 20 recommendations,…

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Seattle Non-Profit Recommends Strategy For Improving U.S. Foreign Aid Efficacy

“[T]he United States needs a national strategy to clarify the goals of foreign aid, trade policy consistent with those goals, an easier process for small businesses to participate and support for international education programs,” according to a set of recommendations for improving the effectiveness of U.S. foreign aid assistance released Tuesday by the Seattle-based non-profit Global Washington, the Seattle Times reports.

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