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WHO Releases Report On Global Spinal Cord Injuries

“The [WHO] says as many as 500,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year,” VOA News reports (DeCapua, 12/2). “People with spinal cord injuries are two to five times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries, says a new report,” released Monday, RTT…

Devex Examines Need For Focus On Women, Girls In AIDS Efforts

“Although the international development community has scored significant wins in the battle against HIV and AIDS, interventions to protect most at-risk populations — including women and girls — have fallen short,” Devex reports. The news service examines “what makes women and girls more susceptible to contracting HIV” and includes comments…

UNAIDS’ ‘Zero Discrimination’ Campaign Discourages Criminalization Of HIV Transmission

UNAIDS’ “Zero Discrimination” campaign, launched this week, “among other goals, seeks to discourage countries from criminalizing the transmission of HIV,” Slate reports. “Over 63 countries have laws on the books, mandating criminal penalties for HIV-positive people who engage in sex without disclosing their status, according to the organization,” the news…

WTO Ministerial Meeting Begins Amid Questions On Food Security, Other Issues

“Amid looming uncertainty, trade ministers and officials from 159 countries Tuesday began formal negotiations at the [World Trade Organization (WTO)] ministerial meeting [in Bali] in a bid to reach consensus on issues such as food security and trade facilitation,” Zee News reports. “India, which is an important member of the…

CNN Interviews Bill Gates About Global AIDS Response

“While much progress has been made” in the effort to eradicate AIDS, an AIDS-free generation “is still a far way off,” Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said in an interview with CNN on Monday, after “attending President Barack Obama’s remarks on World AIDS Day at…

China Sees Rise In HIV Among Youth, MSM

“Two decades after tens of thousands — some say hundreds of thousands — of Chinese contracted HIV from contaminated blood products in an epidemic that raged in the 1990s, the major transmission route today is sex, according to Chinese media reports, citing figures from the National Health and Family Planning…

CNN Interviews U.S. Ambassador To South Africa About Future Of Country’s AIDS Response

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on her show recently interviewed U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard “about HIV/AIDS and the future of the Rainbow Nation,” where “more than six million people — or 10 percent of the entire population — are infected with HIV.” They examine U.S. funding for AIDS programs…

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