This updated fact sheet provides the latest data on the U.S. HIV epidemic, including key trends over time, impact by region and population, and information on the U.S. government’s response.
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Policy makers frequently turn to media-based public education campaigns as a way to address public health issues of all kinds, from childhood obesity to enrolling seniors in prescription drug plans. In order to help assess the effectiveness of recent efforts, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a forum featuring the authors…
The National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report provides the latest data on state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). ADAPs, part of the Ryan White Program, provide HIV medications to low-income people with HIV/AIDS who have limited or no prescription drug coverage. ADAPs operate in all 50 states, the District of…
These updated documents, “Trends in U.S. Government Funding for HIV/AIDS,” provide an analysis of U.S. federal funding for HIV/AIDS since fiscal year (FY) 1981. The issue brief and chartpack present data and trends in the major categories of funding—care, cash and housing assistance, research, prevention, and global/international—over time. Cumulatively through…
Recent guidelines are all recommending that HIV treatment be started at a higher CD4 count because of issues such as the ongoing damage caused by HIV itself, and prevention of transmission. Issues in long-term treatment, such as potential side effects, the development of resistance, the cost and sustainability of programmes in resource-poor settings, are some of the potential problems for such a strategy.
Speakers include: Ward Cates (United States)President, Research,Â FHI Robert ClayExecutive Director, Department of HIV/AIDS, USAID AnthonyÂ Fauci (United States)Director, NIAD Â
AIDS 2010: Barriers to Migrants and Mobile Populations in Accessing Comprehensive HIV Services and Treatment
Although conditions of mobility and migration are known to increase individuals’ vulnerability to HIV, there is little attention paid to the barriers migrants face in accessing comprehensive services, especially treatment and care.
For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. Chairs: Jack Whitescarver (United States)NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research andDirector, Office of AIDS ResearchAnnie Lennox (United Kingdom)Singer-songwriter, Activist, AmbassadorJacob Gayle (United States) Deputy Vice President, Ford Foundation
AIDS 2010: What have you Done for HIV/AIDS Lately? The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Advancing the AIDS Response
The UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights hold prominent and powerful human rights positions.
We must remain committed to the goal of reaching universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and recognize that, post-2010, the best path forward must be informed by lessons learned from the successes and the failures of the efforts undertaken to date.