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HIV/AIDS In The Lives Of Gay And Bisexual Men In The United States

More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one health issue facing their population, a majority are not personally concerned about becoming infected, and relatively few report having been tested recently. Only about a quarter know about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and fewer than half are aware that the current guidelines for people with HIV are to start antiretroviral (ARV) treatment as soon as they are diagnosed.

New Interactive Tool Tracks the U.S. Global Health Budget in Real Time

The Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new interactive tool designed to provide the latest data on the U.S. government’s global health budget in an easy-to-access form. The U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker lets users follow the budget from the President’s budget request through the appropriations process in Congress, as well…

AIDS 2012: Prevention Today: What’s the Right Mix?

This session will explore how policy makers and programme managers can work with the current state of knowledge and unanswered questions about what works in HIV prevention to develop strategic, combination prevention responses.

AIDS 2012: Comprehensive HIV Prevention for People Who Use Drugs: Ways Forward for Inclusion of Needle and Syringe Exchange Programmes

This session will address the potential impacts of restrictions on NSEPs, and propose ways forward for public health actors, community stakeholders, and drug users themselves to maintain and expand comprehensive services, including needle and syringe exchanges, despite the limitations in funding, restrictive political environments, and other barriers to the implementation of this preventive intervention.

AIDS 2012: Can Public-Private Partnerships Help Those who Think Globally, Act Locally?

This session will bring together some of these global leaders to discuss how, in their experience, public-private partnerships are an innovative way to bring together diverse organizations and target the same goal of efficient local programmes that, at the same time, translate into powerful advocacy tools at the global level.

AIDS 2012: Treatment as Prevention: Is It Time for Action?

This session will focus on the timely and important issue of antiretroviral therapy (ART) as a prevention intervention and will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, programme managers and policy makers. The opportunities and challenges implicit in this approach will be presented by various speakers, each bringing a different perspective on the issue.