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Drug-Resistant HIV Threatens Progress Toward Ending AIDS, WHO Report Says

Deutsche Welle: What’s changed since the last HIV meeting? “…[A]s world HIV experts prepare to talk through the latest science in Paris at IAS 2017, … new statistics suggest those experts will have to fight the battle on an emerging front: HIV drug resistance…” (Abbany, 7/20). Reuters: HIV drug resistance could…

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Trump Administration Developing Comprehensive Plan Against Disease Outbreaks, Biological Attacks, Homeland Security Adviser Says

Reuters: White House developing comprehensive biosecurity strategy: official “The Trump administration is developing the first comprehensive strategy to defend the United States against disease pandemics and biological attacks by terrorists, the top White House homeland security official said on Thursday. … The effort involves retired Admiral Tim Ziemer, who oversaw…

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Amid Health Care Reform, Ukraine Government Aims To Take On More Responsibility To Prevent, Treat HIV

The Lancet: The HIV response in Ukraine: at a crossroads “The Ukrainian government is preparing to take more programmatic and financial responsibility for both prevention and treatment of the HIV infection in the country, but as it struggles through a health reform, experts say progress in fighting the disease could…

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Lancet Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Global AIDS Epidemic, Future Of HIV Response

The Lancet: The global HIV/AIDS epidemic — progress and challenges Editorial Board “On July 20, UNAIDS released their annual report on the status of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, which also includes a comprehensive analysis of progress towards ending AIDS as a public health threat. … The report emphasizes that there…

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More Than Half Of People Living With HIV Taking Medication, AIDS-Related Deaths Nearly Cut In Half Since 2005, UNAIDS Report Shows

Associated Press: For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs “For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the…

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Progress Seen On Tobacco Control But Industry Continues To Interfere With Regulation, WHO Report Shows

The Guardian: Tobacco companies interfere with health regulations, WHO reports “Cigarette manufacturers are attempting to thwart government tobacco controls wherever possible, even as governments make progress regulating the products, a new World Health Organization report has found…” (Glenza, 7/19). Reuters: Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO “…Countries with partly state-owned…

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Dengue Outbreak In India’s Kerala State Infects More Than 11K, Kills At Least 21

Reuters: Dengue kills 21 in Indian tourist hotspot, crisis looms “A dengue outbreak has killed at least 21 people in India’s southern state of Kerala in the past three weeks, a government official said, adding that there was a shortage of medicines and health workers to tackle the crisis in…

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Gates Foundation Continues Efforts To Help Improve HIV Diagnostics, Prevention

Inside Philanthropy: Gates is Still Gunning for HIV. Here’s the Latest Sue-Lynn Moses, global editor of Inside Philanthropy, examines the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s HIV strategy, which “has changed very little over the years.” Moses highlights the foundation’s funding of efforts to develop and distribute better HIV diagnostics and…

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African Nations Using Innovative Solutions To Prevent, Treat Fistula

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Africa fights fistula with mobile money and community ambassadors “From training community ambassadors to encourage women with fistula to seek treatment, to cash for transport to hospitals, African nations are finding new ways to deal with the agonizing childbirth injury that ruins the lives of millions of…

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Brazil’s Government Must Do More To Prevent Further Zika Outbreaks, HRW Report Says

Forbes: How Brazil’s Zika Epidemic Highlights Women’s Every Day Plight — Human Rights Watch “A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report looks at the aftermath of the Zika epidemic in Brazil — and also holds disturbing lessons for the U.S. The group interviewed more than 180 people impacted by Zika,…

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