Understanding factors and mechanisms, cellular pathways, viral features and immune interaction of mucosal HIV transmission should provide important insight to design prevention methods to interrupt transmission.
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Three years after the adoption of the WHO/UNAIDS Guidance on Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling, universal access to HIV testing remains a distant goal.
AIDS 2010: Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response: MSM and Their Needs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Around the world HIV continues to spread among men who have sex with men (MSM).
AIDS 2010: Providing Leadership on Critical HIV/AIDS Issues: An Appeal by and to Members of Parliament
The severe stigma attached to HIV makes it a sensitive and often politically unattractive issue to champion.
Integration of services is a key challenge in the global response to the HIV and TB epidemics.
Despite years of prevention efforts, HIV incidence has been inadequately controlled and the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a global public health crisis.
In the current context of global economic recession and contracting resources for HIV/AIDS world-wide, this session will tackle the following questions: whether new funding mechanisms can raise and secure necessary funds for global development, including health; whether policies currently pursued by other global financial actors such as the World Bank and the IMF are supportive of global health; whether disease-specific programmes are viable in the current economic climate; and what arguments HIV/AIDS activists can make to ensure that resources continue to be available for health programmes, including HIV/AIDS programmes.
This special session will discuss challenges for youth organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS.
This session will highlight how funding for HIV/AIDS has (and has not) strengthened health systems overall. Each panelist will address the question: Based on evidence collected so far, what conditions need to be present for HIV funding to strengthen health systems?
HIV epidemics among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) are unfolding across Africa.