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President’s FY 2019 Budget Request Includes Cuts to Global HIV/AIDS Efforts

Washington Blade: Another Trump budget, another attempt to cut HIV/AIDS programs “New year, new cuts to HIV/AIDS programs. President Trump’s proposed $4.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2019 is most prominently characterized by soaring deficits, but also calls for varying degrees of cuts to HIV/AIDS programs reminiscent of his earlier…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Pieces On Global Health Security, Trump’s Call To Limit Foreign Aid To ‘America’s Friends’

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: Global Health insecurity, why the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and ending AIDS at home Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses recent articles on global health security funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President…

Study Finds Many Young Women With HIV In 7 African Countries Unaware Of Infection

The Guardian: Many young African women with HIV unaware they are infected “Less than half of young women with HIV in seven southern and east African countries are aware they are infected, according to a wide-ranging study. … Only 46.3% of those infected were aware that they had the disease,…

Daily Nation Article Outlines PEPFAR’s Successes, Challenges In Kenya

Daily Nation: Millions of Kenyans saved by U.S. anti-AIDS initiative “…About one million of the 1.6 million HIV-positive Kenyans are now receiving life-saving medicines through this U.S. global initiative known as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). … These accomplishments are being touted by U.S. officials as part…

IntraHealth Works With Partners In Central America To Accelerate Progress Toward Ending AIDS

IntraHealth International: In Central America, Health Workers and Communities Achieve Big Progress in the Fight against HIV This post discusses IntraHealth International’s work over the past two years collaborating “with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society groups in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama to accelerate progress toward reaching…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: ‘Fake’ doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV arrested (2/7). Associated Press: AP Exclusive: AP finds food used as weapon against Rohingya (Klug, 2/8). Business Day: Gates has an audacious battle plan to fight malaria (Cohen, 2/8). Deutsche Welle: Dengue: risks and side effects of the world’s…

High Rates Of HIV Care, Treatment Retention Could Help Reduce HIV Incidence, Study Shows

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: How to cut HIV incidence? Researchers do the math and find keeping patients in care is pivotal Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study modeling how treatment retention of people living with HIV could help reduce the number of new infections.…

Unlicensed Doctor Reusing Needles Infects Dozens With HIV In India

New York Times: Fake Doctor in India Suspected of Infecting Dozens With HIV “…[H]ealth officials in Unnao, a primarily rural district two hours’ drive southwest of Lucknow, became concerned last July when an unusual number of patients visiting a government hospital began testing positive in routine HIV screening. … At…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 330 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including Ukraine’s transition from Global Fund support, the private sector’s role in the Global Fund’s TB grants…

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