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Hondurans Take Steps To Mitigate Pregnancy, HIV Among Youth

The Guardian: AIDS, pregnancy and the church: young Hondurans take a stand Carlisle Levine, president and CEO of BLE Solutions, LLC, and Vanessa Siliezar, Honduras representative at Let Girls Lead “…In November 2012, the government of Honduras launched the national strategy for the prevention of adolescent pregnancies. Since then, the…

Children Face Inadequate Access To HIV Testing In Zimbabwe

IRIN: Children battle to access HIV testing in Zimbabwe “Young people with HIV are increasingly dying at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups. They are also less likely to get tested for the virus, as concerns about guardianship and privacy can discourage clinics from…

G7 Leaders Reach Consensus On Global Development Priorities

Devex: G7 leaders ‘keep the ball rolling’ on global development “Leaders of seven of the world’s major industrialized nations — France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada — gathered on Wednesday and Thursday for a two-day G7 summit, hosted for the first time by the European…

At U.N. General Assembly, Officials Call For Greater Efforts To End AIDS Epidemic

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials urge greater commitment, investment, innovation to end HIV/AIDS epidemic “Despite significant gains, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is far from over, United Nations officials said [Friday at a U.N. General Assembly meeting], calling for greater political commitment, investment, and innovation to end the global scourge…” (6/6).

Uganda’s AIDS Commission Calls Bill Criminalizing HIV Transmission ‘Nonsensical’

Agence France-Presse: Ugandan HIV bill ‘nonsensical,’ says health body “Uganda’s AIDS commission on Friday called an HIV bill passed by parliament ‘nonsensical,’ and urged the country’s president not to sign it into law. … Uganda’s parliament passed new legislation criminalizing the deliberate transmission of HIV — the virus that can…

Prophylactic Therapy With TB Drug Effective In HIV Patients, Study Shows

Bloomberg News: Combining Tuberculosis Treatment With HIV Therapy Cuts Disease “The use of tuberculosis drug isoniazid in conjunction with antiretroviral therapy to prevent the disease among HIV-infected patients is safe and cuts the incidence of TB by 37 percent, according to a study…” (Kew, 6/6).

Prejudice Surrounding HIV Must End In Order To Effectively Prevent, Treat Infections

The Guardian: HIV remains a global health problem, thanks to ignorance and prejudice Norman Fowler, author, former cabinet minister with Margaret Thatcher, and former chair of the Conservative party “More than 35 million people are living with HIV but about half of those do not know they are infected. In…

Researchers Examine Why Married Swazi Women Delay, Drop Out Of HIV Treatment

Inter Press Service: Marriage a Barrier to ARV treatment for Swazi Women “…[Thandeka Dlamini] and other researchers set out to find why married women [in Swaziland] start [antiretroviral therapy (ART)] late or drop out. Their study, conducted by MarxART, a project by the Swaziland National AIDS Programme (SNAP), found ‘distinct…

Advocacy Groups Condemn Ugandan Bill For Stigmatizing HIV

The Lancet: Uganda takes “another step backward” with HIV bill “HIV advocacy and human rights groups have condemned the passing by the Ugandan parliament of a bill they say will severely impede the fight against HIV/AIDS as well as stigmatize and discriminate against those with the disease…” (Devi, 6/7).

Growing Illicit Drug Market In Myanmar Could Increase HIV Cases, Report Says

Eleven Media: Surge in injecting drug use fueling AIDS epidemic in Myanmar, report warns “Efforts to curb illegal drug production, distribution and use in Southeast Asia have failed, and the area known globally as the Golden Triangle has seen opium cultivation more than double since 2006, a new report by…

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