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Better HIV/AIDS Data Can Improve Policy, Program Implementation

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog,” CGD Senior Fellow Mead Over and Research Assistant Rifaiyat Mahbub discuss how better national HIV/AIDS data can play “an important role … in shaping policy.” They write, “Now is the time to dramatically improve [survey] frequency, granularity, and precision…

Secretary Kerry Swears In Deborah Birx As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on the April 25 formal swearing in of Deborah Birx as U.S. global AIDS coordinator by Secretary of State John Kerry (Aziz, 4/25). A transcript of remarks from the ceremony is available online from the State Department (4/25).

Cause Of AIDS Announced 30 Years Ago

News outlets recount the announcement 30 years ago that scientists had discovered the virus that causes AIDS. ABC News: HIV Turns 30 Today “It’s been 30 years since scientists announced the cause of AIDS: a shifty retrovirus that would come to be known as HIV…” (Moisse, 4/23). ABC News: Researchers…

Blog Discusses Global Health Contributions

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses global health contributions, reviewing recent meetings and publications on global health funding and human rights (Barton, 4/23).

AFP Reports On Ugandan Town Heavily Affected By HIV/AIDS

Agence France-Presse: Catching more than fish: Ugandan town crippled by AIDS “When you risk your life fishing on dangerous seas, a drink in the bars back on shore seem a welcome relief, but in Uganda, it has created a culture with staggering rates of HIV…” (Leroux-Nega, 4/23).

Tackling Food Security Is Critical To HIV Response

Scientific American: Beyond medicine: Delivering on the promise of food security in the context of the AIDS epidemic Suneetha Kadiyala, senior lecturer in nutrition-sensitive development at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Rahul Rawat, research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute “…There remain stark inequities…

UNICEF, Global Fund Coordinate Efforts To Improve Maternal, Child Health

In a┬ápress release, UNICEF and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced a new agreement “to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children. … Under the new agreement, the Global Fund and…

Blog Examines South Africa’s National HIV Survey

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behavior Survey, 2012, and other data related to HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The blogs states, “As the report notes, the survey’s findings, which point to a continued inequitable distribution of rates of…

HPV Vaccine Effective Among Women With HIV, Study Shows

New York Times: Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective in HIV Patients “Vaccines against cervical cancer work well even in sexually active women with HIV, a new study has found. It also found that women who already have one or two strains of the cancer-causing virus can be protected against others…” (McNeil,…

Blog Highlights Global Health Publications, Campaigns

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights a new publication from AVAC examining pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the risk of HIV infection; updates from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria about its new funding model; a commentary on new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador…

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