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Calls Continue For Russia To Better Address HIV Prevention, Treatment

Inter Press Service: Russia: Critics Continue To Attack ‘Hypocrisy’ Over HIV/AIDS “International bodies and local campaign groups have repeatedly criticized Russia for not doing anywhere near enough in terms of providing prevention services or access to medical treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers. The fourth Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) HIV/AIDS…

Uganda’s New HIV Law ‘Is A Major Step Backward’

International Center for Research on Women: New HIV Law in Uganda Will Harm Women, Children, and Families Anne Stangl, a senior behavioral scientist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), discusses a new law in Uganda that “criminalizes the transmission of HIV, makes it legal for doctors to…

Talking More About Hepatitis B, HIV Can Alleviate Stigma

Huffington Post “Healthy Living”: Talking About Hepatitis B and HIV: Working to End the Stigma Jeffrey Caballero, executive director at the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), and Isha Weerasinghe, hepatitis B policy fellow at AAPCHO “…May 19 was both National Hepatitis Testing Day and National Asian & Pacific…

‘Science Speaks’ Provides Update On Development Of An AIDS Vaccine

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS vaccine update: With Thai trial, broadly neutralizing antibodies, new technologies and monkeys that met the SIV challenge, ‘we’re closer than ever’ Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, provides an…

Ugandan Nurse Jailed For Alleged Attempt To Spread HIV

News outlets report on the sentencing of a Ugandan nurse to three years in prison for allegedly attempting to spread HIV. Associated Press: Uganda nurse is jailed in HIV transmission case “A Ugandan court on Monday sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal…

EGPAF Forges Ahead To Prevent Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Huffington Post: Reaching Our 20 Millionth Woman Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “…For the past decade, our programs have expanded to better address the PMTCT cascade. Our work must continue around strengthening and integrating health systems and building local capacity so that every…

Blog Discusses Theoretical Association Between Schistosomiasis, HIV Infections

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Schistosomiasis: how a theory brings HIV, a parasite, the price of pills and the demand for evidence together Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes about “[t]he idea that schistosomiasis,…

World AIDS Vaccine Day Focuses Attention On Need For HIV Vaccine

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Celebrating progress on World AIDS Vaccine Day “…May 18 marked the observance of World AIDS Vaccine Day­­ — an annual event to focus attention on the need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS,” the blog states, and includes an infographic from AVAC…

Number Of HIV Cases Rising Among MSM In Vietnam

Thomson Reuters Foundation: HIV rising among men having sex with men in Vietnam “Long overshadowed by the government’s attention to other at-risk groups, Vietnam is failing to stem HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM), a group that is hidden due to social stigma…” (Kimmons, 5/16).

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