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Opinion Pieces Published In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

The following summaries represent some of the many opinion pieces published to recognize World AIDS Day, December 1. Chris Beyrer and Michel Kazatchkine, BBC News: “[T]he recurring themes of stigma and discrimination at the social, cultural and political levels” are preventing key affected populations, such as men who have sex…

UNAIDS Launches ‘Zero Discrimination’ Campaign, Conference

Nobel Peace Prize Winner and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on World AIDS Day launched “a new ‘zero discrimination’ campaign,” Agence France-Presse reports. Suu Kyi and Sidibé “unveiled a new campaign Sunday targeting prejudice against HIV/AIDS sufferers, with…

New York Times Opinion Piece Series Examines AIDS Eradication

The New York Times published a “Room For Debate” series examining how AIDS will be eradicated. The series includes commentaries written by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé; singer and songwriter Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation; Kartik Venkatesh, a clinical fellow in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham…

International Community Marks World AIDS Day

“While welcoming the solid progress being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, United Nations officials marked World AIDS Day [on Sunday] with urgent appeals for the international community to work even harder to end stigma, discrimination and complacency, to stop new HIV infections among children and to ensure access to…

ONE Report Tracks Progress Toward End Of AIDS

“Beginning in 2012, ONE set out to write an annual accountability report, tracking just how much (or how little) progress was being made toward [ending AIDS]. And in this year’s report … we find encouraging news: if current rates of acceleration are sustained, we will achieve the beginning of the…

Compassion Necessary Component For Ending AIDS

In an Atlantic opinion piece, singer and songwriter Sir Elton John writes about his experiences with HIV/AIDS and recounts the work of several organizations, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “I’ve seen the difference these heroes are making. … I’ve seen with my own eyes what’s possible when compassion is…

HIV Care Cascade Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

“The cascade of HIV care — an approach that links prevention outreach, testing and treatment services across a continuum of care — helps identify the key opportunities to improve services to stop the spread of HIV. This tool has come to Vietnam at a critical time,” Ward Cates, president emeritus…

Multivitamins Help Delay Antiretroviral Use Among New HIV Patients, Study Shows

“New research from Africa suggests that basic multivitamin and selenium supplements might greatly lower the risk that untreated people with the AIDS virus will get sicker over a two-year period,” HealthDay News reports (Dotinga, 11/26). “Patients taking a daily combination of vitamins B, C and E along with selenium for…