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IPS Examines Reaction To Introduction Of Fixed-Dose ARVs In South Africa

Noting “a serious supply shortage [of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in South Africa last May], the most recent of several stockouts that have plagued the state-funded ARV treatment program since its launch in 2004,” Inter Press Service examines reaction to the introduction of fixed-dose ARVs (FDAs) in the country last month.…

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Goosby To Visit Vietnam This Week

Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator “will travel to Vietnam, May 5-7, to engage in high-level discussions on the response to HIV/AIDS by the government of Vietnam and [PEPFAR],” a U.S. State Department press release reports.…

Editorials Endorse Population-Based HIV/AIDS Testing, Prevention Campaigns

The United States Preventive Services Task Force, an independent government advisory panel, on Tuesday published updated guidelines for HIV screening in the U.S., recommending that physicians test all adults ages 15-65, all pregnant women, and younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk of infection. The following summarizes…

PEPFAR Committed To Programs Aimed At Children To Reach AIDS-Free Generation

Citing data on how HIV/AIDS has affected children worldwide, whether directly or through the death of one or both parents, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby, who also heads the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, writes in the agency’s “DipNote” blog that children are vulnerable “to the…

May 2013 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

The May issue of the WHO Bulletin features an editorial examining policy coherence for improved medical innovation and access, a public health news roundup, several research papers on maternal and child health, and a review of 12-month antiretroviral therapy outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, among other articles (May 2013).

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Goosby To Visit India This Week

Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, “is travelling to India this week to recognize the successful health partnership between the two countries, an official statement said,” the Press Trust of India/Business Standard reports. “During his India…

New York Times Features News Analysis On Media Reports Of HIV/AIDS ‘Cures’

The New York Times features a news analysis on “all the recent ‘cured of AIDS’ headlines,” including the so-called “Berlin patient,” an infant in Mississippi, and 14 patients in France. Experts agree that the cure for HIV/AIDS has not been found and that patients should not stop their medications, the newspaper notes, adding,…

Al Jazeera Programs Examine Vaccine Funding, Efforts To Fight Malaria, TB, HIV

Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story” on Friday examined whether funding and political will can keep pace with efforts to vaccinate every child worldwide. The 25-minute video program, “with presenter Shiulie Ghosh, discusses with guests: Kate Elder from Doctors Without Borders; Adel Mahmoud, a global health specialist at Princeton University, and former…