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NPR Examines Implications Of WHO’s New HIV Treatment Guidelines On South Africa

Noting the WHO this month “issued revised guidelines saying that people with HIV should be put on antiviral drugs far earlier than was previously recommended …, a move that could have huge implications for African nations where millions of people are infected with HIV,” NPR’s “Shots” blog and “Morning Edition”…

A.U. Special Summit On HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Kicks Off In Abuja

Robert Newman, director of the WHO’s Global Malaria Program, “said on the sidelines of the ongoing preparatory meetings to this week’s African Union (A.U.) Special Summit on HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Abuja [‘Abuja +12’ ] … on Sunday that a vaccine for malaria may just be three years…

Globe And Mail Profiles World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

Globe and Mail correspondent Kevin Carmichael profiles Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank and former “point man on HIV/AIDS” for the WHO, noting that in 2003, “he rallied the world’s governments to endorse [‘3 by 5,’] an audacious plan to treat three million [people living with HIV] with…

New U.N. Framework On HIV/AIDS Treatment Seeks To Give 15M People Access To ART By 2015

“The United Nations [on Saturday] launched a new framework which seeks to give 15 million people with HIV/AIDS access to antiretroviral treatment by the year 2015,” the U.N. News Centre reports. “The framework [.pdf], titled Treatment 2015, offers countries and partners practical and innovative ways to increase the number of…

Vietnam Expresses Concern That Donor Cuts In HIV/AIDS Funding Will Hamper Progress, IRIN Reports

“The Vietnamese government warns that multi-million dollar donor cutbacks could undermine progress in the country’s HIV/AIDS services,” IRIN reports. “More than 70 percent of Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS response comes from international donors, which plan to reduce or phase out projects due to the country’s new middle-income status and the global financial…

USAID Working With Angola To Implement New HIV Treatment Guidelines

Noting the release of new WHO HIV treatment guidelines that “pave the way toward lifelong treatment for all pregnant and breastfeeding women with HIV, regardless of CD4 count or clinical stage,” B. Ryan Phelps, medical officer for PMTCT and pediatric HIV in USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, and Melanie Tam, PMTCT intern…

UNAIDS Head Expresses Concern Over HIV Infections Among Couples In Africa

Speaking “on the sidelines of a media forum” in Abidjan on Thursday, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé expressed concern over the number of new HIV infections among people in stable relationships in Africa, as well as among young women in some parts of the continent, Xinhua reports. “What is really…