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Global Fund Replenishment Necessary To Continue Advance Against Diseases

“I am tremendously inspired by many women around the world who work under dire circumstances to make a difference for their families. One critical constituent of these women are those living with HIV,” Malawi President Joyce Banda writes in the Huffington Post’s “Big Push” blog. “In the last few years,…

To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation, Expand Access To Proven Interventions

“Through the combined efforts of many, and with incredible support from [PEPFAR], U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was recently able to announce that since PEPFAR began 10 years ago, one million babies born to HIV-positive mothers are free of the disease,” Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego, writes…

Donor Funding For AIDS Response In Low-, Middle-Income Countries Plateaued, Report Says

“Global financing to fight AIDS has remained essentially flat since the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and [UNAIDS],” the New York Times reports. In 2012, donors gave nearly $7.9 billion to low- and middle-income countries, about the same amount provided over the past…

Britain To Give $1.6B To Global Fund Over Next 3 Years If $15B Replenishment Goal Reached

“Britain has announced that it is giving one billion pounds, or $1.6 billion, to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years and hopes the money will lead to ‘some incredible results,'” the Associated Press/Washington Post reports. “International Development Secretary Justine Greening made the…

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill Aimed At Ending HIV/AIDS Globally

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) last week introduced a bill — HR 3117 — aimed at “bring[ing] an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world,” according to the bill’s summary on the OpenCongress webpage. According to the text of the bill, it addresses the…

Global Fund Releases New Results Data Showing Significant Gains

“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced new results [on Friday] that show significant gains in the treatment of people living with HIV and in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the virus,” the Global Fund reports in a press release. “The results show that 5.3 million…

Annual UNAIDS Report Details Progress, Challenges In Global HIV/AIDS Response

The number of new HIV infections “and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced [worldwide], thanks to expanding access to treatment, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday,” Reuters reports (9/23). “Worldwide, 2.3 million people were newly infected with the AIDS-causing virus last year, compared…

Much Progress Made Against HIV/AIDS, But Continued Support Needed To Save Lives

Singer and songwriter Annie Lennox and Mitchell Besser, an obstetrician and gynecologist who founded mothers2mothers, a South African-based HIV care and support organization, write about their involvement with HIV/AIDS in the Huffington Post’s “Big Push” blog. “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched in 2002 and the…

Addressing HIV Prevention Among Key Affected Populations ‘Of The Utmost Urgency’

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog, Michel Kazatchkine, the U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, recalls a recent International AIDS Society-sponsored meeting in London “on the impact of treatment as prevention (TasP) on Key Affected Populations (KAPS), [which] has the potential…