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U.S. Investments ‘Powerful’ For Ending AIDS Worldwide

Houston Chronicle: Gayle: Progress continues in fight against AIDS Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE and a board member of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…The U.S. response [to HIV/AIDS], though tragically slow, did eventually turn a corner, with profound results both here and…

Crimea Faces ‘Human Tragedy,’ Risks To Public Health, U.N. AIDS Envoy Says

Agence France-Presse/Medical Xpress: Crimea facing ‘human tragedy’ on AIDS: U.N. envoy “The U.N. AIDS envoy for Eastern Europe on Thursday said Crimea faced a ‘human tragedy’ and risks to public health after a program for intravenous drug users was scrapped following Russia’s takeover…” (5/8).

HIV Drug Treatment In Short Supply In Venezuela

USA Today: Anti-HIV drugs dry up in Venezuela “The wretched condition of Venezuela under its socialist leadership is now worsening the ability of hospitals to treat people, especially patients with HIV. … Nearly 50,000 Venezuelans are taking antiretrovirals … [but t]housands of HIV patients are now without their medicines, non-profit…

Schistosomiasis Could Make African Women More Vulnerable To HIV

New York Times: A Simple Theory, and a Proposal, on HIV in Africa “While around the world a vast majority of AIDS victims are men, Africa has long been the glaring exception: Nearly 60 percent are women. And while there are many theories, no one has been able to prove…

Conflict Affecting Efforts To Curb Drug Use, HIV Spread In Ukraine, Russia

Humanosphere: From Russia with alarm: Conflict fuels fast growing HIV epidemic Natalie Flath, a health advocate and activist based in St. Petersburg, Russia, discusses drug use, the HIV epidemic, and how conflict between Russia and Ukraine is affecting efforts to prevent the spread of the virus in the region (5/9).

HIV Prevention Campaign Promoting Male Circumcision Reaches 6M In Africa

NPR: Snip Decision: Africa’s Campaign To Circumcise Its Men “…This week researchers announced that [an unprecedented campaign in Africa over the past several years to promote circumcision as a way to prevent HIV] has reached a remarkable milestone: Six million men and teenagers were convinced…” (Aizenman, 5/7).

PSI Highlights VMMC Campaign In Zimbabwe

A post in PSI’s “Impact” blog discusses how “[n]ational celebrities, both male and female, are helping scale-up [voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC)] efforts in Zimbabwe by addressing key barriers men face when considering the procedure, including a lack of social support and myths and misconceptions around VMMC…” (5/8).

VMMC ‘Can Play Vital Role’ In African HIV Prevention Programs

Writing in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Sema Sgaier, a program officer with the foundation, discusses a collection of research studies on the role of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa published this week in PLOS ONE and PLOS Medicine. “…By…

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