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NPR: Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism (Neighmond, 1/17). Reuters: Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio (Yousafzai, 1/18). Reuters: India plans to raise health spending by 11 percent in budget; less than requested (Kalra, 1/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria,…

Blog Post Examines Study On Mortality Rates Among HIV Patients In Zambia

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Study finds deaths among Zambia HIV patients on treatment underestimated, and up to 20 times higher than among patients in Europe Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study published in PLOS Medicine that show that death rates among HIV patients…

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National Geographic: Maybe Rats Aren’t to Blame for the Black Death (Greshko, 1/15). Washington Post: The classic explanation for the Black Death plague is wrong, scientists say (Guarino, 1/16). New York Times: Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91 (McFadden, 1/16). NPR: We Asked, You Answered:…

Spread Of HIV Exacerbated By Conflict In Ukraine, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Conflict in Ukraine escalated spread of HIV — scientists “Fighting in Ukraine that erupted in 2014 escalated the spread of HIV throughout the country as millions of infected people were uprooted by violence, a study published on Monday found. Conflict-affected areas such as Donetsk and Luhansk, two…

Blog Post Examines Data Showing Less Than Half Of Young Women With HIV Surveyed In 7 African Nations Aware Of Their Infection

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Survey across seven African countries finds young women and teenage girls less than halfway to 2020 goals for HIV control Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment, or PHIA surveys, funded by PEPFAR and conducted by ICAP…

Usage, Access Remain Low Worldwide For HIV Pre-Exposure Prevention Pill

Associated Press: Usage remains low for pill that can prevent HIV infection “From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which — in their view –…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 328 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including Nigeria’s malaria, TB, and HIV funding; the Global Fund Board’s approval of an additional $1.38 billion…

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