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Uganda’s HIV Bill Sparks Debate

Devex: Huge divide over Uganda’s HIV prevention bill “Civil society groups campaigning against Uganda’s HIV bill are struggling to convince stakeholders to join their call for President Yoweri Museveni to reject the legislation. In a bid to strengthen its case, the Uganda Network on Law Ethics & HIV AIDS, a…

Involve Women In Search For AIDS Vaccine

Huffington Post Canada: Women Need an AIDS Vaccine Margie McGlynn, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) “…Women need an AIDS vaccine. They also need to be directly involved in the process of developing one. … The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is working with partners in…

Ebola Outbreak Overwhelms Liberia’s Health Facilities, Workers

News outlets report on Liberia’s efforts to treat Ebola patients, as health facilities and workers are overwhelmed by the number of infected people. Deutsche Welle: Liberia’s forgotten diseases “…Liberians are not only afraid of contracting Ebola, they are also scared of being wrongly diagnosed when they may in fact be…

Blog Post Recognizes Global Female Condom Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Female Condoms Clancy Broxton, the senior social marketing and commodities adviser for USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, and Rahel Beigel, a Global Health Fellows Program intern, write, “In honor of Global Female Condom Day, read and share these five facts about female condoms,…

HIV Subtype Study Shows Need For Testing, Treatment Scale-Up

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HIV subtype study shows need for, benefit of test and treat scale-up Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses findings from a study on HIV-1 subtype progression (9/2).

Gates Foundation Awards $25M For HIV Vaccine Research

Reuters: Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research “Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (Sherwood, 9/3).

India Faces HIV/AIDS Drug Shortages As Drug Makers Halt Supplies

Reuters: India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply “India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under the government’s free medicine program after some drug makers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said…” (Siddiqui, 9/4).

Achieving Medical Goals Of Sexual Health Requires Promoting Comprehensive Agenda

The Guardian: Sexual health isn’t just about health – it’s about sex too Pauline Oosterhoff, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies “Should tax money be spent for research on pornography in Bangladesh? How about on sex worker organizations’ efforts to legalize sex work? Do humanitarians have a right…

Blog Post Discusses Abuse In Maternal Health, HIV Programs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ‘Abuse runs deep’ in maternal health and HIV programs, says advocates Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses how “disrespect and abuse towards women in the maternal and reproductive health care world contributes to the HIV/AIDS epidemic”…

South Africa’s Mortality Rate Dropped In 2012; TB Remained Leading Cause Of Death

Bloomberg News: South African Death Rate Fell in 2012 as TB Stays Top Killer “South Africa’s mortality rate dropped six percent in 2012 as antiretroviral therapy programs helped cut deaths of HIV-infected patients. Tuberculosis remained the leading killer. The number of deaths in the continent’s second-largest economy dropped to 480,476…

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