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Lancet Infectious Diseases July Issue Focuses On HIV, Launches ‘The Lancet HIV’

Lancet Infectious Diseases: A new chapter in HIV “In this issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, you will notice a large amount of HIV content in the journal. We have pooled this content from the many HIV/AIDS-related submissions that the journal received to mark the occasion of the 20th International…

Birx Warns ‘Complacency’ Over AIDS Risk Could Have Global Consequences

Washington Times: Obama’s AIDS director calls for more attention to global epidemic “…At a town hall forum hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation [on Monday], [U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx] warned that underestimating the threat still posed by AIDS could have global consequences. ‘If there’s complacency in the…

Event Highlights Need To Improve Access To Pediatric HIV Medicines

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Targeting the pediatric HIV treatment gap, speeding drug development, imagining a world of equitable treatment access, the Medicines Patent Pool aims for breakthroughs Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes…

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Higher Among Women With HIV/AIDS In Africa

Inter Press Service: Maternal Deaths Due to HIV a Grim Reality “…In spite of the huge advances in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Africa, experts are concerned that these have not matched other pillars needed to eliminate maternal mortality caused by HIV and AIDS. … The risk of…

African Union Heads Of State Commit To Sustain Efforts To End HIV, TB, Malaria

UNAIDS: African Union: translating political commitments into action “African Heads of State committed to sustain efforts to ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by adopting the recommendations stated in an AIDS Watch Africa report — including prioritizing AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the new development goals in order to ensure that…

U.S. Democratic Leadership Must Show More Action To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Leadership to End AIDS — Cuomo’s Got It, Where’s Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama? Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and human rights researcher and activist “This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation’s capitol.…

Antiretroviral Delivery Device For Newborns To Be Tested In Zambia

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: Zambia Could Be First Country to Distribute Pratt Pouch Nationally Kate Stratten, senior program manager at IntraHealth International, writes about the Pratt Pouch, a simple antiretroviral delivery system designed to enable HIV-positive mothers to administer nevirapine to their newborns following birth, and IntraHealth’s partnership with “Duke University’s Pratt…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 44 of the Global Fund News Flash includes articles on the fund’s Technical Review Panel, new online portal to submit concept notes, Human Rights Reference Group, and banking partners in Latin America (7/3).

Research On Drug Use, HIV Prevention Interventions Necessary To Stop Virus In Russia

Moscow Times: Russia’s HIV Epidemic Starts In Its Prisons Lyuba Azbel, research associate at the Yale School of Medicine “…[Russia’s] government policy actually boosts the spread of HIV. Research shows that extrajudicial policing and police harassment in Russia creates an environment of fear, contributing to syringe sharing. … While alternatives…

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