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Blog Posts, Releases Recognize World AIDS Day, Discuss Lessons Learned; Role Of Health Workers In Central America; Community Engagement In South Africa; Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: World AIDS Day reminds us that the toll of the world’s longest pandemic continues throughout the year Antigone Barton, writer and editor of Science Speaks and editorial director of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (12/1). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: In Central America, Health Workers Keep HIV Services…

On World AIDS Day, Media Outlets Examine Efforts To Improve HIV Treatment, Prevention Access; Progress Toward Meeting Transmission Targets; U.S. Responses To AIDS, COVID-19

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘A shot can end the stigma’: African women pin hopes on anti-HIV jab “…A new injectable HIV prevention drug, called cabotegravir, that is taken every two months has proved nine times more effective in preventing HIV than the commonly used Truvada PrEP daily tablets, a study found…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: South Africa sees sharp rise in virus, part of African wave (Magome, 12/10). Borgen Magazine: Dr. Joseph Hogan on Pooled Testing for HIV/AIDS (Hogan, 12/9). Devex: What should change after COVID-19, according to the stars of Netflix’s ‘Pandemic’ series (Ravelo, 12/10). Devex: U.K. Parliament’s International Development Committee saved (Worley,…

Australia Scraps Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate After Trial Participants Receive False Positive Results On Certain HIV Tests

Sydney Morning Herald: Australian COVID vaccine terminated due to HIV ‘false positives’ “A billion-dollar deal for the Morrison government to buy more than 50 million doses of the University of Queensland’s potential coronavirus vaccine has been abruptly terminated after several trial participants returned false positive HIV test results…” (Harris, 12/11).…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Inequities In Medical Oxygen Access; Call To Waive Intellectual Property Rules; Health Information Management

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 has turned the spotlight on the uneven provision of oxygen — a stark health inequity Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children U.K., and Adamu Isah, chief of party for the INSPIRING Project at Save the Children Nigeria (12/11). Brookings Institution: The promise and peril of anti-pandemic…

African-Led Trial To Test New Combinations Of HIV Vaccines, PrEP In 4 Countries

The Guardian: Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines “The first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the…

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