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Stigma, Discrimination Remain Challenges To Progress On HIV/AIDS, IntraHealth Manager Says

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn’t Going Away Lindsey Freeze, brand and creative services manager at IntraHealth International, discusses the challenges of stigma and discrimination in efforts to make progress on HIV/AIDS. Freeze writes, “Investing in strategies to eliminate institutional practices that cause shame, fear, and…

Devex Examines PEPFAR’s $100M Key Populations Investment Fund Announced In 2016

Devex: What happened to PEPFAR’s $100M Key Population Investment Fund? “The head of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has said government bureaucracy prevented her from giving $100 million directly to in-country groups targeting key populations living with HIV. The money will now be delivered through U.S.…

Global Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS ‘A Matter Of Political Will’

Deutsche Welle: Opinion: Don’t jeopardize progress in fight against AIDS Astrid Prange, journalist at DW “The main takeaway from the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam is clear: Fighting the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a matter of political will. Those who oppose sexual education and the…

Media Outlets Report On Range Of HIV/AIDS-Related Issues, Developments Emerging From AIDS 2018

CNN: Growing homophobia will fuel the HIV epidemic, experts fear (Senthilingam, 7/28). Health Policy Watch: Top WHO Official On HIV/AIDS Gottfried Hirnschall: World Needs New Approaches To Deal With HIV/AIDS Challenges (Zarocostas, 7/23). Globe and Mail: Countries, including Canada, are prosecuting people with HIV because they misunderstand science, leading researchers…

‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of AIDS 2018 In Amsterdam

Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” and Rabita Aziz, writer at “Science Speaks” and senior global health policy specialist at IDSA, report from the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam on “news, updates, and analysis of new research findings, evidence-based responses, and community action for global access…

Donors, Governments Must Increase Support For Harm Reduction Services To Prevent HIV

Devex: Opinion: The global HIV response is neglecting people who use drugs Naomi Burke-Shyne, deputy director of Harm Reduction International “…People who inject drugs are one of the most at-risk populations for HIV and over 20 times more likely to contract the virus than the general public. The risks are…

More News In Global Health

The Guardian: Misuse of opioids such as tramadol and fentanyl is ‘global epidemic,’ report finds (Beaumont, 6/27). The Guardian: Death sentence quashed for teenager who killed rapist husband in Sudan (Burke/McVeigh, 6/26). The Guardian: The Ugandan girl who trekked barefoot to escape marriage at 13 (Okiror, 6/26). The Guardian: ‘Toxic…

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