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Tanzania Announces Closure Of Some HIV Prevention Programs For Gay Men

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania suspends some HIV programs for gay men, says health minister “Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs for gay men, the health minister said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s minister for health said the government had received reports…

November 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics including the growing recognition of transgender health, the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis and HIV in Cuba and Thailand, and microcephaly rates in northeastern Brazil (November…

Annual HIV Diagnoses In U.S. Down 19% Over Past Decade, CDC Report Shows

Reuters Health: HIV infections fall over last decade, progress uneven “The rate of new HIV infections in the U.S. fell over the last decade, but progress wasn’t equal for all groups, according to a new government report…” (Seaman, 12/6). Washington Post: Annual HIV diagnoses down 19 percent over the past…

Sen. Markey Introduces International Human Rights Defense Act

Blogs discuss Sen. Edward Markey’s (D-Mass.) introduction in the Senate of the International Human Rights Defense Act (.pdf), which would make LGBT rights a U.S. foreign policy priority. RH Reality Check: The Right to Dignity: Prioritizing LGBTQ Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy M.A. Keifer of Advocates for Youth notes,…

Markey’s International Human Rights Bill Critical To U.S. Global AIDS Response

The Hill: Markey’s bill will help global fight against AIDS Kenneth Mayer, director of prevention research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, medical research director at the Fenway Institute, and co-chair of the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy “Last week with the introduction of the International Human Rights Defense…

Inadequate Funding, Harsh Laws Could Threaten HIV Fight In Uganda

IRIN: Flat funding, harsh laws could hurt Uganda’s battle against HIV “Inadequate funding coupled with harsh laws targeting same-sex unions could erode the gains so far made in the fight against HIV in Uganda, activists warn…” (6/25).

New WHO HIV Guidelines Call For Attention To Key Populations

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO releases key population HIV guidelines, with new recommendations for PrEP and opioid overdose management, updated evidence for prison responses, call for law, policy reviews Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Strategies, Challenges Around HIV Control

The following opinion pieces discuss different aspects of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The Conversation: It takes a global village: how we got ahead in HIV control William Bowtell, executive director of Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at UNSW Australia “…The world is…

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