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AIDS 2018 Press Releases Discuss Research On Sex Work, HIV Criminalization Laws

AIDS 2018: Studies raise concerns about policies seeking to “end demand” for sex work “Research suggests that ‘end demand’ laws are reducing demand for HIV services, according to panelists sharing the effectiveness of ‘end demand’ policies at a press conference that featured scientific abstracts and input from advocates. … Typically,…

Brazil Must Reboot National AIDS Strategy

Bloomberg: Brazil’s AIDS Fight Falls Victim to Success Mac Margolis, author “…Data from the public health ministry released early this month shows that AIDS — a scourge Brazil appeared on track to beat — is on the rise among some demographics (young men) and regions (the north and northeast). ……

More News In Global Health

New York Times: In Myanmar’s Divided Villages, Fear Prevails and ‘Life Has Stopped’ (Cumming-Bruce, 12/13). New York Times: Irish Lawmakers Recommend Repealing Strict Abortion Ban (O’Loughlin, 12/13). NPR: Our 10 Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories Of 2017 (Gharib, 12/13). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Stephen Hawking says eliminating neglected tropical…

New PLOS Collection Examines Intersection Of Human Trafficking, Exploitation, Health

PLOS BLOG’s “Speaking of Medicine”: Human Trafficking, Exploitation, and Health: a new PLOS Collection “PLOS Medicine Associate Editor Colleen Crangle introduces the PLOS Collection on Human Trafficking, Exploitation, and Health. … A special Collection launched [last Wednesday] at PLOS — Human Trafficking, Exploitation, and Health — with Guest Editors Cathy…

News Outlets Examine Impacts Of Potential USAID Cuts On Ukraine’s TB Programs, NGOs’ Efforts To Address HIV Epidemic In Country Amid Russian Conflict

Devex: Ukraine’s fight against TB is at risk from USAID cuts “A United States Agency for International Development-funded digital health program to help Ukraine manage its growing drug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic is a textbook example of effective foreign aid, according to health experts who worked on the project — but the…

Stigma Hinders Rollout Of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis In Kenya

Devex: Aid groups grapple with stigmatization in HIV prophylaxis rollout “…[Pre-exposure prophylaxis’ (PrEP)] success in sub-Saharan Africa — the region with the highest burden of HIV — will hinge more on the social than the scientific, though. Researchers and advocates will have to strike a balance in how they market…

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