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As AIDS 2016 Conference Begins In Durban, Blog Post, Media Note Highlight Key Challenges To Global Epidemic Response

PLOS’s “Translational Global Health”: 21st International AIDS Conference: how do we unify and fund the future of HIV prevention?
Nicole Espy, a Harvard graduate and PhD candidate at the Chan School of Public Health, discusses challenges of funding the global HIV/AIDS response, writing, “Research in the HIV field continues to develop methods to improve patient outcomes and treatment delivery. But unless efforts are made to implement them early, consistently, and increasingly, the HIV/AIDS epidemic will go the way of the disease itself” (7/18).

WHO: WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference
“The World Health Organization is flagging four key challenges as the international community meets at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 18-22 July 2016. The organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It is also signalling the growing emergence of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance and the need for sustainable financing of the global response…” (7/15).