Blog Provides Live Updates From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is live-blogging this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: When HIV Research and Data Collection Is at Odds with ‘Do No Harm’
A guest post from Anita Datar, senior policy adviser at the Health Policy Project of the Futures Group, and Ron MacInnis, deputy director for HIV at the project, write about how to “harness the potential of spatial analysis and its ability to shine a light where health and social interventions are needed, while upholding public health’s first principle, to first ‘do no harm’…” (Barton, 7/21).

Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: Paul Semugoma Receives Human Rights Award at Monday Plenary Session
“Uganda physician and human rights activist Paul Semugoma was honored in Melbourne today with the Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights award at the opening plenary session…” (Lubinski, 7/21).

Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: A new target for HIV treatment from UNAIDS
“Against the backdrop of a large screen photo of AIDS researcher Joep Lange, who died in Malaysian Airlines 17 crash last week, a high level panel Sunday discussed the UNAIDS new target for HIV treatment — 30 million by 2030…” (Lubinski, 7/20).

Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: Gay Men, MSM and Transgender Pre-Conference Kicks Off in Melbourne
“The opening session of a two-day pre-conference on Gay Men, MSM, and Transgender People in the Global AIDS Response sponsored by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV at Melbourne Town Hall began with solemn words and a moment of silence for the almost 300 people killed on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17…” (Lubinski, 7/19).

Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: HIV and tuberculosis are one disease in Southern Africa
The blog discusses “a high-level international consultation of the World Health Organization in Melbourne [Saturday] in advance of the opening of the 20th International AIDS Conference…” (Lubinski, 7/19).

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