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AIDS 2016: Partners project demonstrates preventive power of antiretroviral treatment

When doing the right thing is the best thing, Part 2 DURBAN, South Africa – In another example of what happens when proven HIV interventions are made appropriately available, final results from the Partners Demonstration Project presented here on Wednesday showed access to immediate HIV treatment for a person living with HIV, along with access to […]

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AIDS 2016: While drop in medical circumcisions raises concerns, study shows impacts of targeted approaches for the HIV prevention measure

DURBAN, South Africa – The 11.7 million medical circumcisions delivered to prevent HIV since research in Kenya and Uganda definitively proved the 60 percent protective value of the one time intervention in 2007, will have prevented an estimated 335,000 HIV infections by 2025. “That’s if stopped now,” Julie Samuelson of the World Health Organization said in […]

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AIDS 2016: SEARCH for HIV, links to care outstrips UNAIDS goals in two years

When doing the right thing is the best thing, Part 1 DURBAN, South Africa – Do the UNAIDS goals of diagnosing 90 percent of those with HIV, treating 90 percent of them, and suppressing the virus to undetectable levels in 90 percent of those all by 2020 sound daunting to you? How about doing it in […]

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AIDS 2016: As the largest generation in history approaches greatest HIV risks, Gates discusses the magnitude of the work ahead

DURBAN, South Africa – When Bill Gates came to Durban Wednesday for a discussion of progress with physician scientists researching the next HIV responses, the Microsoft founder recounted his first visit to South Africa in 1997, when his focus was still on his business and, he says, “closing the digital divide.” The divide he discovered instead in Soweto, […]

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Community systems strengthening needed to end HIV, TB

As the global HIV community gathers this week in Durban, South Africa for the International AIDS Conference, their focus should be on strengthening community-led responses, along […]


Multi-country survey sheds light on drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment needs

Findings highlight gaps in available testing, regimens The first survey to assess tuberculosis that does not respond to common treatments across populations in multiple high-disease-burden countries […]

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While Ebola funds dwindle, a study to test treatment for persistent virus begins, and a report cites gaps in outbreak response capacities

The work of controlling, learning from deadliest Ebola outbreak, preparing for future continues, amid uncertain funding for ongoing responses to crisis A study of men who […]


CDC, State Department urge Congress to take action on Zika funding before summer break

In February, when the Obama Administration proposed a $1.9 billion package to respond to the Zika outbreak, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden […]