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A look at AIDS 2014: It is time for a caring hand

Science Speaks covered AIDS 2014 with live coverage and guest posts and is continuing this week with insights on issues raised during the week. The following post is by Helen Cornman, Deputy Director, AIDSFree, JSI When I first started working in HIV in 1988, I was a young social work student who believed the counseling […]

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World Hepatitis Day: Sub-Saharan Africa sees progress, but persisting risks for HBV, HBC transfusion-transmitted infections, CDC reports

More countries were screening donated blood for hepatitis B and hepatitis C across sub-Saharan Africa by 2011, than 10 years earlier but prevention of transfusion-transmitted disease remains challenged across the region, a report from the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention released last week shows. The report, in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality […]

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A look at AIDS 2014: Stigma and discrimination pose barriers to accessing health services

Science Speaks covered AIDS 2014 with live coverage and guest posts and is continuing this week with insights on issues raised during the week. The following post is by Laura Nyblade, of Health Policy Project, RTI International MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Nearly every plenary speaker at the International AIDS Conference last week, from political leaders to scientists […]

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UNAIDS HIV Gap Report highlights inequity of gains, says inclusion and ambitious acceleration could end epidemic by 2030

Of 35 million people living with HIV, 19 million do not know it. While new infections dropped by 13 percent in last three years, more than […]

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PaMZ TB drug regimen: Cheaper, simpler, safer and with effectiveness “significantly greater” than standard regimen, researchers say

An analysis of eight-week data from a clinical trial of a tuberculosis treatment regimen shows the promise of curing the disease in a shorter period of […]

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Tuberculosis R&D must be U.S. diplomatic priority, say global health leaders

Along with maintaining funding for fighting global tuberculosis, the United States government must better coordinate with the most affected countries on TB research and development, said […]

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World Hepatitis Day: Sub-Saharan Africa sees progress, but persisting risks for HBV, HBC transfusion-transmitted infections, CDC reports

More countries were screening donated blood for hepatitis B and hepatitis C across sub-Saharan Africa by 2011, than 10 years earlier but prevention of transfusion-transmitted disease […]