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Latin American and Caribbean countries aim to reduce new HIV cases by 75 percent

Latin American and Caribbean countries will aim to reduce new cases of HIV by 75 percent by 2020, according to the Pan American Health Organization. The new targets were set last week at the second Latin American and Caribbean Forum on the HIV Continuum of Care, along with targets to achieve an environment of zero […]

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Amnesty International adopts sex work decriminalization policy

Despite calls from some celebrities, faith-based and anti-sex work organizations, the global human rights group Amnesty International adopted a policy to support the full decriminalization of sex work and protect the human rights of sex workers at the International Council Meeting, the group’s decision-making forum, earlier this month. The policy calls on countries to ensure […]

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guttmacher

HIV rates high among adolescent girls while sexual health services access low, says report

Globally adolescent girls in low and middle-income countries continue to face unmet needs when it comes to their sexual and reproductive health, according to a report published by the Guttmacher Institute. Two-thirds of sexually active adolescent women worldwide do not have access to contraceptives – this unmet need contributes to higher risks of HIV, unintended […]

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amfar

New site details how PEPFAR funding is spent

Amfar, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has launched a new website designed to help civil society organizations, ministries of health and finance, researchers, and others access President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding data. The website, featuring a navigable database of PEPFAR country and regional operational plans, lays out how $29 billion in planned funding […]

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Latin American and Caribbean countries aim to reduce new HIV cases by 75 percent

Latin American and Caribbean countries will aim to reduce new cases of HIV by 75 percent by 2020, according to the Pan American Health Organization. The […]

Tuberculosis

Senators call on White House for bold TB Action Plan

With the deadline for submitting a national action plan to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis quickly approaching, a group of Senators has sent a letter to the White […]

Research & Development

Study finds diversity in costs, support, and implementation of recommended antiretroviral treatment monitoring

It’s the best way to ensure antiretroviral treatment is working for those getting it, protecting their immune systems and preventing illness and transmission — and the […]

Policy

Post-Ebola, ask the right questions

The following is a guest post by Kathy Doherty of MEASURE Evaluation The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa exposed the weaknesses of national health systems […]