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Interactive website highlights global gaps, leaders, outliers among national HIV policies

When the World Health Organization released an announcement in Vancouver this month that its updated and highly anticipated HIV treatment guidelines were “moving towards” advising treatment for all people living with HIV, the international agency noted that the recommendations follow scientific evidence from three major clinical research trials showing that immediate access to antiretroviral treatment […]

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Dr. Suniti Solomon, 1939-2015, looked for, found, and responded to HIV

Physician, researcher, leader in fight against HIV in India and worldwide for three decades is mourned globally Dr. Suniti Solomon was a professor of microbiology in Chennai, India in 1986 when reports of the spread of HIV in the United States spurred her to determine if the virus was being transmitted in her country, she […]

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WHO commemorates World Hepatitis Day in Egypt, where HCV infection rates are high, as are prices to critical medicines

It is a disease estimated to afflict more than 150 million people worldwide, infecting from three to four million more each year, and killing about 700,000. In Egypt, the World Health Organization estimates that 10 percent of people between 15 and 59 years old live with the disease. That’s hepatitis C alone. The combined impact […]

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IAS 2015: HIV surges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia while drug users are denied lifesaving services and donors retreat

VANCOUVER, Canada – As a conference where discussions of southern and eastern countries told of tipping points, with numbers of people on HIV treatment greater than numbers of new HIV infections, drew toward its close Wednesday, Dr. Michel Kazatchkine painted a contrasting picture of the epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In this region […]

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Interactive website highlights global gaps, leaders, outliers among national HIV policies

When the World Health Organization released an announcement in Vancouver this month that its updated and highly anticipated HIV treatment guidelines were “moving towards” advising treatment […]

Tuberculosis

Ambitious new U.S. plan may put hundreds of thousands on MDR-TB treatment

The United States plans to place 360,000 multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients globally on treatment over the next five years, as part of a national tuberculosis action plan […]

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Children, people with HIV, pregnant women and others underserved by TB drug development present ethical imperative, opportunities for global disease approaches, authors say

Populations with needs that can and do affect the impacts of tuberculosis treatments are among the most vulnerable to the disease, make up significant proportions of […]

Policy

Global health programs see little rise; family planning slashed in Senate subcommittee bill

The Senate State and Foreign Operations subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee followed the House’s example this week and proposed flat funding for most global health programs […]