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Uganda’s HIV criminalization, mandatory testing bill signed into law against local and international cautions of harms to health, human rights

Jail terms to punish “attempted” and “intentional” transmission of HIV, as well as forced HIV testing of sex crime victims, people accused of sex crimes, pregnant women and their partners and anyone who “unreasonably” withholds consent to be tested are now law in Uganda, with President Yoweri Museveni’s assent to The HIV and AIDS Prevention […]

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The dictates of drug development, a need to invest in community health workers, the role of inequity, and deadly denialism . . . We’re reading about Ebola, and reliving history

Ebolanomics – Nearly 40 years after Ebola was discovered in a fast-moving Zaire outbreak that took 280 lives, Western Africa has faced the largest outbreak yet since March, as the disease swept into four countries, with no proven and available treatment with which to confront it. “The lack of a treatment,” this New Yorker piece […]

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PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds

Survey finding gaps in care, records during transfer of patients from PEPFAR-supported program to community-based clinics comes as new report cites need for data The patients who went to the Sinikithemba HIV clinic at McCord Hospital in Durban for antiretroviral treatment knew the value of the care they received; they paid for it. In turn, […]

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Uganda’s HIV criminalization, mandatory testing bill signed into law against local and international cautions of harms to health, human rights

Jail terms to punish “attempted” and “intentional” transmission of HIV, as well as forced HIV testing of sex crime victims, people accused of sex crimes, pregnant […]

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Xpert use reduced wait for treatment, study shows, but health system, patient challenges remain barriers to full benefits

The demand for, and the promise of, quick accurate tools to diagnose tuberculosis, and to discover resistance to basic TB treatments, are based on a simple […]

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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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PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds

Survey finding gaps in care, records during transfer of patients from PEPFAR-supported program to community-based clinics comes as new report cites need for data The patients […]