Monthly Archives: June 2010

What We’re Reading

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This week’s reading list is here. As usual, let us know your thoughts! Is the HIV/AIDS rate in South Africa finally slowing? An article on AllAfrica.com says yes, pointing to a 35 percent decline in new infections between 2002 and 2008 (Many thanks to the One Blog’s reading list this week for this piece!). The […]

Lessons from South Asia

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A theater troupe performing plays about men who have sex with men.  A group of injecting drug users in Bangladesh drawing attention to their plight with red mannequins.  And a beauty pageant in Nepal –with only transgendered contestants. In South Asia, a number of different initiatives are now under way in attempting to reduce stigma […]

The Human Face of Tuberculosis

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For those advocating for more funding and programs to fight tuberculosis, a common lament has been that few people see those who suffer from it – and that the assumption is often that the disease affects only poor people in far-away places. But at a session this week at the Global Health Council conference, faces […]

What We’re Reading

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This week’s reading list is below! Please comment if you’ve been reading anything of interest as well – we’d love to hear from you. A PlusNews story this week reported that Kenya put aside 900 million shillings, or $11.25 million US, for the purchase of “life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV).” This is unprecedented for the country, though […]

Putting Women First in the Fight against Global HIV/AIDS

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Last week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) brought together a number of panelists from various administration agencies and NGOs at an event called “Linkages between Gender, AIDS, and Development – Implications for U.S. Policy.”  Panelists discussed the importance of placing women’s and girl’s health at the forefront of the Obama Administration’s global […]

Coming up: The future of AIDS funding

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For the last few months, those advocating for a more robust fight against AIDS have been growing increasingly concerned about the stagnant funding levels from the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. But what about the years ahead? What’s the epidemic going to look like […]

What We’re Reading

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Below is our (now weekly) reading list for you. All thoughts welcome, as usual! As you may already know, the Women Deliver conference was held in in DC this week. Alanna Shaikh has an interesting post at UN Dispatch summarizing a panel on a “combination therapy” approach to HIV prevention. She says that this new […]