Daily Archives: July 21, 2014

AIDS 2014: Médecins Sans Frontières releases viral load and antiretroviral drug pricing reports

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the coming week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  Médecins Sans Frontières released a study of viral load monitoring in five countries along with the organization’s annual report on antiretroviral drug pricing. The intensive […]

AIDS 2014: GeneXpert with clinic-based care reduced time to treatment for MDR TB patients in Khayelitsha, South Africa

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the coming week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in South Africa. In 2012, of 14,000 drug-resistant cases per year only 46 percent of those patients received treatment. […]

AIDS 2014: When HIV Research and Data Collection Is at Odds with “Do No Harm”

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The following is a guest post from Health Policy Project Senior Policy Advisor Anita Datar and Health Policy Project Ron MacInnis, of the Futures Group. By Anita Datar, Senior Policy Advisor, and Ron MacInnis, Deputy Director for HIV, Health Policy Project, Futures Group MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Using maps to understand spatial patterns in disease epidemics is […]

AIDS 2014: Paul Semugoma receives human rights award at Monday plenary session

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the coming week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Uganda physician and human rights activist Paul Semugoma was honored in Melbourne today with the Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights award at the opening plenary session. […]