Daily Archives: July 28, 2014

World Hepatitis Day: Sub-Saharan Africa sees progress, but persisting risks for HBV, HBC transfusion-transmitted infections, CDC reports

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More countries were screening donated blood for hepatitis B and hepatitis C across sub-Saharan Africa by 2011, than 10 years earlier but prevention of transfusion-transmitted disease remains challenged across the region, a report from the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention released last week shows. The report, in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality […]

A look at AIDS 2014: Stigma and discrimination pose barriers to accessing health services

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Science Speaks covered AIDS 2014 with live coverage and guest posts and is continuing this week with insights on issues raised during the week. The following post is by Laura Nyblade, of Health Policy Project, RTI International MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Nearly every plenary speaker at the International AIDS Conference last week, from political leaders to scientists […]