Daily Archives: July 18, 2016

AIDS 2016: Victimized, vilified by law and media, a nurse faces an uncertain future

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Journalists apologize to Rosemary Namubiru, but  the damages they dealt her career, reputation, and morale persist DURBAN, South Africa – Rosemary Namubiru is a nurse, a job too few want or have trained for in Uganda, home to a still-escalating HIV epidemic, and to inequities that put preventive health care out of reach for many. It is a […]

AIDS 2016: A preconference event highlights rights, demands, and continued neglect of gay and bisexual men in global HIV response

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Incidence, prevalence, laws and policies show: “We in fact are being left behind” DURBAN, South Africa – What if, as global HIV program leaders pursue unprecedented goals to close testing and treatment gaps, international donors cut their contributions to efforts in the hardest hit countries, leaving governments of those countries to pick up the slack? And what […]

AIDS 2016: TB preconference highlights response stymied by neglect of patient needs and research funding deficits

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DURBAN, South Africa – Calling for change in approaches to tuberculosis to address poverty, malnutrition and human rights, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease leader Jose Luis Castro, at a pre-conference event here Saturday, urged TB responders globally to embrace patient-centered approaches and language. That includes ending the use of nomenclature such as “TB suspect” and TB defaulters,” which […]

AIDS 2016: TB vaccine development in the 21st century takes new approaches

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DURBAN, South Africa – “Can we control tuberculosis without a vaccine?” asked Willem Hanekom, of the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation,  Saturday, and answered his own question: “No.” But if the goal continues to be imperative, the approach is changing, he told an audience at the TB 2016. On Saturday Hanekom led his audience through a description of […]