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20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia

AIDS 2014: Financing the new global HIV treatment vision – advocacy and economics

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The following is a guest post from Arin Dutta, Senior Economist, and Ron MacInnis, Deputy Director for HIV, Health Policy Project, Futures Group   MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Here at the 2014 International AIDS Conference, UNAIDS has put forward a vision for global HIV treatment – “ 90-90-90 by 2020 “ – 90 percent of those […]

AIDS 2014: The Lancet launches special issue on HIV and sex work

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  A remarkable and unprecedented collaboration between scientists and community leaders, the special issue of The Lancet on HIV and sex workers was launched at a symposium […]

AIDS 2014: Bill Clinton addresses International AIDS Conference delegates

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –   Former U.S. President Bill Clinton stirred the crowd here in Melbourne today with a talk that evoked memories and grief about the HIV leaders lost on […]

AIDS 2014: HIV and tuberculosis co-infection — no one left behind

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – “Why do we still have 320,000 deaths from TB in people living with HIV each year?” This was Dr. Diane Havlir’s question in an opening plenary […]

AIDS 2014: Harm reduction and drug policy — no one left behind

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – During the Wednesday opening plenary session, a medical doctor from Viet Nam presented a compelling overview of how her country’s policies regarding drug users evolved over […]

AIDS 2014: TB HIV goals closer to rhetoric than reality, report released here shows

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference.   MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – While tuberculosis remains the leading killer of people with HIV, measures targeting the two diseases together remain neglected by HIV programs, leaving the bulk of […]

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. […]