Tag Archives: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: WHO preconference meeting sizes up the challenges, imagines a world without TB

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As a fab 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health comes to Liverpool, session titles and speakers nod to city’s favorite sons, while focus of WHO symposium is global and forward . . . LIVERPOOL, England – Around the last time a new and widely accessible treatment for tuberculosis was being readied for market, the Beatles were making […]

Budget cuts threaten HIV vaccine development, say experts

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New HIV infections would decrease by 40 percent within ten years after the launch of an HIV vaccine, experts said at an HIV Vaccine Awareness Day event on Monday hosted by AVAC, IAVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Advancements in technology have paved the way for an effective HIV vaccine, but progress is threatened […]

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 […]

TB trial will test shorter, simpler regimen for drug-resistant and drug-sensitive disease

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A clinical TB treatment trial announced Wednesday will show if a regimen of two new TB drug candidates and one that is part of existing tuberculosis treatment can streamline, shorten and greatly reduce costs of treatment for the disease, including some drug-resistant strains, significantly improving the odds that more patients will complete treatment successfully. The […]

South Africa HIV incidence, prevalence, behavior survey raises questions

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What does it mean when the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world sees prevalence of the virus rise? In South Africa, one of the last countries in Africa to make treatment available to those who needed it and now home to the largest antiretroviral treatment program on earth, it means that more […]

Forgetting about condoms? Don’t be silly! We’re following the latex news on What We’re Reading

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A million dollar bounty for a better condom, a condemned campaign in Kenya, a banned effort in Boston, a Philippine law on hold, a call for safer sex in Papua New Guinea prisons, an Indonesian province’s approach, and a Malaysian condom maker’s plans for the future, are keeping condoms in headlines around the world. If you […]

Combating the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Nigeria

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz. At a forum hosted by the Brookings Institution yesterday, the Research Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS (REACH) presented their findings from two studies that explored attitudes and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS prevention in Nigeria. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has 3 million living with HIV and a prevalence […]