Tag Archives: IAS

While Rosemary Namubiru awaits appeal hearing, Uganda’s HIV response, healthworkers living in Uganda with HIV face questionable future

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Rosemary Namubiru, a 65-year-old nurse living with HIV in Uganda, had a date in court  last week for her appeal of a negligence conviction stemming from a workplace accident that happened when she was administering an injection to a sick child, according to the New Vision newspaper. Namubiru has been incarcerated since January, when she […]

Nigerian official who called anti-gay law “democracy in action” served on International AIDS Society’s governing council

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When Nigeria acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Viola Onwuliri defended President Goodluck Jonathan’s signature on the country’s brutal new anti-homosexuality law, the couple of weeks preceding had to have been a tough time to answer for her country. The law, for reasons obvious to donors, doctors, advocates and others involved in global efforts to combat […]

HIV success ratings are in the eye of the beholder

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While the majority of Africans across 34 countries give low ratings to their governments’ job of providing such basic infrastructure needs as water, sanitation, and electricity, across the continent — from Swaziland to Cameroon, from Uganda to Nigeria — governments receive “an absolute majority” of high marks for their efforts to combat HIV and AIDS. […]

With sex workers and drug users banned from US travel, AIDS 2012 features sessions about them, without them

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Some of the best news for some of those hit hardest by the epidemic came early in AIDS 2012 with Secretary Clinton’s welcoming remarks, when, citing progress in both science and implementation, while emphasizing the impact of the epidemic on sex workers and people who use injecting drugs, she told the audience ” . . […]

Looking forward to AIDS 2012: First prisoner networking zone, the epidemic in context, getting HIV treatment to the most people and more . . .

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Justice in Prisons: Health Access, Treatment and Prevention at Prisoner Networking Zone Often coming from situations of the greatest risks for HIV, the dangers confronting prisoners are multiplied when, in overcrowded cells, lacking basic nutrition, health and hygiene and ability to protect themselves from infection, they are locked away, whether convicted or awaiting trial in […]

Laws that feed epidemics, responses to GHI news, and the DC Declaration

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Risks, Rights and Health: Laws that condemn men and women to “economic death,” that make illness grounds for punishment, encourage police brutality, keep health services out of reach, keep condoms out of prisons, clean needles out of the hands of injecting drug users and promote risks – these are some of the structures keeping the […]

AIDS Conference speakers, a petition, a report looks at AIDS goals

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Conference program online: The program for the July 22-27 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC is online, listing, among the speakers: Bills Clinton and Gates, Elton John, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, and, by video, Myanmar democracy leader and parliament member Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Conference organizers say about 25,000 people will attend […]

Looking toward Vienna: Dan Kuritzkes, MD

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The International AIDS Conference starts up in less than a week in Vienna, Austria.  ScienceSpeaks is gathering thoughts from leaders in the field HIV/AIDS treatment, research and advocacy in the question and answer series “Looking toward Vienna.” Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Head […]

IAS Announces Local Partners for 2012 AIDS Conference in DC – HIVMA/IDSA Make the Cut

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced Monday that the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), with its Center for Global Health Policy, will be one of two local scientific partners for the 2012 International AIDS Conference — to be held in Washington, DC in July 2012. HIVMA represents more […]

IAS President Asks Why We Are Losing AIDS Battle

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There is yet more reaction from Monday’s New York Times story on the unraveling of the fight against global AIDS. A very powerful, pointed post by International AIDS Society President-elect Elly Katabira gets right at the crux of the current crisis. “Why are we now losing a battle that we had fought so hard… and won? […]