Tag Archives: Philippines

Will what’s past be prologue for global AIDS responses? Stories from around the world raise questions in what we’re reading . . .

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“Tipping point” reached after rise in Phillipines HIV/AIDS cases? The HIV epidemic in the Philippines is relatively new, and relatively small, but its hardest hit populations, particularly gay men, are vulnerable and marginalized. You read the headline, and then you spend the rest of the article looking for the unexpected twist that will bring good […]

As the HIV epidemic explodes in the Philippines, a doctor’s call for artillery

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Standing next to his ID Week poster presentations –one on HIV opportunistic infections, one on flu monitoring — at the San Diego Conference Center last week, Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvaña cheerfully explained how he recently got chosen to be one of the Jaycee’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. “I have a big […]

At MDR-TB summit's end, expressions of frustration

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This live blog is from the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, a three-day meeting that opened Tuesday night. Its focus is the global response to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The Pacific Health Summit ended today with expressions of frustration from both activists and global leaders in the world’s lack of progress against tuberculosis — especially controlling drug-resistant […]