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HIV treatment successes lead to new challenges, opportunities in confronting chronic disease

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More than three decades after the scientific quest to confront and control HIV and AIDS began, and more than a decade after concerted efforts to make advances in treatment and prevention of the disease equitably available gathered force, results are observable worldwide, the introduction to the new issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency […]

A column from Dr. Dybul, resolutions in Antigua, a court ruling in Zambia, and more . . . We’re reading about health & human rights

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Better Health, Better Human Rights: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria began with a commitment to advancing human rights in its fight against the diseases, Executive Director Mark Dybul notes, but the need to expand that focus becomes clearer as research confirms the effectiveness of focusing on the most vulnerable populations. This, […]

ID Week: Looks at evolving HIV treatment show gaps and opportunities

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SAN DIEGO, CA — In the old days, Joep Lange of the University of Amsterdam said, cost was more important than evidence. Lange, a clinical researcher specializing in HIV therapy, and a past International AIDS Society president, was addressing the landscape of HIV treatment in countries with limited resources. He followed with a review of […]

Catching up: TB talk show, Addictophobia, the gap between sex worker data and reality, and the first to go

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In the lull following AIDS 2012, Science Speaks is catching up on reading — and watching — pieces that came out in the days before and during the conference. Tuberculosis and HIV: Protecting the Vulnerable: “People fear TB more than HIV,” says a young Ugandan woman who survived the disease and now works with young […]

Groups to Global Fund, PEPFAR: Support switch from toxic treatment

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Imagine a country that, while poor, serves as something of a model for getting treatment for HIV out to those who need it –  addressing  obstacles that can make the  vision of full-scale coverage and  treatment as prevention seem like a mirage elsewhere. That’s how international donors and implementers talk about Malawi, where, they say, […]

Cross-Continent Collaboration Seeks to Bolster Pediatric HIV Care

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When Gilbert Tene, a Rwandan pediatrician, first examined Joseph, the 9-month-old baby boy had acute pneumonia and severe failure to thrive. His short life had already been marked by repeated episodes of illness—fevers, diarrhea, coughs. He was severely malnourished, weighing only about 12 pounds, and could not sit steadily by himself. His diagnosis: advanced HIV […]