Tag Archives: UNAIDS

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: Undetectable viral load an opportunity for all by 2020 is activists’ call for action

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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 –  The opening remarks of Dr. Luiz Loures at a UNAIDS satellite session on Sunday were delayed by activists rushing the stage to call for an […]

AIDS 2014: HIV and tuberculosis are one disease in Southern 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 – “We must ensure that the worlds of HIV and TB focus on individual human beings instead of individual diseases” This message headlined remarks from Mark […]

UNAIDS HIV Gap Report highlights inequity of gains, says inclusion and ambitious acceleration could end epidemic by 2030

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Of 35 million people living with HIV, 19 million do not know it. While new infections dropped by 13 percent in last three years, more than three quarters of new infections took place in just 15 countries, and 48 percent of new infections in sub-Saharan Africa took place in just three countries. If the gap […]

In Russia a UNAIDS conference setting ignores abuses, while in Bangladesh sex workers supply answers, and in Zambia rules raise questions — We’re reading about HIV and human rights (and Uganda . . .)

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An open letter to UNAIDS on Russia’s drug policies – Leaders of harm reduction and HIV advocacy organizations across Eastern Europe and Central Asia condemn the decision by UNAIDS to participate in, and support a regional conference on HIV set to take place in Moscow, where harsh government policies and laws will bar the participation […]

Peter Piot, ebola, HIV and global health’s evolution opens ASTMH

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If you’ve read Peter Piot’s memoir, No Time To Lose, or heard him speak, you might know some of the story that the discoverer of the ebola virus and founding head of UNAIDS told as the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s 62nd annual meeting opened Wednesday night in Washington, DC. But perhaps the […]

Report: Economic cost of flatlining HIV, TB, Malaria funds? Millions of lives, billions of dollars. Return on increased investments? Priceless . . .

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Now is the time to step up investments, says report, which pegs costs of stalled HIV prevention at $47 billion, of undiagnosed TB at a million unnecessary deaths, and of malaria prevention and treatment failures at $20 billion lost productivity . . . Citing a need for an estimated $87 billion to countries eligible for […]

UNAIDS strategy: Speed HIV treatment coverage, address gaps to reach “15 by 15″

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Remember 3 by 5? The intended ambitiousness of that goal, to supply lifesaving antiretroviral treatment to three million of the people globally who needed it by 2005, as well as the failure to reach, it said as much about the impact of years of neglect as it did about the world’s desire to make up […]

Report shows U.S. HIV research investment, progress; projects lasting impact from cuts

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With the United States funding 70 percent of the world’s research and development of biomedical answers to HIV prevention, progress that has yielded the potential for immediate advances against the global epidemic is in danger of stalling, with lasting consequences, according to a report released at the International AIDS Society conference in Kuala Lumpur this […]

Blueprint: A credible blueprint for AIDS response must address TB deaths

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Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee directs the Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he is also Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine.  He is a  senior tuberculosis specialist at the Boston-based non-profit Partners In Health […]