Tag Archives: UNAIDS

Amnesty International sex work decriminalization stance proposal sets off flurry of petitions, and celebrity scolding

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Letter against policy plan signed by actors, designers and other luminaries says policy was inspired by “HIV/AIDS sector” which does “worthy” work but has “very little understanding, if any of . . . intersectionality of race, gender and inequality . . .” They support families and each other in situations and communities where no one […]

With UNAIDS as common denominator, reports bring impetus, optimism, and now, realities

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Kaiser/UNAIDS report looks at donor funding for HIV responses and sees sole donor preventing drop in dollars First came the UNAIDS Lancet report, which warned that without accelerated movement to greatly increase access to antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV worldwide, progress against the epidemic would not only stall, but reverse. Next came the […]

Cuba starts AIDS-free generation, Nigerian state launches oxymoronic HIV law, Mozambique sheds colonial homophobia — but has a way to go, and more . . . we’re reading about policies, health and human rights

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WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphillis in Cuba . . . and Cuba validates universal health care . . . In 2013, two babies were born with HIV in Cuba, and five with syphilis, according to this announcement from the World Organization. Home to more than 11.2 million people, Cuba became […]

UNAIDS plan to “Fast Track” end of AIDS means prioritizing men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls

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To reach 90/90/90 by 2020, those left invisible and unnamed will have to be recognized and supported, supporters of strategy say Fast Track, the strategy geared to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, which was outlined by UNAIDS at a side event to the United Nations General Assembly last week, notes that international efforts have […]

Why maps matter: Delivering the right HIV services in the right place at the right time

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In the third phase of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, strategic planning is more urgently needed than ever. The following is a guest post by Anita Datar of the Health Policy Project on the role of geographical information systems in that planning. By Anita Datar, MPA, MPH, Health Policy Project A subtle […]

Ebola outbreaks, response … We’re reading about new and persistent challenges to confronting global health threats

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As policy makers and presidents from across Africa gathered in Washington, DC for the three-day U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit, the White House released a fact sheet Monday summarizing U.S.-African Cooperation on Global Health accomplishments of the past 20 years. With investments from the United States, other donors and increased local investments in public health […]

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 […]