Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS report: Great progress, lagging attention to most vulnerable in changing funding landscape

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With a 52 percent reduction in new HIV infections among children and a 33 percent drop in new HIV infections overall, the 2013 UNAIDS report on the epidemic outlines remarkable achievements, but also warns of stagnating progress towards meeting other targets and elimination commitments. The report’s data includes: An estimated 35.5 million people were living […]

From medical services to legal rights, nationwide and spanning continents, reports take on appropriate HIV responses for all

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What if all countries grappling with HIV worked to ensure that the most effective evidence-based prevention, healthcare and treatment measures got to everyone affected by the epidemic? What if they compared their policies and services to best practices and worked to eliminate human rights obstacles and add critical and culturally appropriate components to their responses? […]

USAID brief on hormonal contraception: While questions remain, women at high risk and with HIV can use all available methods

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While evidence of a tie between some injectable hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of HIV acquisition remains incomplete, that potential risk must be balanced against the life-saving benefits of preventing unintended pregnancy, a brief from USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health says. The brief, prepared in collaboration with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan […]

Interactive experience walks users through HIV care continuum

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You’re an adult female living in a country with a high HIV/AIDS prevalence.  One day a peer educator gives a presentation in your rural village on risk factors for HIV/AIDS and discusses HIV prevention methods.  You begin to worry you’re at risk because you regularly have unprotected sex with your male partner.  The peer educator […]

Report highlights global HIV donor landscape

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It’s more important than ever for donors to coordinate on global investments towards achieving an AIDS-free generation, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, as part of an ongoing series of reports intended to shed light on the international donor landscape, as a tool for stakeholders in both donor and recipient countries. Global […]

Study finds medical circumcision scale up reduces HIV incidence in the community

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The roll out of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs in highly affected areas not only reduces HIV/AIDS acquisition among heterosexual men, but also significantly reduces HIV levels in the community, according to a study by researchers from the University of Versailles published in PLOS Medicine this week.  The study also found that VMMC is […]