Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Ending gender-based violence, doing more for adolescents: We’re reading about young people and HIV

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UNAIDS calls for an end to gender-based violence – In this press release issued ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women yesterday, the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS says gender-based violence is not only a serious human rights violation but also increases the risk of HIV infection, particularly among young […]

Desmond Tutu: PEPFAR should double HIV treatment, set Global Fund commitment

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Pointing to data released last month that demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of early antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV, Archbishop Desmond Tutu challenges President Obama in a Politico op-ed column today to commit to doubling PEPFAR’s life-saving reach, and to promise up to $5 billion in Global Fund donations over the next three years. Tutu […]

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 co-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 […]

With HIV transplant research legislation, clinicians, researchers see HOPE for American patients

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It’s not every day that health responses in the United States get a chance to catch up to care available in South Africa. Then again, it’s not every day that Congress acts quickly in a bipartisan response to this country’s ongoing healthcare shortfalls and HIV crisis. For those reasons and more, American clinicians and researchers […]

Hormonal Contraception + HIV + Limited Data = “A Public Health Conundrum”

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Chelsea Polis, senior epidemiological advisor at USAID, has considered more questions surrounding hormonal contraception and HIV than most people know even exist. Does the use of  injectable hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of a woman acquiring HIV? If a woman has HIV, does her use of an injectable hormonal contraceptive increase the risk that her […]

While unreached populations challenge HIV response successes, Malawi High Court to review sodomy laws

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When three stories from widely diverse sources address the same topic in the same week, they provide a glimpse of problems viewed from different angles, and perhaps a glimpse of progress. In this case, the day after this article from Reuters asked Could Concentrated HIV epidemics make AIDS unbeatable? a PBS feature story explored The […]