Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

HIV stigma reduction should be at core of global HIV response, say panelists

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When Regan Hoffman first moved to Washington D.C., she was asked by a potential landlord why she worked in HIV/AIDS advocacy.  Fearing discrimination, she hesitated before saying that she works in HIV advocacy because she’s infected with the disease herself.  Her landlord said he didn’t care about her status, and she breathed a sigh of […]

Study: HIV treatment access, care linkage could save 28 million years of life by 2030

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Antiretroviral treatment has provided South African HIV patients 2.8 million years of life from 2004 to 2012, and could provide as much as 28 million years of life otherwise unrealized by 2030, a study just released online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases says. The study was based on a mathematical analysis of known survival […]

Integrating family planning with HIV services is doable, sustainable

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It’s a simple idea that surprisingly, hasn’t been implemented or seriously studied and tested, until now: full integration of the most effective family planning services with HIV care and treatment to increase contraception use and reduce unwanted, and often risky, pregnancies among women living with HIV. That’s what physicians Daniel Grossman and Craig Cohen of […]

World AIDS Day Event: HIV services fail children

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While the Obama administration commemorated World AIDS Day at the White House and celebrated progress in the fight against HIV, global HIV advocates at a Capitol Hill briefing Monday discussed how that progress has left young people and children behind. With more than two million children who need antiretroviral drugs not receiving them, HIV treatment […]

Obama Announces $5 billion Pledge to the Global Fund and 6.7 million on Treatment from PEPFAR

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On the eve of the Global Fund Replenishment Conference at a White House event celebrating World AIDS Day, President Obama pledged a continuing US leadership role to respond to the AIDS pandemic “until all men and women can protect themselves from infection, everyone has access to treatment and no babies are born with HIV.”  He […]

World AIDS Day 2013: CDC’s MMWR cites progress, opportunities

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Along with an article looking at HIV in the U.S. among men who are gay, bisexual and have sex with men, two articles in the pre-World AIDS Day edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examine outcomes of treatment and circumcision rollouts in Africa, and cite the opportunities […]