Daily Archives: March 4, 2014

Obama 2015 budget fails to restore global HIV funding

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The Obama administration’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, released today, includes stagnant funding for global HIV/AIDS programs and continued support for the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB, and Malaria. The proposed budget includes $4.35 billion for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — the same amount allocated under fiscal year 2014. With dried […]

CROI 2014: Plenary on evidence for harm reduction need for HIV in people who use drugs is a first for conference

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BOSTON, MASS – It’s the driver of at least 70 percent of the HIV rates in most of the countries where epidemics continue to climb, as well as of rising rates of hepatitis, but the roles of injecting drug use and responses to it in transmission, prevention and treatment of the virus has never before […]

CROI 2014: Research backed Senegal’s AIDS control efforts

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BOSTON, MASS – The role of research in Senegal’s “low and stable” HIV rates began with a story about efforts to study HIV-2 there, and how that led to the country’s approaches to other endemic diseases. The story framed one of two lectures to open the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Monday night, the N’Galy-Mann […]