Daily Archives: October 29, 2014

As HIV R4P focuses on those with highest burden, least access to services, the death of a Zambian President highlights fragility of leadership and public health

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A Zambian acquaintance here at the HIV R4P conference in Cape Town shared the news this morning that the country’s President, Michael Sata, has died. “It is too much,” she said, noting he is the second president to die in office in six years, and in the short history of the country that just celebrated […]

HIV R4P: With a small step in Africa, the Thai HIV vaccine trial Cinderalla story continues

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First came RV144, the clinical HIV vaccine trial in Thailand that became the first such trial to end in modest success, with a candidate that offered some protection against the virus. That was big news, although among the work ahead that it pointed to — in addition to seeing if it could offer stronger and […]

45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Alarm Bells about TB and Diabetes

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BARCELONA, Spain –  The opening press conference of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health highlighted a new report calling for international action against the latest co-epidemic, tuberculosis and diabetes. With alarming similarities to the deadly synergy of HIV/TB, the intersection between tuberculosis and diabetes compromises treatment outcomes for both diseases, Dr. Anthony Harries told a packed […]