Monthly Archives: January 2015

PEPFAR 3.0 takes on sustainable control, activism confronts TB drug barrier. . . We’re reading about responsibility and results

By on .

PEPFAR 3.0 Controlling the Epidemic Delivering on the Promise . . . When the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief was launched in 2004, nearly a decade after antiretroviral treatment began saving the lives of people living with HIV in the United States, the word “emergency” in its title was an understatement, this document, […]

Large scale TB screening in prisons, jails can be done, should be done, researchers say

By on .

A program that screened more than 7000 inmates for tuberculosis at four South Africa correctional facilities showed that a large number of inmates could be diagnosed with TB and quickly begin treatment in a setting where confronting the disease is widely considered critical to broader public health objectives, an article released today in Open Forum […]

Berlin patient, standing alone, continues to prompt questions, search for answers

By on .

What happened to Timothy Brown was almost serendipitous, coming as it did from a combination of knowledge, opportunity and readiness. Although what he went through nearly killed him, he remains singularly fortunate. Today, after a year of disappointing news from some on the front lines of HIV cure research, the information gleaned from his case […]

Want to change the course of HIV epidemics? Decriminalizing sex work could have greatest impact, researchers say

By on .

Infections could be averted through combined impacts on violence, police harrassment, workplace dangers, as well as improved condom access, peer outreach, modelling indicates Of the different factors that can increase the likelihood of a person who is involved in sex work getting infected with HIV, the least examined type have been those stemming from the […]

In stories of Ebola survivors, of MDR TB and poverty, of employment and HIV treatment success . . . We’re reading why science can’t do it alone

By on .

“It never occurred to me I was going to survive . . .”  In a video that is part of a West African multimedia campaign highlighting Ebola survivor’s stories to disseminate information about the virus and its continuing spread, a Guinean woman tells of how six members of her family became sick, how three survived, […]