Daily Archives: July 21, 2016

AIDS 2016: Elton John, PEPFAR announce first recipients of joint fund supporting sexual minority access to HIV services

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“No human being should be left behind” Sir Elton John DURBAN, South Africa – The International AIDS Alliance and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV will receive the first grants under a $10 million fund launched by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to open and ensure access […]

AIDS 2016: Trial shows higher dose rifampicin could reduce deaths among TB/HIV patients who are severely immunosuppressed

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DURBAN, South Africa – About 30 percent of TB/HIV patients die within 12 months of starting TB treatment. Efforts to reduce the risk of death among these patients has focused primarily on accelerating start of HIV treatment. In a trial discussed Wednesday,  researchers explored whether changes in TB treatment could improve the odds of survival for these patients. The […]

AIDS 2016: Reducing stigma against gender and sexual minorities, a one-day training makes a difference

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The following is a guest post from Ashley Gibbs and David Mbote who serve on Health Policy Plus (HP+), a USAID- and PEPFAR-funded project. To reach the ambitious targets of the global HIV response, including universal treatment and viral suppression, we must first reach all populations with lifesaving HIV services. Unfortunately, HIV programming for gay and […]