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United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, New York

HLM 2016 AIDS: “Reaffirming” urgency while dodging realities, UN resolution on HIV shows what happens when a declaration is political

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Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030 sets new targets, notes gaps, but leaves much unsaid, most affected behind NEW YORK — After weeks of amendments, deletions, rephrasing, and equivocations, the document agreed to by the member states represented […]

HLM 2016 AIDS: Universal treatment access panel looks at issues in generic antiretroviral medicines

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NEW YORK – Manufacturing generic antiretroviral drugs has become a losing financial proposition for the few companies involved, according to Dr. Ren Minghui, the Assistant Director General for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization.  At a Thursday session at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, Minghui described […]

HLM 2016 AIDS: TB gets time and targets, as leaders weigh impacts of No. 1 killer

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NEW YORK – At a “high-level” meeting of nations all confronting the impacts of a still incurable virus, it may seem strange that just one event and a scattering of mentions in a political declaration have been dedicated to the leading — and curable — killer of people with that virus. But for leaders of responses to tuberculosis […]

HLM 2016 AIDS: PEPFAR directs $100 million to reach gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners

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Amidst governments’ resistance to key population outreach efforts, fund will support community led approaches, OGAC leader says NEW YORK – A day after the formal release of a United Nations political declaration on a global approach to HIV gave short shrift to demographic groups experiencing the highest HIV impacts and lowest access to HIV services, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator […]

Draft of U.N. HIV political declaration released along with calls for comments

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Zero Draft on the Fast-Track to End AIDS in the age of Sustainable Development calls for integrated approaches, attention to neglected, marginalized and excluded populations, sets treatment targets Coordinators of the upcoming United Nations meeting on global HIV impacts and responses released a draft Tuesday of the political declaration on global responses to HIV to […]