Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Budget cuts threaten HIV vaccine development, say experts

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New HIV infections would decrease by 40 percent within ten years after the launch of an HIV vaccine, experts said at an HIV Vaccine Awareness Day event on Monday hosted by AVAC, IAVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Advancements in technology have paved the way for an effective HIV vaccine, but progress is threatened […]

UNAIDS plan to “Fast Track” end of AIDS means prioritizing men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls

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To reach 90/90/90 by 2020, those left invisible and unnamed will have to be recognized and supported, supporters of strategy say Fast Track, the strategy geared to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, which was outlined by UNAIDS at a side event to the United Nations General Assembly last week, notes that international efforts have […]

Dr. Deborah Birx: Fighting AIDS with research and treatment changed landscapes of care, prevention, colleagues say

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Two events make up the pillars of the narrative people who have worked with Dr. Deborah Birx tell, when they talk about the the physician researcher who has been nominated to lead the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. One event concerns the only clinical trial for an HIV vaccine candidate to yield proof of […]

New WHO guidelines for HIV treatment would begin to narrow care gap between rich and poor countries

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WHO: Comprehensive guidelines to start treatment earlier in illness and, for some, immediately, would make 26 million people eligible for medicine, avert 3 million deaths, prevent more than 3 million infections Calling for more widespread access to antiretroviral medicine worldwide in updated HIV treatment guidelines released Sunday, the World Health Organization acknowledged the changes will […]

Reports track current progress, pitfalls, funding and gaps of AIDS fight

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On the eve of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s release of the first United States global AIDS response strategy, two reports released in recent days give a look not only of the progress so far, but of the shortfalls the new plan must address. Achieving the End, One Year and Counting, from AVAC, looks at the scientific […]

Sustainable HIV prevention possibilities present choices, challenges

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When he looks at what biomedical science can do in the next decade to prevent HIV transmission, Jim Turpin of the National Institutes of Health said, he thinks of the lyrics of a Timbuk3 song: “The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.” By, which, actually, he means — don’t get blinded by the light; […]