This year marks the close of a dynamic decade in global infectious disease research and responses that changed expectations of what humanity can accomplish toward making the world a healthier, safer and more just home for everyone who shares it. From its launch in 2009, Science Speaks has covered some of the most consequential steps […]
Findings suggest that quality of care required to reduce HIV transmissions can be achieved in resource-poor and remote settings Selling blood brought in more money, quicker, than farmers across Henan province in China could earn any other way, but the practice came at an even higher price. By 1997 when the government cracked down on […]
The hidden world of Cambodian sex workers – Last week we were reading a study highlighting how an anti-sex trafficking law enacted in Cambodia to protect women was having the unintended and opposite effect of standing between women and vital health services. In this video, reported and produced by Steve Sapienza, you can hear about […]
Treating HIV Patients Before They Get Sick – This New York Times editorial follows the newspaper’s reporting on findings from the Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment study, which found that treating people for HIV upon diagnosis averts illnesses without adding negative impacts. The findings, the editorial says, raise the question of: “whether global and national […]
The landmark HPTN 052 study, which proved in 2011 that treating HIV also prevents transmission of the virus, continues to be the gift that keeps on giving, with data from the multi-site trial now showing that early treatment is cost-effective as well, results of a just-released analysis reported in the New England Journal of Medicine […]
It sounds obvious, urgent, and ambitious: Make HIV counseling and testing as well as links to subsequent care and prevention services universally available, and watch the numbers of new infections drop steeply.
Increasingly, Richard Hayes of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said Monday, it also sounds practical.
The HIV Prevention Trials Network is holding its annual meeting in Washington, DC this week, and Science Speaks is there, covering Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. Can community involvement in HIV testing make an impact on the stigma that has clung to the disease and hindered treatment? Can paying teenage girls to stay in school […]
When a report evaluating the impact of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief produces recommendations that give little weight to the most recent major scientific breakthrough in HIV research, what will its impact on policy be? That ended up being one of the central questions in a panel discussion April 30, at the Center […]