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  • Uganda fails to keep up with demand for HIV drugs

    Despite a remarkable increase in access to HIV treatment over the last decade, the number of people in need of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda continues to outpace the response.

    20 October 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • Selling the End of AIDS

    As slogans anticipating an end to the AIDS epidemic gain popularity, skeptics worry that such promises are hollow and unrealistically ambitious, and that failure to deliver will ultimately set back efforts to combat HIV.

    01 October 2014 | Poz
  • Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia - seemingly successfully

    A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug. Dr. Gobee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That's a 7% mortality rate whereas across West Africa, the virus has killed 70% of its victims.

    27 September 2014 | CNN
  • Southern states are now epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the US

    The original face of AIDS was that of a middle-class, often white, gay man living in New York or San Francisco. That picture has changed over time as people of color have become disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Today, the face of AIDS is black or Latino, poor, often rural — and Southern.

    23 September 2014 | Washington Post
  • US: CDC Posts 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report

    A new report shows that a number of states have already met or exceeded the national goals for 2015 for some indicators, the results show the need for improvement on one or more indicators in each and every state. In addition, overall, there is a wide gap in the results between states on most measures, indicating that people in some states are not benefiting equally from advances in HIV care and prevention.

    23 September 2014 | blog.aids.gov
  • AIDS Progress in South Africa in Peril

    PEPFAR has poured more than $3 billion into South Africa, largely for training doctors, building clinics and laboratories, and buying drugs. Now that aid pipeline is drying up as the program shifts its limited budget to poorer countries, so the South African government must find hundreds of millions of dollars, even as its national caseload grows rapidly.

    26 August 2014 | New York Times
  • New report finds missing and incomplete data imperils the global HIV/AIDS response

    A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Critical and expensive decisions made with incomplete data are undermining the response—even as the systems for collecting this data continue to improve, the report found.

    21 August 2014 | AVAC
  • Kenya: Young women lead in new HIV infections - study

    Women aged between 15 and 24 years account for 21 per cent of new HIV infections in the country, a new report says. The report says approximately 88,620 new HIV infections occurred among adults and 12,940 among children last year.

    21 August 2014 | The Standard Digital News
  • Brazil Sees Rise In HIV Cases

    Even as HIV infection rates have begun declining in many other places, cases have been slowly rising in Brazil — with the sharpest jump among youths 15 to 24.

    12 August 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Nigeria Wakes Up to its AIDS Threat

    Nigeria’s HIV infection rate of 3.2 percent appears low in comparison to southern Africa’s, but with a population of 173 million, it translates into huge numbers – 3.4 million Nigerians lived with HIV in 2013.

    04 August 2014 | Inter Press Service
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