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  • 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
  • On AIDS: Three Lessons From Africa

    Analysis of three countries that are doing very well on some aspect of fighting AIDS: Rwanda, Ethiopia and Malawi.

    04 August 2014 | New York Times
  • Men Who Have Sex With Men Getting Treatment Sooner

    Long-term trends indicate that European men who have sex with men are seeking treatment for HIV at earlier stages of their disease, researchers reported here.

    25 July 2014 | MedPage Today
  • Kenya: 65 Percent of New HIV Infections in Only Nine Counties

    65% of new HIV infections occur in only nine of the 47 counties. The Kenya HIV prevention revolution road map shows that new infection rates are highest in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Kisii counties respectively.

    23 July 2014 | AllAfrica
  • HIV Diagnosis Rate Fell by Third in US Over Decade

    The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

    19 July 2014 | ABC News
  • Global HIV response failing young people according to UN report

    While new HIV infections have declined by 44 percent among adults, people aged 15 to 24 have seen no decline in infection rates, despite efforts targeting young people, according to the latest United Nations Development Program’s Millennium Development Goals report. That is one reason, the report indicates, that the world is not on track to meet the goal of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV by 2015.

    19 July 2014 | Science Speaks
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