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  • Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15, in bill global health advocates say recognizes critical needs

    The allotment of $4.3 billion for PEPFAR restores half of the $600 million in cuts PEPFAR has seen since 2011.

    16 December 2014 | Science Speaks
  • HIV dollars drop with waning philanthropic funds

    Last year saw the lowest level of funding from charitable donors since 2007, the year when government spending on HIV began to drop. While the report notes that philanthropic support accounted for just three percent of all international funding for HIV-related efforts in low and middle-income countries, it has increasingly been cited in recent years as a source of support to fill gaps left by constricting national budgets.

    10 December 2014 | Science Speaks
  • PEPFAR’s ‘Global Pediatric ARV Commitment-To-Action’ Aims To Improve Drug Access

    Since the start of President Obama’s Administration, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has achieved a four-fold increase and is now providing 7.7 million people with life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment worldwide. Despite this, only 1 in 4 of the 3.2 million children living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are today receiving treatment.

    09 December 2014 | US Department of State
  • Global Fund Backs Plan to End AIDS by 2030

    On World AIDS Day, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria declared its strong support for a new roadmap developed by UNAIDS, Fast Track: Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030. UNAIDS argues that the pace of responding to HIV in the next five years will be fundamental to ending the epidemic.

    02 December 2014 | Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • The Place of AIDS in a Post-2015 World

    Realpolitik tells us that the era of AIDS exceptionalism is past. Post 2015, determinedly fighting for a stand-alone response to AIDS simply will not work in most contexts. Yet a stand-alone, fully resourced and ambitious response is worth fighting for in many countries, especially those that continue to face hyper-epidemics such as the southern African countries, where more than 25 per cent of the adult population continue to live with HIV.

    28 November 2014 | Huffington Post
  • World AIDS Day Comes Early: UNAIDS Report has bold vision, key messages—but needs more precision on HIV prevention

    In broad strokes, UNAIDS has the right message, with the right vision, at the right time. But an effective response depends on strategy, details, milestones, resources and specifics—and these are still lacking.

    24 November 2014 | AVAC
  • The End of AIDS Is a Cynical Lie

    I am not going to be here for the cure. I am not going to see the end of AIDS. And neither will you.

    17 November 2014 | The Body
  • TB activists call for a bigger piece of the pie from the Global Fund

    Today (October 31) TB activists interrupted the plenary session at the 45th Conference on Lung Health, calling on the Global Fund and partners to increase the amount of funds allocated to TB without jeopardizing funding to HIV and malaria and other diseases.

    04 November 2014 | TB Online
  • Africa: Writing the Final Chapter on AIDS

    The 90-90-90 plan, unveiled by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) earlier this year, seeks to halt the spread of HIV by 2020 and to end the epidemic by 2030. Some African countries are on track to achieving the ambitious 90-90-90 targets.

    17 October 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • Inventing the end of AIDS is premature and dangerous

    In recent years, I have had many misgivings about the state of the AIDS response. I have watched with growing disquiet as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has published its global report on the state of AIDS each year, increasingly taking on the voice of a cheerleader, applauding country efforts, commending progress and being the bearer of good news.

    15 October 2014 | International HIV / AIDS Alliance
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