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  • WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

    Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

    11 July 2014 | WHO press release
  • Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

    In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

    11 July 2014 | World Health Organization
  • U.K. Omitted From Plan to Eliminate TB in Rich Countries

    The U.K. has too big a problem with tuberculosis to participate in a World Health Organization plan to eliminate the world’s second-deadliest disease from more than 30 countries.

    04 July 2014 | Bloomberg
  • Too soon for rich countries to stop HIV funding in poor ones

    The international community expects governments of low- and middle-income countries to invest more funds in their HIV responses, and to move towards fully domestically financed responses. But the political, social, economic and infrastructural factors in many low- and middle-income countries preclude domestic leadership for comprehensive HIV responses.

    04 July 2014 | The Conversation
  • Birx: PEPFAR will do more with less

    “We will deliver the right things, in the right places, at the right times,” said new Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx on Monday when outlining her broad vision for the third phase of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at a town hall hosted by Kaiser Family Foundation.

    25 June 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Ethiopia’s Condom Dilemma

    Which is the better approach: to price condoms just like any other product, or to treat them as potential lifesavers that should be available to anyone, anywhere, free at any time?

    23 June 2014 | New York Times
  • U.S. looking to make LGBT rights a foreign policy priority

    New legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make the rights of sexual minorities a foreign policy priority for the United States.

    23 June 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • Gates Foundation funds female condoms and Trojan cows

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced funding for several projects which are attempting to reinvent the condom. The proposals focus on changing the materials or surface texture of existing condoms, with several suggestions of finding a way to make it more closely mimic human skin, the use of soft, pliant silicone and the use of polyester, which would be not only be a thinner, but more eco-friendly option.

    06 June 2014 | Wired
  • Activists sound alarm on tiered drug prices

    On 13 May, a coalition of 220 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) condemned a proposal from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria that promotes ‘tiered pricing’, in which drug companies offer the same medicines at vastly different prices in different countries.

    22 May 2014 | Nature
  • UNITAID approves grants of $160 million, for hepatitis C, MDR-TB and malaria drugs

    Breakthrough new medicines for hepatitis C and drug-resistant TB and largest-yet global programme for seasonal malaria chemoprevention to be made available for low- and middle-income countries as part of $160 million of new grants funded by UNITAID

    07 May 2014 | UNITAID
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