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  • Why Did AIDS Activists Go to Geneva to Cite U.S. HIV/AIDS Policies as a Form of Racial Discrimination?

    "It is important for activists to use whatever means are at our disposal -- including public embarrassment of the U.S. -- to fight all forms of discrimination," says Kenyon Farrow, the U.S. & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group (TAG).

    29 October 2014 | The Body
  • Ugandan activists fear ‘nonsensical’ HIV law increases infection of children

    Medical experts and HIV activists fear Uganda’s HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act is having the opposite effect and causing people to shy away from seeking treatment.

    26 October 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • Anthony Fauci: Ending Aids

    US managing director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci writes: "Although both an HIV vaccine and a cure remain within the uncertain realm of discovery, recent advances give cause for hope that both can be achieved with further innovation. Added to our existing HIV treatment and prevention tools, an HIV vaccine and cure would help bring us closer to our goal of ending Aids."

    26 October 2014 | The Guardian
  • Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control

    Uganda’s HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.

    16 October 2014 | IRIN
  • Thai patients to receive free HIV drugs, regardless of CD4 count

    The Thai Public Health Ministry has started distributing free antiretroviral drugs to all HIV patients in a move to expand treatment coverage and place them under the state's monitoring system. Previously, HIV patients would receive the drugs only if their number of CD4 cells — which mark the presence of HIV antibodies — decreased to 350, compared with 500 in normal people. From Wednesday, all HIV patients would have access to the drugs without the need for a CD4 count, Deputy Public Health Minister Somsak Chunharas said on Wednesday.

    02 October 2014 | Bangkok Post
  • NYC promotes acceptance of controversial HIV drug

    New York City's health department is advertising on gay hookup apps and lobbying doctors to promote wider use of a controversial anti-HIV pill that vastly cuts the risk of infection. But the therapy has stoked infighting among AIDS activists over promiscuity and safer sex practices.

    01 October 2014 | Newsday
  • Hard choices in Russia as the final HIV grant proposal is submitted

    The concept note delivered on 8 September for Russia's last HIV grant from the Global Fund was a perfect illustration of the conundrum facing a growing number of Eastern European/Central Asian countries: how to do more with less to fight a widening HIV epidemic. As more countries from the region 'graduate' from Global Fund eligibility due to their income classification, the funds that they could once count on to support prevention, harm reduction and other programs targeting vulnerable populations are disappearing. And there is little evidence that most national budgets are prepared or able to fill the vacuum.

    25 September 2014 | Aidspan
  • Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against AIDS more than Thabo Mbeki?

    Has South African president Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/AIDS more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

    23 September 2014 | Africa Check
  • San Francisco Official Says He Takes Truvada to Prevent H.I.V., and More Gay Men Should, Too

    Scott Wiener, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, made an unusual public announcement on Wednesday: He takes Truvada, a daily antiviral pill, to greatly reduce his risk of contracting HIV.

    18 September 2014 | New York Times
  • Why Are HIV Rates So High in Russia?

    Russia is home to one of the fastest-growing HIV and AIDS epidemics in the world, abetted by policies that promote infections rather than curbing them.

    16 September 2014 | International Business Times
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