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  • What Preventing HIV in Babies Can Tell Us about Preventing HIV in Adults

    Between 1991 and 2010, a massively successful public health strategy reduced the number of babies born in the U.S. with HIV from over 1500 in a year to just over 150. Those engaged in the fight against HIV should look to and learn from the successes and experiences of perinatal HIV transmission prevention efforts.

    29 June 2015 | BETA blog
  • Toward Comprehensive HIV Prevention Service Delivery in the United States: An Action Plan

    This action plan, based primarily on the proceedings of the two consultations, seeks to define a communityfocused national strategy for integrating historically separate HIV prevention interventions and services— many with established positive effects on individual health outcomes—into needs-driven components of population-based care and support programs.

    25 June 2015 | Treatment Action Group
  • A UNAIDS–Lancet Commission on Defeating AIDS—Advancing Global Health

    The UNAIDS–Lancet Commission has come together at a moment when the lessons of the AIDS response, including its whole-of-society perspective, can be informative and even transformational for other spheres of global health. The path to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, as set out in this report, should be a major part of the post-2015 development agenda.

    25 June 2015 | The Lancet
  • Delivering effective HIV Prevention in the UK: time to venture into new territories

    Fragmented and rarely aligned with local needs (as noted in a 2015 National AIDS Trust report on HIV Prevention in England), the emphasis on delivering primary prevention fails to address the multidimensional nature of the epidemic and the structural factors that foster it. It also a fails to acknowledge and incorporate the scientific achievements of the recent years in HIV prevention into service delivery.

    22 June 2015 | Incidence 0
  • House Republicans Ease Opposition to Needle Exchanges

    The annual health spending measure now taking shape in the House would still bar using federal dollars to buy sterile needles or syringes, but officials could use federal grant money to provide support for state and local drug treatment programs that include needle exchanges.

    18 June 2015 | New York Times
  • Obama’s AIDS Boss Appeals to Apax, Nike for Help to Curb HIV

    Deborah Birx wants to wring more from the $6.8 billion the U.S. gives her each year to fight AIDS around the world. Hampered by a stagnant budget, she’s cutting off funding to clinics that fail to find HIV cases and looking to Starbucks Corp. and Nike Inc. for ideas.

    03 June 2015 | Bloomberg
  • New York Governor Announces PrEP Assistance Program

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week a new pre-exposure prophylaxis assistance program that proponents say will help to end the AIDS epidemic in the state by 2020. The country's first-of-its-kind program will help at-risk groups, including gay and bi men and transgender women, obtain testing, medication, and counseling.

    26 May 2015 | HIVPlusMag
  • Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

    For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

    20 May 2015 | BBC
  • Scotland must extend PrEP, not wait for HIV vaccine

    Charities across Scotland and the UK called upon the government for access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective means of preventing HIV infection. George Valiotis, CEO of HIV Scotland, told KaleidoScot: “We need to see leadership from Scottish Government on making access to PrEP a reality. The steps needed to make it happen must be clarified, and action taken to speed the process up.

    19 May 2015 | KaleidoScot
  • Russian HIV-Aids epidemic worsening under Kremlin policies, says expert

    Head of state Aids centre says ‘conservative’ policies have failed to halt spread of HIV virus and at least two million Russians are likely to have disease in five years.

    15 May 2015 | The Guardian
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