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  • Getting to Zero – Good Intentions Coming to Naught?

    Reflecting on the slogan zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

    21 July 2014 | InterPress Service
  • Funding for HIV prevention for people who inject drugs is in crisis, experts warn

    Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the International HIV/Aids Alliance will publish a report that confirms HIV prevention services for drug injectors are losing out due to "changing donor policies and national government neglect".

    20 July 2014 | The Observer
  • Declining investment could slow research and rollout of new HIV prevention options

    Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape and changes in the pipeline of HIV prevention products in various stages of development and implementation, according to a new report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group.

    20 July 2014 | HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group press release
  • Australia’s HIV transmission rate falls

    New data out of the Kirby Institute shows that the rate of HIV transmission in Australia has fallen, returning to a downward trend that has been the norm for more than a decade. So why are the papers saying that HIV infections are ‘at an 20-year high‘?

    18 July 2014 | Buggery.org
  • 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
  • Australia shows its neighbors how to stem an epidemic

    Australia has become a major exporter of HIV/AIDS research advances, as well as strategies to curb the epidemic. Science visited Australia and three of its neighbors who have benefited: Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

    11 July 2014 | Science
  • All public health marketing to be in partnership with brands

    Unveiling its marketing strategy for the current financial year, Public Health England (PHE) says it will never launch a marketing campaign unless in partnership with an external organisation.

    08 July 2014 | Marketing Week
  • The Failure of the ABC Approach to HIV Prevention

    For close to 25 years the standard HIV prevention strategy was the ABC sexual behaviour change strategy: Abstain, be Faithful, and use Condoms. Today, this ‘old’ strategy has all but faded into the background, with only condoms remaining on the tick-list of ‘to do’s’. The evidence was clear: New infections continued to rise steadily year after year, regardless of ABC. The 2012 South African Department of Health Antenatal Study confirms this.

    08 July 2014 | Communications Initiative
  • UNAIDS Board calls for ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030

    The 34th meeting of UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board has concluded in Geneva after three days of discussions and debate. The importance of ensuring the inclusion of HIV in the post-2015 sustainable development goals, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and social protection were topics high on the agenda.

    07 July 2014 | UNAIDS
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