UNAIDS deputy executive director Ms Jan Beagle said she was impressed by Zimbabwe's progress in the response to HIV. Commenting on the feasibility of increasing the initiation of ARVs to people living with HIV from a CD4 count of 350 to 500 under the proposed new World Health Organisation guidelines Ms Beagle said it was a process that might take time.
13 May 2013 | AllAfrica
On 10 May, 199 stakeholders, including national, international NGOs, researchers, doctors, professional associations, medical society, national parliamentarians and members of the European Parliament called on the European Commission and EU leaders to re-affirm leadership and Ccmitment on HIV/AIDS, both inside and outside of the European Union as the current policy documents.
13 May 2013 | EATG
In recent years, the countries of Central Asia have experienced some of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. One of the key populations at risk is men who have sex with men (MSM). However, an acute lack of data on the health of that population -- due in large part to intense stigmatization of homosexuality – may be obscuring the region's HIV epidemic.
07 May 2013 | RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty
Apart from experts in donor governments and a handful of technical partners, Aidspan and the likes, very few local organisations or people take advantage of Global Fund transparency to trigger open and well-informed discussions on aid effectiveness. How can this be when all the data and documents are “just a mouse click away”?
18 April 2013 | Global Fund Observer
EATG joined 10 European and International Organisations representing researchers, doctors, scientists, patients and other civil society actors in a call for the inclusion of strong transparency provisions in the Clinical Trials Regulation that is under discussion at the European Parliament and Council.
12 April 2013 | EATG
As a UN high-level panel completes worldwide consultations [ http://www.post2015hlp.org/ ] to pick development goals for 2015 and beyond, PlusNews consulted experts to see how HIV/AIDS might fit into this new agenda.
02 April 2013 | IRIN Plus News
The British government has announced a major new programme aimed at providing essential healthcare to six million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The five-year, US$270.7 million project will focus on rebuilding health facilities, training health workers, and supplying drugs and equipment. IRIN has put together a list of five health issues in DRC that require urgent attention.
02 April 2013 | IRIN
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has assented to the HIV/Aids regional Bill, 2010, which seeks to prevent and manage the menace and also promote the rights of the infected. The East African Community HIV and Aids Prevention and Management Bill, 2010, was a private members’ initiative aimed at mandating partner states to play a key role in controlling and managing the deadly disease.
21 March 2013 | Africa Review
Patients, doctors and international aid groups are calling on donors and governments to support measures that would make treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis more effective and accessible.
21 March 2013 | Inter Press Service
With less than two weeks to go before clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) take responsibility for almost all our healthcare, they still don't know officially whether they will be free to go on commissioning work from NHS hospitals, or whether they will be forced to open it up to private providers.
20 March 2013 | The Guardian