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  • Simple but elusive – why are we still talking about HIV drug delivery?

    Helen Bygrave of MSF discusses her frustrations with the lack of implementation of simple, programmatic strategies for improving HIV care.

    21 July 2015 | PLOS Blogs
  • Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response

    While the U.S. government has helped train more than 140,000 healthcare workers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief since the program was re-authorized in 2008, Africa still needs more than one million healthcare workers to address a critical shortage, U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx said Monday at a Capitol Hill briefing.

    04 March 2015 | Science Speaks
  • HIV science and treatment knowledge can end AIDS epidemic in the US

    The scientific evidence is clear. As a result of extraordinary advances in biomedical research, we now have the tools we need to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Or do we? According to, "When We Know Better, We Do Better: State of HIV/AIDS Science and Treatment Literacy," a recently released national report by the Black AIDS Institute and others, the missing link to ending the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. is increasing the science and treatment literacy among the non-medical HIV/AIDS workforce.

    04 February 2015 | News Medical
  • Different community HIV testing and counselling approaches reach different populations in rural Africa

    Home- and community-based HIV testing and counselling services can achieve high participation uptake in rural Africa but reach different populations within a community and should be provided, depending on the groups that are being targeted, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.

    17 December 2014 | Medical News Today
  • Patients' app diagnoses 'not useful'

    More patients are going to their GP and telling them what treatment they need based on information from apps and the internet, a survey has suggested. A third of the UK physicians surveyed said patients would come with suggestions for what prescription they should receive, but fewer than 5% of doctors felt it was helpful.

    02 October 2014 | BBC
  • On AIDS: Three Lessons From Africa

    Analysis of three countries that are doing very well on some aspect of fighting AIDS: Rwanda, Ethiopia and Malawi.

    04 August 2014 | New York Times
  • Malawi: Shortage of Healthcare Workers Affects Aids Battle

    Malawi's health sector is grappling with a serious lack of trained health care staff that could have an impact on its Global Fund-supported programming to enrol a greater number of HIV-positive Malawians on antiretroviral therapy (ART).

    23 January 2014 | AllAfrica
  • Eric Goosby Returns to UCSF Intent on Applying Lessons Learned as U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador

    At UCSF’s Global Health Sciences, Goosby will lead a new center on implementation sciences, a hot, new field in public health and an emerging specialty at UCSF. It examines the practicalities of running public health programs, applying business-world efficiencies to improve them.

    26 November 2013 | University of California San Francisco
  • Should ART provision be decentralized to health centres in low and middle income countries?

    With the realization of the value of ART as a means of preventing HIV transmission, the question of how best to retain HIV-diagnosed in care becomes all the more pressing. 

    13 August 2013 | BMJ Group blogs
  • Planning for non-surgical male circumcision

    In May, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced the prequalification of PrePex, the first non-surgical device for adult male circumcision. A number of African countries are lagging behind on their circumcision targets, set as part of efforts to curb the transmission of HIV, and feel the PrePex device will give their programmes a much-needed boost, while others are more cautious.

    08 July 2013 | IRIN Africa
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