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  • Infant feeding
    AFRICA: HIV-positive women still confused about infant-feeding choices
    IRIN Plus News | 09 December 2011

    The latest guidelines on infant-feeding options for HIV-positive mothers in Africa have not been disseminated in many countries, leaving women dangerously confused about the best nutritional path to protect their children from contracting the virus, a new report shows.

  • TB prevention
    Short-Term TB Combination as Successful as Isoniazid Therapy
    Medscape (requires free registration) | 09 December 2011

    Weekly rifapentine plus isoniazid given under direct supervision for 3 months was as effective in preventing tuberculosis (TB) as 9 months of daily self-administered isoniazid, according to a report published in the December 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Policy
    Goal Of AIDS-Free Generation Achievable Through 'AIDS Transition'
    Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report | 09 December 2011

    In this Foreign Affairs opinion piece, Mead Over, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, says the goal of an "AIDS-free generation" is attainable, "[b]ut not if treatment continues to take precedence over prevention."

  • Activism
    Anand Grover: leading the defence of human rights
    The Lancet | 09 December 2011

    Prejudices can run deep, and fears instilled in childhood can be hard to shake, as Anand Grover, trailblazing human rights lawyer and UN Special Rapporteur for the right to health, knows only too well. Grover has fought for the rights of marginalised communities all his life.

  • Behaviour change interventions
    Putting Gay Men In The Picture About HIV In New South Wales
    ACON press release | 09 December 2011

    A new education campaign titled, The Big Picture, aims to put gay men in the picture about the state of the HIV epidemic in NSW in 2011. 

  • Health problems
    East Africa HIV programmes must think kala azar
    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) press release | 09 December 2011

    Improving the capacities of HIV programmes to prevent, diagnose and treat visceral leishmaniasis (VL) should be a priority in East Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) said today at the ICASA AIDS Conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

  • TB diagnosis
    Discordance among commercially-available diagnostics for latent TB infection
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 09 December 2011

    In populations with a low prevalence of tuberculosis, the majority of positives with the three tests commercially available in the US for the diagnosis of TB are false positives, according to a new study.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    AHF Praises J&J for AIDS Drug Price Cut, Asks Merck to Follow Suit
    Yahoo News | 08 December 2011

    Today, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) praised drug giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for offering discounts on its AIDS drugs for cash-strapped state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs).

  • TB prevention
    CDC releases new 12-dose treatment guidelines for latent TB infection
    Science Speaks | 08 December 2011

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled new guidelines Thursday for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in the U.S. with a 12-dose regimen, administered once-weekly under directly observed therapy (DOT). The current regimen requires daily drug administration over nine months, making the new treatment simpler and easier for patients.

  • Side-effects
    HIV-Associated Neuropathy Is More Common In African-American Women
    The AIDS Beacon | 08 December 2011

    Results from a recent study indicate that the rate of HIV-associated neuropathy in women may be lower than previously thought but higher in African-American women than in women of other races.

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