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  • Global health initiatives
    Robin Gorna: Is an HIV free generation an achievable aim?
    BMJ | 01 December 2012

    "'Ending AIDS' is heard by some activists living with HIV as a post-apocalyptic vision. Of course it is imperative to imagine a future where far fewer people acquire HIV, but we must hold that vision alongside the realities of hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV as long term survivors and having their rights and needs met." Robin Gorna, director of AIDS Strategy, Advocacy, and Policy (ASAP), a consultancy of associates working globally to deliver a better response to AIDS, women’s health, and global health more broadly, warns that predicitions of "The End of AIDS" must not result in HIV+ people, and especialy women, being ignored.

  • Combatting stigma
    What can we learn from disease stigma’s long history?
    PLOS Blogs | 30 November 2012

    Sara Gorman from Harvard University takes a look at the history of infectious disease stigma.

  • Harm reduction
    New HIV Epidemic Looms over Romania
    Inter Press Service | 30 November 2012

    New HIV infections among Romanian drug users have grown exponentially over the past couple of years. International and national groups working for HIV prevention expect the emerging epidemic to expand over the next years, despite causes for the rise in cases being relatively easy to pin down.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    US: HIV/AIDS Qualifies As “Chronic Condition” Under Affordable Care Act
    San Francisco AIDS Foundation press release | 30 November 2012

    On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Obama administration announced that HIV/AIDS will be one of the chronic conditions eligible for enhanced federal reimbursements through Medicaid, garnering strong praise from San Francisco AIDS Foundation and HIV/AIDS leaders around the country.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Michel Kazatchkine: Change in attitude needed in eastern Europe and central Asia
    Financial Times | 30 November 2012

    Only a change in mindset among the region’s political classes towards a public health policy approach will save the region from a human tragedy.

  • Policy
    India: Budget shifts raise fear of lost momentum
    Financial Times | 30 November 2012

    India’s battle against Aids is far from won. The country is now shouldering most of the cost itself but a change in prevention priorities has alarmed experts.

  • Global health initiatives
    Clinton reveals ‘blueprint’ for reaching an ‘AIDS-free generation’
    Washington Post | 30 November 2012

    The world can control the AIDS epidemic in four or five years and set it on a trajectory to become a small, if permanent, problem, according to a State Department document made public Thursday. An “AIDS-free generation” — a goal that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton touted a year ago — could be reached by starting more infected people on AIDS drugs, circumcising men in high-prevalence countries and making sure that every HIV-positive pregnant woman is treated.

  • Relationships and feelings
    UGANDA: Profiles of infidelity, HIV vulnerability
    IRIN Plus News | 30 November 2012

    Married or cohabiting couples are at a higher risk of HIV infection in Uganda than their single counterparts, with some studies finding that as many as 65 percent of new infections occur in long-term relationships. The prevailing culture, a hybrid of traditional mores and more modern, western values, accepts - even expects - men, and increasingly women, to have a "side dish" - a euphemism for a sexual affair.

  • UGANDA: Profiles of infidelity, HIV vulnerability
    IRIN | 30 November 2012

    Married or cohabiting couples are at a higher risk of HIV infection in Uganda than their single counterparts, with some studies finding that as many as 65 percent of new infections occur in long-term relationships. The prevailing culture, a hybrid of traditional mores and more modern, western values, accepts - even expects - men, and increasingly women, to have a "side dish" - a euphemism for a sexual affair.

  • SOUTH AFRICA: New ARV tender drops prices, changes treatment
    IRIN | 30 November 2012

    The South African government has negotiated savings of about US$250 million in its latest antiretroviral (ARV) tender, which is the first to include a three-in-one tablet. This triple fixed-dose combination ARV will now allow the country to move to new, simpler HIV treatment and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) guidelines in April 2013.

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