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  • Finance and funding
    UNITAID fundraising campaign wound down
    Financial Times | 02 March 2012

    A campaign to solicit donations for health projects from airline travellers is being wound down after spending nearly $20m to generate less than $300,000 over the past four years.

  • Experiences of stigma
    HIV-positive women's experiences of stigma
    HIV Australia | 02 March 2012

    The analysis presented in this article formed part of my doctoral thesis examining the impact of an HIV diagnosis on women’s thoughts and feelings about motherhood; including experiences of stigma, discrimination and disclosure.

  • Policy
    An Exciting New Chapter - POZ editor's farewell blog
    Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report | 02 March 2012

    Katherine Bliss discusses a report -that "examines the political history of the international AIDS conferences from 1985 to the present." She writes, "The report finds that the most significant conferences from participants' point of view have featured either major scientific breakthroughs, such as the 1996 Vancouver meeting, or substantial sociopolitical breakthroughs, as in Durban in 2000.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    HIV rate among U.S. injection drug users falls: CDC
    Health News | 02 March 2012

    HIV infections among injection drug users in the United States have fallen by half in the past decade, but HIV testing is also down and risky behaviors such as needle-sharing persist, raising worries that progress may be short-lived, U.S. health experts said on Thursday.

  • Sex workers
    New York State Bill Would Bar Condoms as Prostitution Evidence
    New York Times | 02 March 2012

    Assemblywoman Barbara M. Clark, Democrat of Queens, and State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Democrat of Brooklyn, have sponsored a bill to keep the possession of condoms from being used in criminal court as evidence of prostitution. The bill was first introduced in 1999 and has been re-introduced every year since, but has consistently died in committee. This year, its backers express optimism.

  • Combatting stigma
    Zimbabwe President Urge MPs to Reveal HIV Status to Fight Stigma
    Voice of America | 01 March 2012

    President Robert Mugabe has urged politicians to reveal their HIV status - in order to fight the stigma associated with the virus that causes AIDS. Mugabe made the appeal in Harare Thursday at the launch of Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Against HIV and AIDS - or ZIPAH. 

  • Injecting drug use
    US report: HIV rate down in needle-drug users
    Sacramento Bee | 01 March 2012

    By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer ATLANTA -- There's some good news from the AIDS front: Fewer needle drug users are testing positive for HIV. US health officials say the rate has dropped by half since the 1990s. and more »

  • Contraception
    HIV/AIDS: Hormonal contraception advice not reaching women
    IRIN Plus News | 01 March 2012

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised women on injectable hormonal birth control to use condoms to prevent HIV infection in light of possible HIV risks associated with "the shot", but HIV organizations and activists say this has not been effectively communicated to women.

  • Testing policies and guidelines
    New indicator diseases reveal hidden HIV
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 01 March 2012

    An international study under the leadership of the HIV in Europe initiative has now revealed that a number of diseases, including herpes zoster and certain forms of cancer, should be on the list of indicators for having HIV -- and thus serve to prompt health care professionals to suggest an HIV-test to their patients.The new results and guidelines are to be debated at a major international HIV conference in Copenhagen on March 19-20.

  • Combatting stigma
    Mugabe admits losing cabinet to HIV and AIDS
    The Zimbabwean | 01 March 2012

    President Robert Mugabe has admitted for the first time that he has watched over the past years most of his cabinet ministers succumbing to HIV and Aids related deaths. 

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