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Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents,

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Study points the way forward for global HIV services and other chronic conditions

Millions of people in need would benefit from HIV services in developing countries that are moving towards universal health coverage if these services were run more efficiently and integrated better.

Published
03 July 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Kenya: Is integrated methadone and HIV care possible?

In Kenya, people who inject drugs have a constant daily battle with poverty and addiction. From waking to sleeping, they need to get money to live. This battle takes time. Their HIV care has to come second to the immediate need to survive. People who inject drugs say that lack of time is the main reason they do not access HIV care.

Published
13 June 2014
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
“I Can Improve Things”: An HIV Peer Counselor in the Dominican Republic

Stigma makes it difficult for HIV-positive pregnant women to ask questions and get the information they need to cope with their diagnosis and navigate treatment. HIV peer counselors play an important role in countering this.

Published
06 June 2014
From
USAID CapacityPlus (blog)
‘Appalling service’ provided by Healthcare at Home leaves patients without drugs

Thousands of NHS patients, some seriously ill, have not received vital medicines on time because of problems at the company contracted to deliver the drugs to these patients in their own homes. The failures in the service offered by Healthcare at Home have been described by patient groups as ‘appalling’ and ‘unsafe’, and have left patients with live-threatening conditions frightened about their ability to get hold of their drugs.

Published
03 June 2014
From
Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Divided Opinions on Feasibility of Kenya’s Option B+ Roll Out

Kenya’s health sector has been facing significant challenges, ranging from a shortage of health care providers to a series of labour strikes. The problems have not only disrupted health services, but have HIV experts divided on whether to roll out Option B+ nationwide or just to pilot it in high volume facilities such as major referral hospitals.

Published
29 May 2014
From
Inter Press Service
Why Did AIDS Ravage the U.S. More Than Any Other Developed Country?

"It’s best understood as a function of health disparities writ large,” says Chris Beyrer. The core difference between the United States and Western Europe, he says, is that “we’re a much bigger, much more complex, and much more unjust country.”

Published
13 May 2014
From
The New Republic
Voucher incentives improve engagement with HIV care among people who inject drugs

Providing vouchers exchangeable for food or household goods boosts rates of linkage and retention in HIV care among people living with HIV who inject drugs, according to

Published
07 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
AVERT-funded home-based care study featured in PLOS ONE

The study assessed challenges facing home-based care providers in rural South Africa in the context of HIV and AIDS. The PLOS ONE article focuses on outputs of the research regarding poor referral systems between hospitals/clinics and community care workers, and the trend of these care workers using their own funds and food to support clients.

Published
06 May 2014
From
AVERT
Motorbikes Speed Up HIV Test Results in Malawi

Improvements to Malawi’s network for transporting laboratory samples will help people living with HIV get vital test results quicker. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) plans to work with motorcycle couriers Riders for Health to expand the laboratory samples transportation network in Malawi.

Published
22 April 2014
From
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (blog)
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