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International AIDS Society announces Kevin Osborne as its new Executive Director

“We are delighted to welcome Kevin as the new Executive Director of the IAS,” IAS President Linda-Gail Bekker said. “Kevin is a true connector who can bring together scientists, advocates, donors and policy makers. He has played a pivotal role in South Africa and on the global stage to advance access to treatment and prevention and better integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.”

Published
19 June 2018
From
International AIDS Society
Q&A: PEPFAR architect Anthony Fauci on the initiative's transformational impact

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, was one of PEPFAR’s key architects. On the 15th anniversary of PEPFAR’s creation, Fauci spoke to Devex about the initiative’s inception, its impact on U.S. global health efforts, and the challenges that lie ahead.

Published
13 June 2018
From
Devex
UNAIDS - Past Time to Get Serious

"UNAIDS still has much work to do. It is not doing that work because it is paralyzed by crisis. If UNAIDS doesn't change, it will have no future."

Published
11 June 2018
From
Hunavat Global
UNAIDS Secretariat launches Gender Action Plan 2018–2023

UNAIDS has launched its new Gender Action Plan for 2018–2023. The plan builds on the progress achieved under the 2013–2018 plan, which provided a framework to advance gender equality and empower women across the UNAIDS Secretariat.

Published
08 June 2018
From
UNAIDS
Vietnam: 1,200 people take oral prophylaxis to reduce risk of HIV infection

Nearly 1,200 people at high risk of HIV have enrolled in a pilot oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme in Việt Nam to reduce their risk of infection, according to the Việt Nam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC). PrEP is a game-changer for Việt Nam in its efforts to achieve the 90-90-90 goals,” said Mei Mei Peng, deputy director of USAID’s Health Department.

Published
30 May 2018
From
Viet Nam News
South Africa: End Of PEPFAR/USAID Funding For Health4Men

The Anova Health Institute is sad to announce that funding from USAID for sections of our Health4Men programme will be coming to an end, effective the 30th of September 2018. This funding allowed us to establish Centres of Excellence with dedicated clinical services for the men who have sex with men (MSM) community in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Published
30 May 2018
From
Anova Health Institute
WHO Issues First-Ever List Of Essential Diagnostic Tests

The World Health Organization today published its first Essential Diagnostics List, which identifies the most-needed tests for conditions and diseases.

Published
18 May 2018
From
Intellectual Property Watch
HIV/AIDS community divided over allegations about UNAIDS

Although terms of reference were agreed for an Independent Expert Panel on harassment, the controversy continues to divide the HIV/AIDS community. John Zarocostas reports.

Published
18 May 2018
From
The Lancet (requires free registration)
Laurie Garrett: Why Trump's new CDC director is an abysmal choice

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new boss, Dr. Robert Redfield, who ignited controversy because of his dubious qualifications for the job and the over-the-top salary offer that came with it. But it is not hard to see why President Trump would see Redfield's hardcore, right-wing credentials as a good fit. It is another example of the Trump administration's willingness to place politics over sensible public policy.

Published
16 May 2018
From
CNN
Global Fund Board gives the Secretariat the green light to prepare proposals for investing in non-eligible countries in crisis (e.g. Venezuela)

How much the Fund might invest and where the money will come from are still up in the air.

Published
15 May 2018
From
Aidspan
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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