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UNAIDS places official on ‘special leave’

The UNAIDS Nigeria Country Director’s legal threat against an activist for accusing him of inappropriate behaviour has backfired as the agency places him on ‘special leave’.

Published
17 September 2018
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Health-e
World AIDS Day 2018 theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”.

Published
17 September 2018
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UNAIDS
UNAIDS director and HIV activist in legal battle

Academic and HIV activist Vuyiseka Dubula is being threatened with legal action after accusing a former UNAIDS country director of inappropriate behaviour.

Published
13 September 2018
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Ground Up
Global Fund Partnership has Saved 27 Million Lives

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released a report today demonstrating that 27 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund partnership. The report shows tremendous progress that has been achieved by efforts to end the epidemics, while highlighting new threats.

Published
13 September 2018
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Global Fund
Bosnia and Herzegovina must continue the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB without Global Fund's aid

Bosnia and Herzegovina can remain a country with the lowest HIV rate in Europe and sustained reduction of tuberculosis levels only if full implementation of the transition from international funding towards sustainable domestically owned HIV and TB responses is ensured. But, international funding from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria is ending this year.

Published
10 September 2018
From
Independent Balkan News Agency
There Might Be an Alternative AIDS Conference in 2020

George Ayala and a broad network of activists worldwide are moving forward with planning a simultaneous conference outside the U.S., likely in Mexico City or Tijuana. That confab, they say, will prioritize the concerns and solutions of communities affected by HIV over those of researchers and public health officials.

Published
10 September 2018
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The Body
Starting from here – what PrEP programmes can learn from circumcision

Funders, health providers and advocates should take lessons from the rollout of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention measure in Africa if they wish

Published
10 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
China to work with African countries on 3-year AIDS prevention program

China will work with African countries and international organizations to implement a three-year health promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention advocacy program for adolescents starting 2019, First Lady Peng Liyuan announced on Tuesday.

Published
04 September 2018
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Global Times
Religious Conservatives’ Ties To Trump Officials Pay Off In AIDS Policies, Funding

Evangelical activist Shepherd Smith has spent more than three decades cultivating relationships with leading AIDS researchers and policymakers to promote abstinence-only sex education. Those connections now could influence government programs and funding within the Trump administration.

Published
22 August 2018
From
Kaiser Health News
Kofi Annan’s AIDS legacy

Kofi Annan embraced diversity. He was vocal about the rights of sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs and transgender people.

Published
20 August 2018
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UNAIDS
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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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