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Tragedy Would Unfold If Trump Cancels Bush’s AIDS Program

A questionnaire from the president-elect’s transition team asked whether the extraordinarily successful PEPFAR had become a “massive, international entitlement program,” and whether it was worth the investment.

Published
17 January 2017
From
The Atlantic
Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have, until now, been a mystery. But a series of questions from the Trump transition team to the State Department indicate an overall skepticism about the value of foreign aid, and even about American security interests, on the world’s second-largest continent.

Published
17 January 2017
From
New York Times
Global health is good business — Trump should get in the prosperity

There are few issues that have won such consistent bipartisan support or, at a fraction of 1 percent of the federal budget, have produced such concrete economic, security and humanitarian gains for the country and the world.

Published
10 January 2017
From
The Hill
Nearly two-thirds of European HIV cases are now in Russia

The annual number of new cases of HIV increased by at least 8% in 2015 in the whole of the World Health Organization (WHO) European region,

Published
09 January 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Trump Administration Puts the U.S. at a Crossroad for Global Health Aid

The United States is the pillar of global health aid, donating billions of dollars annually — more than any other country — to fighting disease in the world’s poorest countries. But advocates for the poor, health experts and government officials admit that they have no idea what direction the incoming Trump administration is going to take.

Published
20 December 2016
From
New York Times
US HIV/Aids funding to South Africa hangs in the balance

Multibillion-rand funding to South Africa from the US government’s flagship HIV/Aids programme hangs in the balance as Washington prepares to usher in a new administration.

Published
08 December 2016
From
Medical Brief
HIV epidemic becoming controlled in several African countries

New PEPFAR data show for the first time that the AIDS epidemic is becoming controlled in older adults and babies in three key African countries – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – where the program has significantly invested. New pediatric HIV infections globally have declined by nearly 70 percent since 2000, and there are significant validated declines in adult HIV incidence across Malawi (76 percent), Zambia (51 percent), and Zimbabwe (67 percent) since 2003.

Published
02 December 2016
From
PEPFAR
What the Trump administration could mean for US HIV/AIDS spending

HIV/AIDS advocates are warning against any cuts to U.S. spending on the fight against the disease as the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump determines how it will approach global assistance.

Published
02 December 2016
From
Devex
Refuelling the global HIV response: the role of the United Kingdom

On the eve of World AIDS Day, STOPAIDS, with support from the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS, organized an event to discuss the role of the United Kingdom in the global AIDS response.

Published
02 December 2016
From
UNAIDS
Ending the HIV epidemic faces daunting barriers, former WHO HIV chief warns

The difficulty of bringing the HIV epidemic “down to zero” should not be underestimated, Kevin de Cock, former director of HIV for the World Health Organization (WHO),

Published
30 November 2016
By
Gus Cairns
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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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