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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
World Health Organization urges scale-up of HIV self-testing

HIV self-testing (sometimes called ‘home testing’) should be offered as an additional approach to HIV testing services, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends in new guidelines issued

Published
29 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Mitchell Warren: We just don't know what President Trump will do on HIV, but 'the signs are worrisome'

During the US election campaign, plenty was said about emails and sexual harassment. But there was little or no talk on global health or HIV. That has left Mitchell Warren, the head of advocates AVAC, worried.

Published
25 November 2016
From
DW
UNAIDS: Young African women are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

The annual World AIDS Day report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) offers a far more nuanced take on the epidemic than it has in previous years. For the first time, the report examines the disease in four age brackets that it calls “the life-cycle approach to HIV.” UNAIDS suggests this breakdown—0 to 14, 15 to 24, 25 to 49, and 50-plus—should lead to a clearer view of the epidemic’s “complex dynamics” and a more targeted response.

Published
23 November 2016
From
Science
Will quackery guide Trump's global health policy?

The US remains one of the leading funders of global health but will this change on president-elect Donald Trump’s watch?

Published
21 November 2016
From
Bhekisisa
Who’s afraid of Mr Trump?

Will billions of dollars in US aid be slashed or redirected under President Trump? For aid agency planners, only one thing about the Trump presidency is certain right now: uncertainty.

Published
15 November 2016
From
IRIN
For its next funding request, Zimbabwean civil society calling for test-and-treat, PrEP

As the 2017-2019 funding cycle approaches, civil society in Zimbabwe are being proactive. Having kicked off consultations already, emerging themes include rolling out universal test-and-treat for HIV, expanding access to pre-exposure prophylaxis and other new prevention technologies, and elevating key populations and community responses. The country is likely to submit its next funding request to the Global Fund in the 23 May 2017 window.

Published
02 November 2016
From
Global Fund Observer
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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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