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WHO 2013 Consolidated Guidelines Supplement looks at trends in HIV treatment eligibility, pediatric care, stavudine, PEP and more

The World Health Organization launched the March 2014 Supplement to the 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection here by reporting on some of the responses to the guidelines to date and offering featured presentations on sections of the new supplement.

Published
04 March 2014
From
Science Speaks
Global Fund expresses “deep concern” about new anti-gay law in Uganda

The Global Fund has expressed “deep concern” about a law signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that imposes jail terms of up to seven years for those who ‘aid or abet’ homosexual relations, which could implicate health workers providing services and counseling to people living with HIV.

Published
28 February 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
UN Envoy for AIDS in Africa Must Go

In the wake of Uganda’s passage of a law criminalizing homosexuality, the reprehensible silence of Ms. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, and her ongoing position as a senior advisor to President Museveni, threaten to undermine the credibility and independence of the United Nations.

Published
28 February 2014
From
AIDS-Free World
In the Face of Discrimination, Keep Going

The law recently passed in Nigeria prohibiting gay and lesbian citizens from gathering and organizing sets us back from creating an AIDS-free future. But in the face of potentially devastating roadblocks such as these, we have an option: keep going.

Published
27 February 2014
From
Science Speaks
Making PEPFAR: A Triumph of Medical Diplomacy

Harold Varmus examines the early history of PEPFAR.

Published
07 February 2014
From
Science & Diplomacy
Zambia and Swaziland develop advocacy roadmap to promote behavior change as central to Global Fund proposals

Two southern Africa countries with high generalized HIV prevlance have developed an advocacy roadmap to ensure that behavior change communication campaigns are central to their countries’ proposals for Global Fund grants.

Published
06 February 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
Don’t Put The Brakes On Ending AIDS

The pace of HIV treatment scale-up could slow considerably in the coming years because of budget cuts to U.S. global AIDS programs. Without new resources for PEPFAR, as well as additional program efficiencies, the number of new people put on HIV treatment with U.S. support will plummet.

Published
28 January 2014
From
Health Affairs
U.N. to launch legal challenge against Malawi anti-gay laws

The United Nations' AIDS taskforce and human rights groups will launch a court battle against Malawi's laws criminalizing homosexuality, in a rare challenge to rising anti-gay legislation in Africa.

Published
22 January 2014
From
Reuters
PEPFAR transition to South Africa ‘country ownership’ disrupts care, threatens progress, squanders success, Health GAP report says

A report just released by Health Global Access Project says that haste to make the transition to country ownership in South Africa is endangering the gains made against HIV in the country with the world’s largest epidemic.

Published
17 January 2014
From
Science Speaks
Governance and transparency at PEPFAR

The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been one of the most effective foreign aid programmes in history. But ransparency has declined rather than improved.

Published
16 January 2014
From
The Lancet Global Health

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