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Women with circumcised partners less likely to have HIV, no less likely to use condoms

A study from Orange Farm near Johannesburg in South Africa, the area that hosted the first-ever randomised controlled trial of male circumcision for HIV prevention, which concluded in

Published
19 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Cutbacks threaten Lesotho's HIV sufferers

Expert patients counsel neighbours living with HIV on how to take their medication and accompanies patients to the clinic. But now vital funds used to pay for the counsellors are being withdrawn as Lesotho's government struggles to cope with falling donor aid.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Deutsche Welle
U.S. Funding Choices Are Challenged In The Wake Of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

Early last month, as Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni weighed signing a brutal new anti-LGBT bill into law, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (ICRU) published a statement urging religious leaders in the country to “highlight the dangers of homosexuality and lesbianism.” At the same time, the group has received millions in U.S. government grants for years to fight HIV. Why was the money going to a key supporter of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which the the U.S. government has officially opposed?

Published
07 March 2014
From
Buzzfeed.com
Ukraine activists seek stability in HIV/TB funding in face of political turmoil

Ukraine's HIV community including principal recipients of Global Fund grants have formally requested an expediting of the disbursement of Phase 2 funds under Round 10 in order to counteract the potential impact of the current political turmoil roiling the country.

Published
07 March 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
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

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