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Desmond Tutu: Two Steps Obama Can Take to Defeat AIDS

The first is to commit to doubling the number of people receiving antiretroviral treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The second decision concerns America’s role in expanding access to antiretrovirals through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Published
19 November 2013
From
Politico
Support antiretroviral treatment for 12 million with HIV by 2016, Republicans, Democrats urge Obama

40 United States lawmakers — Democrats, Republicans, Senators and Congressional Representatives — have united across party lines and legislative bodies, signing a letter urging President Obama to set this nation’s AIDS-fighting goals higher than ever, and ensure that 12 million people living with HIV are receiving treatment by 2016.

Published
18 November 2013
From
Science Speaks
Help Wanted: Global AIDS Coordinator

The Obama administration’s global AIDS coordinator, Eric Goosby, stepped down last week. Now the question is: Who will replace him, and when?

Published
12 November 2013
From
Wall Street Journal
New Zealand: No UNAIDS response to "homophobic" claim

Shaun Robinson of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation said a claim by UNAIDS that the global HIV epidemic could be over by 2030 ignores the fact that the epidemic amongst gay men world-wide continues to rise. He accuses the organisation of ignoring the needs and realities of HIV infection amongst men who have sex with men.

Published
12 November 2013
From
Gay NZ
Global Fund Shift Mode of Funding, to Focus on Joint HIV/TB Programs

The Global Fund has said future funding programmes will be geared towards joint Tuberculosis and HIV programmes, rather than separate proposals for each disease. The new requirement is designed to streamline programming for countries heavily burdened by the two diseases.

Published
08 November 2013
From
Africa Science News
Breakthrough on Procurement to Save $140 Million

In a ground-breaking approach to procuring tools to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the Global Fund and partners have established a new framework to systematically organize the purchase of massive amounts of mosquito nets, anti-HIV drugs and other products that will improve delivery and make significant savings.

Published
07 November 2013
From
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
A Question of Quality: Why Retention Matters for AIDS Treatment

Counting the number of patients on treatment is no longer enough. By adopting the “HIV treatment cascade” as its theme for the October 2 meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board meeting, PEFPAR has signaled its willingness to be judged by a much more comprehensive metric of its on-the-ground success.

Published
30 October 2013
From
Center for Global Development
UNITAID publishes first scoping report on hepatitis C

UNITAID has published its first effort to gather market intelligence on products for the diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C, one of the leading co-infections for people living with HIV. UNITAID’s scoping report [PDF, 900 KB] gives an overview of this viral disease, as well as existing and pipeline medicines and diagnostics, commodity access issues and market shortcomings.

Published
30 October 2013
From
UNITAID
With departure of Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Goosby pending, advocates hoping for swift action on replacement

Through the summer, talk circulated that Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby was preparing to move on – and today we’re hearing that his departure date is set for as early as Oct. 26.

Published
21 October 2013
From
Science Speaks
Zambia Expands Access to Treatment for HIV

In partnership with Zambia, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria signed a US$156 million grant agreement that aims to ensure a secure supply of antiretroviral medicine to all those receiving HIV treatment. The new funding will also support work that gets 225,000 more people to start treatment over the next three years.

Published
17 October 2013
From
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

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