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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
HIV, HPV and cervical cancer—leveraging synergies to save women’s lives

Leveraging the experience and innovative activism of more than three decades of the AIDS response, Mr Sidibé called for greater mobilization and the breaking down of silos between programmes and services to deliver comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls.

Published
02 November 2016
From
UNAIDS
AIDS politics: Institutionalization of Solidarity, Exclusion of Context

This timely book, authored by Hakan Seckinelgin (London School of Economics and Political Science), looks critically at the policy response to AIDS and its institutionalization over time. It raises important questions about who benefits, who decides, and in whose interests decisions are made.

Published
27 October 2016
From
Sexuality Policy Watch
Controlling the HIV epidemic: ambitious funding, expanded workforce, innovations and micro-focus needed

Advocates who seek to end AIDS by 2030 should be ready to call on Hillary Clinton to massively increase United States support for the Global Fund to

Published
19 October 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
US Party Platforms and Candidate Positions: How the Two Parties Measure Up on HIV

Evaluate HIV-related issues in the 2016 election.

Published
04 October 2016
From
Poz
The UK may withhold part of its £1.1 billion pledge to the Global Fund if performance targets not met

The UK Secretary of State responsible for foreign aid, Ms. Priti Patel has stated that aid earmarked for Global Fund use will come with conditions tied to "performance agreements" which would leave it up to the Department for International Development (DfID) to withhold 10 percent of future donations if certain conditions go unmet.

Published
04 October 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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