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Media holds the key to tackling HIV stigma

Stigma continues to prevent people living with HIV from seeking treatment and, while the media has a crucial role to challenge such prejudice, there is a residual fatigue in their response to the global HIV epidemic, a new report has found.

Published
03 September 2014
From
International Planned Parenthood Federation
People with HIV face even greater obstacles and challenges in later life

Report hails extraordinary success of HIV services but highlights need to adapt to an ageing population.

Published
03 September 2014
From
2020health (press release)
South Africa: Shortage of drug that prevents babies from getting HIV

The circular explains that there are alternative antiretrovirals to nevirapine for use in newborn children, such as zidovudine (better known as AZT) and lamivudine (better known as 3TC).

Published
03 September 2014
From
Ground Up
Scientists Question NIH Priorities in Awarding Scarce Government Grants

One scientist says funneling large amounts of money into a single line of research, as in the search for an AIDS vaccine, rewards pet projects and leaves many researchers out in the cold.

Published
03 September 2014
From
Healthline
Kenya: Circumcision Secretariat Closes

The secretariat that coordinated all voluntary medical male circumcision in Kenya the last six years has closed. It was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation but other funders have not come forward. The closure of the secretariat is likely to slow down the momentum of circumcision in Kenya.

Published
02 September 2014
From
AllAfrica
Malawi First Country to Put HIV Positive Pregnant Women On ARVs

President Arthur Peter Mutharika says Malawi was the first country to adopt a policy of putting all HIV positive pregnant and breast feeding women on anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs regardless of their CD4 Count.

Published
02 September 2014
From
AllAfrica
Aiming For HIV's Weak Spot - The new generation of gp120 entry inhibitors

A small molecule (green) binds within a cavity on the HIV protein gp120. Amino acid residues that contribute only to binding affinity are colored blue, and those that contribute strongly to binding as well as the protein's conformational change are ...

Published
02 September 2014
From
C&EN - Chemical and Engineering News
MSF urges BMS to make daclatasvir accessible in low-and middle-income countries

Welcoming the EMA's approval of daclatasvir on August 27, 2014, the MSF said that the BMS must rapidly register daclatasvir in those countries with a high burden of hepatitis C, especially in those countries with a high prevalence of genotype 3. It also urged BMS to ensure daclatasvir is affordable in those countries with a high burden of hepatitis C.

Published
01 September 2014
From
Pharmabiz
The end of AIDS and the NGO Code of Conduct

In 2008, a consortium of concerned international NGOs and advocacy organisations introduced the NGO Code of Conduct for Health System Strengthening, which highlighted how disproportionate funding for NGOs, rather than for public sector health systems, has undermined public services in many developing countries.The NGO Code of Conduct outlines a set of proposed best practices for NGOs to support local public services. However, after promoting the NGO Code of Conduct for 5 years, the behaviour of some NGOs seems unlikely to change unless donors hold them accountable for adhering to these best practices.

Published
27 August 2014
From
The Lancet
AIDS Progress in South Africa in Peril

PEPFAR has poured more than $3 billion into South Africa, largely for training doctors, building clinics and laboratories, and buying drugs. Now that aid pipeline is drying up as the program shifts its limited budget to poorer countries, so the South African government must find hundreds of millions of dollars, even as its national caseload grows rapidly.

Published
26 August 2014
From
New York Times

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