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Sean Strub’s AIDS Memoir Drops Names, Downplays His True Passion

Sean Strub is a rare figure in the community: a businessman who has consistently channeled his entrepreneurial zeal toward activist goals.

Published
29 January 2014
From
Slate
Book review: 'Body Counts' an important effort

"Body Counts," Sean Strub's moving, multi-decade memoir of one gay man's life, is not only a time capsule of the LGBT movement but also an examination of how far the United States has come in a very brief time to a new understanding of difference and acceptance.

Published
29 January 2014
From
San Francisco Chronicle
US: Racial gap exists when docs talk to patients about HIV meds

Conversations between doctors and patients about taking HIV medication as prescribed may differ depending on the patient’s race or ethnicity, research shows. Providers talked more with minority patients than with whites about adherence and tended to give directives rather than engage in problem solving.

Published
29 January 2014
From
Futurity
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
GeneXpert use still hobbled by high pricing, Treatment Action Group, TB Community Advisory Board say

Letter to Cepheid cites continued cost of machines, Russia, China cartridge costs of five to six times negotiated price, and more.

Published
28 January 2014
From
Science Speaks
South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Gives $10 Million To Fight HIV/AIDS

On Thursday last week during the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, the mining tycoon announced a $10 million donation to U2 singer and activist Bono’s (RED) campaign, which fights HIV/AIDS in Africa, according to a report by eNews Channel.

Published
28 January 2014
From
Forbes
HIV Incidence Rose 13.5-Fold in MSM in Poland From 2000 to 2011

Estimated HIV incidence (the new-infection rate) rose 13.5-fold among men who have sex with men (MSM) across Poland from 2000 to 2011. The increase was even greater in the Warsaw region.

Published
28 January 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Nigeria: Anti-Same Sex Marriage Act 2013 Not Problem to HIV Treatment - NACA

Director General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. John Idoko, says no provision of the Anti-Same Sex Marriage Act will deny anybody access to HIV treatment.

Published
28 January 2014
From
AllAfrica
Across Europe Biggest Rise in New HIV Rate Involves Young MSM

Across Europe the highest proportion of new HIV infections occur in young men who have sex with men (MSM), according to results of a 15-country analysis. New infections almost doubled in MSM between 20 and 29 years old from 2003 to 2012 more than doubled in MSM under 20.

Published
27 January 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Successful HIV drug resistance testing is possible when viral load is low

HIV drug resistance testing can perform well, even when viral load is as low as 250 copies/ml, results of two studies published in the online edition of

Published
27 January 2014
By
Michael Carter

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