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Obama names Grant Colfax as AIDS policy chief

President Barack Obama has appointed Dr. Grant Colfax, the gay director of San Francisco's HIV Prevention Section, as the new director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, the White House announced Wednesday, March 14.

Published
15 March 2012
From
Bay Area Reporter
Michel Sidibé: To Invest in Africa's Future, Finish the Fight Against AIDS

Africa is now poised to push towards a new vision of: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. And it needs everyone's support -- as an equal partner, with 'shared responsibility' as the guiding principle.

Published
14 March 2012
From
Huffington Post
Release of UK Consortium policy briefing on HIV, Women and Girls

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a time to celebrate the achievements that women around the world bring to society, but also an opportunity to highlight the barriers that women still face in gaining equality and living full, healthy, empowered lives.

Published
08 March 2012
From
UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development
International Women's Day Call to Action: Integrate Family Planning and HIV Services to Save Women's Lives

Women who are at risk of unplanned pregnancy are also at risk of HIV, and vice versa so separation of these services no longer makes sense. The global health community must work to bring family planning and HIV services together - and quickly - to save women's lives.

Published
08 March 2012
From
Huffington Post
Eye on Rwanda – successes and challenges in HIV testing and treatment

In many ways, Rwanda is a success story in terms of provision of services to people with HIV — just 18 years after 800,000 people were massacred in the country’s 1994 genocide. Anita Asiimwe, MD, MPH, of the Rwanda Biomedica Center in Kigali, drew a picture of what is seen on the ground for an audience at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Tuesday afternoon in Seattle.

Published
07 March 2012
From
Science Speaks
Ukraine Security Secretary Says HIV, TB Remain Threat To Nation's Security, Encourages Cooperation With Global Fund

Speaking about two bills concerning Ukraine's cooperation with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Ukraine Secretary of National Security and Defense Council Andriy Kliuyev said "[t]he epidemics of AIDS and tuberculosis [TB] remain a threat to national security in Ukraine and require redoubled efforts to treat and prevent these diseases," Interfax reports.

Published
05 March 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
World Health Organization issues new policy to step up TB/HIV efforts

Around 910,000 lives were saved between 2005 and 2010 as a result of closer working relationships between HIV and TB programmes, according to estimates released today by

Published
02 March 2012
By
Keith Alcorn
Chinese Government Pledges Greater Support For Organizations Fighting HIV/AIDS

"Organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS will get greater government support," Yu Jingjin, director of the disease prevention and control bureau under China's Ministry of Health, said, China Daily reports.

Published
02 March 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
An Exciting New Chapter - POZ editor's farewell blog

Katherine Bliss discusses a report -that "examines the political history of the international AIDS conferences from 1985 to the present." She writes, "The report finds that the most significant conferences from participants' point of view have featured either major scientific breakthroughs, such as the 1996 Vancouver meeting, or substantial sociopolitical breakthroughs, as in Durban in 2000.

Published
02 March 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
HIV treatment to be free for undocumented migrants and non-UK citizens

The United Kingdom Department of Health has announced that it will soon make HIV treatment free for all who need it, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Published
28 February 2012
By
Roger Pebody

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