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Brazil’s AIDS success story faces uncertain new chapter

An AIDS diagnosis is no longer a death sentence in Rio de Janeiro, as the variety and quality of treatments continue to improve, thanks largely to a national treatment and prevention program that calls for near-universal distribution of medication. But the controversial program – the government broke international patent laws to mass-produce the drugs at a lower cost and recruited sex workers to help distribute condoms – may not survive for long, experts say.

Published
13 June 2012
From
Miami Herald
Peter Piot offers an insightful memoir of his circuitous career

An initial interest in infectious diseases in Africa – considered a backwater topic by many of his peers – eventually propelled him to become the founding director of the UN agency on Aids, and now to head the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Published
12 June 2012
From
Financial Times
Nobel winning Barre-Sinoussi optimistic about cure

The scientist who won a Nobel prize for her work in first identifying HIV says she at last believes finding a cure for the virus which causes Aids might be possible.

Published
07 June 2012
From
BBC Health
Stop waiting for and start paying attention to our first black president

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart defends Obama from complaints by African Americans that Obama ignores their concerns, with reference to the US's first national HIV strategy, among other issues.

Published
06 June 2012
From
Washington Post
The business of HIV: a huge, strange drug market

The market is as unusual as it is large, both buoyed by government support and worryingly dependent on it. The past decade has brought fancier medicine in rich countries and copious aid for poor ones. But the war is far from won.

Published
01 June 2012
From
The Economist
ECDC leads visit to assess the HIV situation in Greece

The purpose of the joint ECDC, EMCDDA and WHO country visit to Greece is to provide an evidence-based assessment of the rapidly increasing trend in HIV infections among people who inject drugs and to assess the overall HIV situation in Greece.

Published
31 May 2012
From
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
HIV/AIDS and Security in Southern Africa

Not only do HIV/AIDS infection rates remain high across Southern Africa, they continue to shape the region’s security dynamics. Is humanitarian intervention contributing to the problem or not?

Published
30 May 2012
From
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
UNAIDS highlights Zimbabwe’s progress in responding to AIDS

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé concluded his first official visit to Zimbabwe on 25 May after meeting with President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan R. Tsvangirai to highlight the country’s progress in the AIDS response.

Published
29 May 2012
From
UNAIDS
Zuma's vanity is nothing - it's HIV that counts

The leader obsesses over a harmless painting of a penis, while unprotected sex causes a health crisis.

Published
28 May 2012
From
The Independent
AIDS Activism in an Age of Austerity: African Health Spending and Activism

Mandisa Mbali, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, unpacks the complexities of AIDS Activism in our current political and economic climate.

Published
23 May 2012
From
Democracy in Africa

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