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HIV funding and programming targeted at gay and bisexual men in the U.S.: Reasons for hope, and cause for concern

As President Obama’s 2010 National HIV/AIDS Strategy states, in boldface type, “The United States cannot reduce the number of HIV infections nationally without better addressing HIV among gay and bisexual men.” We agree. We must all reengage with our allies in the Administration and Congress to ensure that this aspirational statement is realized in action.

Published
30 April 2012
From
Funders Concerned About AIDS
HIV/AIDS activists hoping anxiously that health care law survives Supreme Court review

For many HIV-positive Americans, and those who advocate on their behalf, these are days of anxious waiting as the Supreme Court ponders President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Published
26 April 2012
From
Washington Post
Treatment as prevention: Action in China

Dr. Zunyou Wu, Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offered the audience at the 2nd International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver new information about China’s response to new evidence on treatment as prevention.

Published
25 April 2012
From
Science Speaks
Three Big HIV Days in May at the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has three important advisory committees planned in May to review new strategies in prevention, treatment and diagnostic testing, according to an AIDS.gov blog post by Richard Klein, who heads the agency’s Office of Special Health Issues.

Published
19 April 2012
From
AIDSMeds
US Reveals Nearly $1.5 Billion in Unspent AIDS Money

Why did the administration submit a fiscal year 2013 budget that called for a $550 million reduction — an 11 percent cut — in its global AIDS program? US officials say that the government didn’t need more money because there has been nearly $1.5 billion stuck in the pipeline for 18 months or more.

Published
19 April 2012
From
Global Post
Global Fund: A Rogues' Gallery

Grantees of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria who allegedly committed fraud or misused funds unwittingly did a lot of damage to the Fund – and, many say, global health - as donors withdrew and the beleaguered organization faced a "crisis of confidence" in recent years. But the Fund has responded and is undergoing an extensive restructuring process. IRIN/PlusNews takes a look at some of the alleged fraudsters and the progress of the investigations.

Published
19 April 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
David Cameron to chair UN committee overseeing development goals

David Cameron has been asked by the UN to chair a new committee on millennium development goals. It is likely that Cameron will try to rethink the basis of the new goals and will draw on contemporary thinking about the best way to improve development.

Published
12 April 2012
From
The Guardian
Does Obama’s 2013 Budget Herald the End of PEPFAR?

Devastating Funding Proposal Undermines the Global Fight Against AIDS

Published
11 April 2012
From
TAG
Academic spring: how an angry maths blog sparked a scientific revolution

Tim Gowers, a mathematician at Cambridge University, has hit a nerve with academics who are increasingly fed up with the stranglehold that a few publishing companies have gained over the publication and distribution of the world's scientific research.

Published
10 April 2012
From
The Guardian
Africa: Aging HIV/AIDS Survivors Create New Class of Patients

In sub-Saharan Africa, many of the people receiving antiretroviral treatment who are now in their forties are expected to live well into their sixties. Dr. Till Barnighausen, of the Harvard School of Public Health, says there is a need to recognize this population and their unique health issues, issues which did not exist until recently.

Published
10 April 2012
From
Voice of America

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