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What George W. Bush Did Right

The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind - but most Americans have no idea.

Published
15 February 2013
From
Foreign Policy `Democracy Lab` blog
HIV Experts Welcome Proposed Legislation to Allow Research on HIV-Infected Organ Donation

In addition to helping increase access to transplants for HIV-infected patients, the HOPE Act, if passed and signed into law, also has the potential to reduce deaths among those who are on transplant waiting lists and help save Medicare costs, while maintaining provisions that protect public health.

Published
15 February 2013
From
HIV Medicine Association
Bill would allow studies of organ transplants for HIV patients

A newly introduced, bipartisan bill would allow federally funded research into organ transplants between two HIV-positive people.

Published
15 February 2013
From
The Hill (blog)
Europe scales back research plans: leaders propose 13% cut to Horizon 2020 budget

The ambitious vision for Europe’s next research programme dimmed last week when heads of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) agreed to slash the overall budget for 2014–20, at the end of a long and acrimonious meeting.

Published
15 February 2013
From
Nature
Obama Seeks 'AIDS-Free Generation' in State of the Union

Advocates applauded the inclusion of AIDS in the speech. However, they urged Obama not to make expected huge cuts to global HIV funding, which they claim would undermine the goal of an AIDS-free generation.

Published
14 February 2013
From
Poz magazine news
Managing tuberculosis in people who use and inject illicit drugs

The prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among people who use illicit drugs have been neglected and require immediate attention. Open dialogue on policy in this area should be encouraged, and a coordinated programme response from stakeholders working in prisons and in harm reduction, HIV infection, hepatitis and tuberculosis services should be sought.

Published
04 February 2013
From
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
New toolkit helps countries strengthen HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria response

The toolkit provides guidance on how to implement Global Fund grants --- achieving the results while at the same time managing the risks --- by training local staff and building the systems necessary to adequately respond to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.

Published
04 February 2013
From
UNDP
Getting started with Pinterest

Government agencies and nonprofits are seeing the potential for using Pinterest to create boards focusing on topics such as HIV/AIDS, safe sex, and health care reform.

Published
30 January 2013
From
AIDS.gov blog
Online Consultation: Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This online discussion (eDiscussion), hosted by UNAIDS as part of the Post-2015 Health Thematic Consultation, is an open and inclusive online discussion for individuals, and members of civil society, academia, governments, and the private sector to discuss the ways in which the global AIDS response can and should inform the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Published
22 January 2013
From
The World We Want 2015
Charity urges better availability of early treatment to prevent spread of HIV

The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is calling on the NHS to allow people with HIV to start treatment early in order to protect their sexual partners after two leading HIV clinical bodies - the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS (EAGA) – authoritatively set out the scientific basis for HIV treatment as prevention.

Published
22 January 2013
From
NAT press release

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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