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Thailand launches new AIDS strategy

Thailand has become the latest country in the Asia and the Pacific region to align its national AIDS strategy with the UNAIDS vision of getting to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Published
27 June 2012
From
UNAIDS
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai avoids HIV testing

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was one of the many high-profile politicians who chose not to participate in a voluntary and symbolic HIV/Aids testing and circumcision initiative by members of Parliament last week.

Published
26 June 2012
From
Bulawayo 24
Treatment Benefits For All?

CATIE’s James Wilton explores the use of HIV treatment to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Do the personal and public health benefits coincide or clash?

Published
26 June 2012
From
CATIE - The Positive Side
Controversial AIDS law passed in Dominican Republic

This national law is the result of five years of multisectorial work, and although most of its articles are very progressive, at the same time it includes the criminalisation and penalisation of HIV transmission.

Published
21 June 2012
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Nobel fight over African HIV centre

Laureates question choice of Luc Montagnier as interim scientific director.

Published
20 June 2012
From
Nature
Reality Check: The LGBT Community Must Look At The Changing Face Of AIDS

The face of AIDS in America is rapidly changing: It is getting older and grayer. Thanks to the medications that have prolonged the lives of so many with this disease, within the next five years, more than half of all Americans with HIV will be 50 or older.

Published
15 June 2012
From
Huffington Post
Netizens Chatter as Prominent HIV/AIDS Activist Leaves China

On June 10, news broke that Dr. Lu Guogan, whose non-profit AIDS/HIV clinic in Guangxi province was recently shut down by the Chinese government, has left the country.

Published
14 June 2012
From
Tea Leaf Nation
Fiocruz calls on the Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program to correct its course

Years after awake praises in the international arena and be highlighted as a model, the Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program was criticized by a publication produced by the own government. AIDS care is now carried out in overcrowded services, the number of new infections is not lowing and many patients receive a late diagnosis of the infection.

Published
14 June 2012
From
Sexuality Policy Watch
AIDS 2012 conference programme now online

Organizers of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) announced today that President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, philanthropist Bill Gates, and humanitarian Sir Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, will be among the high-level speakers who will join thousands of the world’s top AIDS researchers, community leaders, and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Published
13 June 2012
From
International AIDS Society
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

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