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Will the world pay up to end HIV? Global AIDS funding

We are at a critical point in the history of the HIV epidemic. We potentially have the tools to end it but, asks guest writer Laura

Published
15 July 2012
From
HIV treatment update
As global AIDS conference nears, advocates say: Focus on the US

AIDS advocates called on federal and state governments to expand resources for education, prevention, testing and treatment in order to end AIDS in the U.S.

Published
11 July 2012
From
Los Angeles Times
Activists Criticize President Obama For Not Confirming Attendance At AIDS 2012 Conference

"Activists are reigniting their attacks against President Obama's record on battling AIDS ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Washington later this month," The Hill's "Global Affairs" blog reports.

Published
11 July 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
Aids conference forces Washington's epidemic into global spotlight

It has an HIV infection rate of 3.2%, placing it above Gambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal, and just behind Nigeria where prevalance is 3.6%. But this is no third-world country – it is the capital city of the richest nation on Earth.

Published
09 July 2012
From
The Guardian
Botswana's 'Stunning Achievement' Against AIDS

Botswana has one of the most comprehensive and effective HIV treatment programs in Africa. Transmission of HIV from infected mothers to their fetuses and newborn babies has been brought down to just 4 percent. Roughly 95 percent of Botswana citizens who need the medications are on them.

Published
09 July 2012
From
NPR
Judy Auerbach: On “Activism”

There will be another group of activists, who often are not thought of in this way, who also will populate AIDS 2012. These are what I call “scientist-activists”.

Published
08 July 2012
From
Somatosphere
UK: 'Perverse incentive' fear over sexual health service commissioning

The open access nature of sexual health services means the local authorities which will commission them from April 2013 will have a perverse incentive not to do so well, according to a sexual health charity leader.

Published
06 July 2012
From
GP Online
AIDS In Black America: A Public Health Crisis

Of the more than 1 million people in the U.S. infected with HIV, nearly half are black men, women and children — even though blacks make up about 13 percent of the population. AIDS is the primary killer of African-Americans ages 19 to 44, and the mortality rate is 10 times higher for black Americans than for whites.

Published
06 July 2012
From
NPR
Vietnam Says Goodbye to Sex Worker Detention

The Vietnamese National Assembly recently concluded its debate on whether it made sense to detain thousands of sex workers in so-called rehabilitation facilities where they were held without right of appeal and forced to work (including for private companies) without pay. In a vote of 70 percent in favor, and 30 percent against, the National Assembly moved to close these useless and punitive institutions. Justice advocates, UN experts, and people with HIV and those who care about them are hoping that drug detention centers in Vietnam will follow soon.

Published
06 July 2012
From
Open Society
UNAIDS Executive Director commends Chinese government for its bold leadership on AIDS

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé acknowledged the significant progress achieved by the Chinese government since his last visit in December 2011 and highlighted the importance of sustained commitment to the AIDS response during, and following China’s upcoming leadership transition.

Published
27 June 2012
From
UNAIDS

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