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Kenya's Efforts to Tackle HIV-Aids Get Accolades

Kenya has been commended for its work in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a virus that has infected over 1.4 million people there, by three former African heads of state who were instrumental in the fight against AIDS in their own country.

Published
09 August 2012
From
AllAfrica
South Africa: 'Epstein Is Wrong About Nation's Aids Response'

A South African AIDS activists and two of the country's top HIV doctors have tackled a well-respected journalist and author regarding what they believe are a number of errors regarding the country's epidemic and the benefits of ARVs.

Published
03 August 2012
From
Allafrica.com
AIDS 2012: Finding the substance among too much rhetoric

An endless succession of repetitive speeches, an abuse of the slogan ‘Turning the Tide Together’ and a lack of creativity... What few interesting or stimulating words were said could be lost under the weight of bureaucrats’ monotonous speeches, so here are some excerpts.

Published
29 July 2012
From
Key Correspondents
George W. Bush’s greatest legacy

This is a moment for all Americans to be proud of the best thing George W. Bush did as president: launching an initiative to combat AIDS in Africa that has saved millions of lives.

Published
27 July 2012
From
Washington Post
Romney urges support for global AIDS fight, and “those who are least able to help themselves"

“We must overcome the global challenge of AIDS,” a statement released yesterday from presidential candidate Mitt Romney says. He notes that the epidemic is “indiscriminate,” takes “young and old,” leaves women and orphans,” and often affects “those least able to help themselves”. No mention of how or how much, and how or if to help these people he says can’t help themselves. It is an 82-word statement, so one can only expect so much.

Published
24 July 2012
From
Center for Global Health Policy
Putin signs law branding NGOs 'foreign agents'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill passed by parliament that brands NGOs who receive funding from abroad as "foreign agents", the Kremlin said Saturday.

Published
22 July 2012
From
France 24
Why Won’t Obama Attend the AIDS Meeting?

If Obama skips the International AIDS Conference in D.C. next week, he’ll miss a historic opportunity.

Published
22 July 2012
From
Slate
Obama vs. Bush: Who’s done more on HIV/AIDS?

Some praise the Obama administration for laying out a comprehensive plan and bumping up domestic funding to confront the epidemic, while others yearn for the Bush days because of the global initiatives the Republican president started despite his reputation for anti-gay policies.

Published
22 July 2012
From
Washington Blade
Secretary Clinton To Address the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the opening plenary session at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington Convention Center, Session Room 1.

Published
18 July 2012
From
U.S. Department of State press release
Bipartisan celebrities coming to conference; President Obama will make a video appearance

The list of luminaries bringing their messages in person to the XIX International AIDS Conference lives up to the event’s “Turning the Tide Together” theme in a bipartisan sort of way.

Published
17 July 2012
From
Science Speaks

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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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