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Bono, HIV/AIDS and public opinion: Correcting the record

Bono said that the "public thinks AIDS is done -- it’s not done." There's an obvious bit of rhetorical flourish in Bono's comments, but independent polling does show that the public sees AIDS as less of a threat both at home and overseas than it once did. However, people still rank it rather high on the global health agenda and believe America should continue to help developing nations deal with it.

Published
11 February 2016
From
PolitiFact
Activists United and Ignited by Urgency for HIV Prevention in Europe: EATG and AVAC call for the rollout of PrEP as a proven HIV prevention strategy

Initiated and organised entirely by the community of people living with and at risk for HIV, the second European HIV Prevention Summit brought together representatives of civil society, the pharmaceutical industry, researchers and academia in Brussels between 29 and 31 January. In addition to a thorough examination of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), the summit discussed the latest developments in the research fields of vaccines, rectal and vaginal microbicides and antibodies and their utility in HIV prevention.

Published
03 February 2016
From
EATG
High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS – how to get involved

This URGENT ACTION ALERT aims to inform civil society organizations on how to get involved in the high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS to be held during the UN General Assembly in New York in June 8 - 10 2016.

Published
02 February 2016
From
ICASO
Only 3 Presidential Candidates Share How They Will Address HIV

Only 3 out of the 16 candidates running for president answered GMHC's survey on how they plan to govern on issues concerning HIV.

Published
01 February 2016
From
HIVPlus
Obama's State of the Union: 'We're on Track to End HIV/AIDS'

Surely a nod to the HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks in Indiana, Obama said he hopes the nation will battle prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse.

Published
14 January 2016
From
Poz magazine news
U.S. Still in Danger of Losing War on AIDS, C.D.C. Director Says

Despite major medical advances and more than 30 years of effort, the United States is still in danger of losing the war on AIDS, according to the country’s top disease-control official.

Published
03 December 2015
From
New York Times
Clinton archives reveal AIDS fund chief pushed out in 2012

A series of recently released emails by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton contradict the official motive given for Michel Kazatchkine leaving his top post at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS in 2012.

Published
02 November 2015
From
Yahoo News / AFP
Hepatitis C: behind new wonder drugs lies a terrible dilemma

The cost of new hepatitis C drugs presents a conundrum for policy professionals across the world: if we cannot afford to treat everyone in need immediately, how should we go about allocating the limited number of treatments that we can afford?

Published
29 October 2015
From
The Conversaion
Canada: Change was promised - time to deliver

With a new government in power in Canada, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network says ”There is real potential for making some significant legislative changes on several key fronts.” Including more funding.

Published
28 October 2015
From
Positive Lite
Christine Stegling appointed new Executive Director of the Alliance

Ms Stegling is currently the Executive Director of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), a global network of activists advocating for HIV treatment access. She replaces the current Alliance Executive Director Alvaro Bermejo who in June announced his decision to step down from the role at the end of November 2015.

Published
12 October 2015
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
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