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Media holds the key to tackling HIV stigma

Stigma continues to prevent people living with HIV from seeking treatment and, while the media has a crucial role to challenge such prejudice, there is a residual fatigue in their response to the global HIV epidemic, a new report has found.

Published
03 September 2014
From
International Planned Parenthood Federation
The end of AIDS and the NGO Code of Conduct

In 2008, a consortium of concerned international NGOs and advocacy organisations introduced the NGO Code of Conduct for Health System Strengthening, which highlighted how disproportionate funding for NGOs, rather than for public sector health systems, has undermined public services in many developing countries.The NGO Code of Conduct outlines a set of proposed best practices for NGOs to support local public services. However, after promoting the NGO Code of Conduct for 5 years, the behaviour of some NGOs seems unlikely to change unless donors hold them accountable for adhering to these best practices.

Published
27 August 2014
From
The Lancet
Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents,

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
NAT tribute to Martine de Schutter

Martine de Schutter from the Dutch sexual health and HIV organisation Aids Fonds was one of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. NAT wishes to pay tribute to a tireless and inspiring colleague who has been for many years central to improving the response to HIV across the European region.

Published
23 July 2014
From
NAT press release
Crash claims top AIDS researchers heading to Melbourne

The Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine has reportedly claimed the lives of some of the world’s top medical researchers, who were heading to Melbourne.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Book Review: ‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’, by Norman Fowler

Fowler’s message of tolerance and pragmatism, and his con­tinued commitment to the field, is creditable in a world that still has a long way to go in fighting prejudice and ending HIV.

Published
14 July 2014
From
Financial Times
Resource Round-Up: Make the Most of AIDS 2014

Whether you’re headed Down Under or will be following from home, there’s something for everyone in this rich and exciting conference. Make the most of AIDS 2014’s presentations, interactive sessions, workshops, satellites, networking zones, and events with these tools and resources.

Published
04 July 2014
From
BETA blog
Too soon for rich countries to stop HIV funding in poor ones

The international community expects governments of low- and middle-income countries to invest more funds in their HIV responses, and to move towards fully domestically financed responses. But the political, social, economic and infrastructural factors in many low- and middle-income countries preclude domestic leadership for comprehensive HIV responses.

Published
04 July 2014
From
The Conversation
Steep drop in projected attendance at International AIDS Conference

Anticipated attendance is about half the number of participants who attended the 2012 meeting in Washington, D.C.

Published
30 June 2014
From
Science
Drug-resistant gonorrhoea rates plummet in US

Preliminary results announced at the US 2014 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta have shown that the proportion of cases of gonorrhoea that are drug-resistant has fallen since 2011,

Published
16 June 2014
By
Gus Cairns

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