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Inventing the end of AIDS is premature and dangerous

In recent years, I have had many misgivings about the state of the AIDS response. I have watched with growing disquiet as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has published its global report on the state of AIDS each year, increasingly taking on the voice of a cheerleader, applauding country efforts, commending progress and being the bearer of good news.

Published
15 October 2014
From
International HIV / AIDS Alliance
Nigel Farage defends plan to bar immigrants with HIV from NHS care

Farage, speaking during an LBC radio phone-in, was confronted by a Briton with HIV who accused him of “playing the race card” and that ramping up fear would make people with HIV hide rather than seek the treatment they needed.

Published
10 October 2014
From
The Guardian
BHIVA statement in response to the call by Nigel Farage to ban people with HIV from migrating to the UK

In response to today's comments by Nigel Farage in a Newsweek Europe interview, Dr David Asboe, Chair of the British HIV Association, said: "Mr Farage's suggestion that people with HIV should be banned from migrating to the UK is an example of the most deplorable kind of bigotry.

Published
10 October 2014
From
British HIV Association
Selling the End of AIDS

As slogans anticipating an end to the AIDS epidemic gain popularity, skeptics worry that such promises are hollow and unrealistically ambitious, and that failure to deliver will ultimately set back efforts to combat HIV.

Published
01 October 2014
From
Poz
Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against AIDS more than Thabo Mbeki?

Has South African president Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/AIDS more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

Published
23 September 2014
From
Africa Check
Ebola responders look to lessons from HIV

As the Ebola crisis deepens in West Africa, health leaders are taking cues from the international response to another deadly virus that has ravaged the continent — HIV.

Published
22 September 2014
From
The Hill
India's AIDS department merger angers activists

Activists are concerned about the Indian Government's decision to merge its AIDS control and health and welfare departments.

Published
09 September 2014
From
The Lancet
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

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