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Five Startling Statistics About America's Dreadful Record on HIV/AIDS

Infographics comparing the HIV epidemics in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.

Published
13 May 2014
From
The New Republic
Ukraine HIV epidemic response scenarios project potentials for lives saved, infections averted by level of investment

Outcomes hinge on increased resources, harm reduction, outreach to men who have sex with men, women in sex work, clients, injecting drug users, partners, and prisoners.

Published
07 May 2014
From
Science Speaks
Economists Slam Draconian Drug Laws

A report released Tuesday by the London School of Economics (LSE) depicts drug prohibition as a massive failure, a financial drain on economies and a violation of the basic human rights of citizens. “The pursuit of a militarised and enforcement-led global ‘war on drugs’ strategy has produced enormous negative outcomes and collateral damage,” concluded a panel of economists.

Published
07 May 2014
From
Inter Press Service
HIV patients starting treatment with advanced illnesses highlight need to improve testing, care links, authors say

Even as access to medicine for HIV has expanded and greatly increased the numbers of people receiving treatment for the virus, large numbers of patients still are starting treatment in advanced stages of illness that earlier treatment would have prevented.

Published
06 May 2014
From
Science Speaks
How Sensationalist Media Coverage Hurts The Fight Against HIV

Significant steps have been taken in the fight against HIV/AIDS over the past several years, but media coverage of the issue all too often fixates on stories that sensationalize the spread of the disease and even encourage the criminalization of people with HIV.

Published
24 April 2014
From
Media Matters for America (blog)
Why Russia is Heading Toward an HIV Crisis and Privacy Disaster

Russian lawmakers are said to be moving on a bill that would mandate every citizen living with HIV/AIDS must submit to fingerprint data collection, a worrying turn of events in a country that is already seeing the damages of a disastrous HIV policy.

Published
23 April 2014
From
Care2.com
London election candidates urged to tackle HIV as numbers in the capital continue to increase

A leading HIV charity is calling on London’s councillors and political groups to tackle the high rates of HIV in their boroughs and improve support services for the growing number of people living with HIV, in the lead up to May elections.

Published
15 April 2014
From
NAT press release
South Africa: ARV Programme Saves 780 000 Lives

South Africa's HIV antiretroviral treatment programme saved 780 000 lives between 2003 and 2012, according to a recently released independent review. But the tuberculosis programme is failing to meet targets.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Health-e
Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda is a model of health equity

Just two decades later, life expectancy has doubled. Vaccination rates for many diseases are now higher than those registered in the United States—more than 97% of Rwandan infants are immunized against ten different diseases. Child mortality has fallen by more than two thirds since 2000. New HIV infection rates fell by 60% between 2000 and 2012, and AIDS-related mortality fell by 82%. HIV treatment is free.

Published
10 April 2014
From
Quartz
The Impact of the Welfare Reform on People Living With HIV in England

Based on a survey of 287 people diagnosed with HIV across England the report found that two-thirds of were affected by benefit changes, with nine out of ten reporting poorer health and limited access to HIV care as a result. Handling of the reforms is criticised in the report, in particular assessments and their failure in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our community.

Published
03 April 2014
From
Positively UK

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