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UN report reveals mixed results in fight against AIDS in Asia Pacific

More people than ever before have access to HIV services across the region, with 1.25 million receiving treatment in 2012. But inadequate focus on key populations at higher risk of HIV infection and geographical areas with higher HIV burden mean that most countries in the region are not progressing fast enough to reach global targets on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Published
20 November 2013
From
ABC
Desmond Tutu: Two Steps Obama Can Take to Defeat AIDS

The first is to commit to doubling the number of people receiving antiretroviral treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The second decision concerns America’s role in expanding access to antiretrovirals through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Published
19 November 2013
From
Politico
Help Wanted: Global AIDS Coordinator

The Obama administration’s global AIDS coordinator, Eric Goosby, stepped down last week. Now the question is: Who will replace him, and when?

Published
12 November 2013
From
Wall Street Journal
Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet: Cowards, betrayers and appeasers have destroyed the NHS

All three parties have colluded in the creation of ideal conditions for an unprecedented colonisation of the NHS by an aggressive, profit-seeking private sector.

Published
09 November 2013
From
New Statesman
Lisa Power: The History of AIDS Activism in the UK

We can’t go back to being 1990s activists, but we can go forward, as they did, and forge our own futures.

Published
08 November 2013
From
Global Herald
Jimmy Carter almost punched Thabo Mbeki

Former US president Jimmy Carter has said he once almost punched former South African president Thabo Mbeki during a heated argument of the latter’s lack of an HIV/Aids treatment plan.

Published
04 November 2013
From
News 24
WHO and UNAIDS advocate for an initiative to increase access to HIV treatment in the Eastern Mediterranean/Middle East and North Africa regions

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) are jointly campaigning for a new initiative to accelerate HIV testing and treatment coverage in a region where only 15% of the estimated people in need of treatment are receiving it, making it the region with the lowest HIV treatment coverage in the world.

Published
30 October 2013
From
World Health Organization press release
Russian patients asked the President to pass the responsibility for HIV to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Activists of "Patients in Control" asked the President of Russian Federation to intervene and to help to resolve problems related to treatment and prevention of HIV in Russia.

Published
24 October 2013
From
EATG
The US Government Shutdown Is (Almost) Over, but the Damage to Science Will Last

As Congress lurches toward passing a final deal to keep the government running until January 15, researchers across the nation say their work—some of it already compromised by the budget sequestration–will suffer lasting damage as a result of the 16-day shutdown.

Published
18 October 2013
From
Scientific American
Belgium launches robust national HIV plan

Belgium has taken a substantial step forward in its AIDS response this week with the launch of its first and much-anticipated National Strategic Plan on HIV. The 2014-2019 strategic plan has three central pillars: HIV prevention; testing and treatment; and care and support. It addresses a context in which more than a thousand new HIV infections are being reported each year. The plan prioritizes most affected populations including men who have sex with men and migrant workers.

Published
17 October 2013
From
UNAIDS

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