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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
Treatment 2015 situation room

Tool allowing visualisation and global comparison of HIV treatment coverage, HIV prevalence, incidence, investments, drug stockouts and policies.

Published
03 April 2014
From
UNAIDS
Action Plan on HIV/AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries: 2014-2016

Published
19 March 2014
From
European Commission
10 myths about the AIDS response

Peter Piot has called on the AIDS movement to take a cold, hard look at the lessons learned, and counter what he sees as the dangerous myths that could lead to a collective state of denial.

Published
17 February 2014
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
The Year in Global Health: Top 10 stories in HIV, TB around the world

HIV, TB research, funding, policy developments, setbacks of 2013 lay out promises and challenges for 2014.

Published
20 December 2013
From
Science Speaks
Romanian Culture Minister resigns after inappropriate comments about HIV/AIDS budget

The Romanian Culture Minister has resigned after saying he didn’t understand why such a high amount was spent on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, adding he was “shocked” when he realised the amount of Shakespeare festivals that could be organised with the money.

Published
13 December 2013
From
Romania Insider
Mandela arrived late to the fight against HIV-AIDS

Mr. Mandela’s career was characterized by vision, his ability to see long-term implications and solutions for immediate problems. But his foresight failed him (or, at best, was clouded by competing demands) on the threat posed by HIV-AIDS.

Published
07 December 2013
From
The Globe and Mail
AIDS campaigners remember Mandela

AIDS campaigners have mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, declaring his stand against taboo and stigma had turned the tide against the killer disease.

Published
07 December 2013
From
Nine MSN

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