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International AIDS Society appoints new Executive Director

The International AIDS Society (IAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bertrand Audoin as its new Executive Director. Audoin is currently General Director of Sidaction, a leading French HIV/AIDS NGO.

Published
23 December 2010
From
International AIDS Society
ETHIOPIA: Five-year plan to halve new HIV infections

Ethiopia's government has come up with an ambitious plan to halve new HIV infections, quadruple its annual condom distribution and put 85 percent of people who need life-prolonging HIV medication on treatment within five years.

Published
23 December 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Earlier Initiation Of Antiretroviral Therapy Should Be The Highest Priority For Global Expansion Of HIV Patient Care

Earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy should be the highest priority for global expansion of HIV patient care. This finding, from a paper published in this week's PLoS Medicine, should help resource-limited nations to phase in the implementation of the new 2010 WHO recommendations for HIV treatment...

Published
22 December 2010
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
House of Lords appoint new Committee on HIV and AIDS in the UK

The Committee will look in detail at HIV and AIDS in the UK. They will publish a Call for Evidence in the New Year and invite written evidence from any interested parties.

Published
20 December 2010
From
House of Lords
TB, HIV target out of reach, says study

SOUTH Africa remains below target on reaching the Millennium Development Goal pertaining to tuberculosis and HIV-Aids, the 2010 South African Health Review says.

Published
14 December 2010
From
Sowetan
AFRICA: Straight Talk with Sheila Tlou, new UNAIDS head for Eastern and Southern Africa

Sheila Tlou, former Minister of Health in Botswana, took over as UNAIDS director for East and southern Africa in November, just a month before the deadline for achieving universal access to treatment, prevention, care and support expires.

Published
13 December 2010
From
IRIN Plusnews
Efficiency of health system, not just better regimens, critical to reducing mother-to-child HIV cases

Reducing the number of children infected with HIV and ensuring that mothers have access to life-saving treatment will only happen when systems perform with greater than 90% efficiency

Published
13 December 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Is the WHO Becoming Irrelevant?

Why the world's premier public health organization must change or die.

Published
10 December 2010
From
Foreign Policy
Still an uphill battle against HIV

Rachel Cohen of Médecins Sans Frontière looks at the policy choices the South African government needs to make.

Published
07 December 2010
From
Mail & Guardian
Closing the tap on HIV and AIDS in Zambia

Zambia is one of the countries most affected by HIV and AIDS with 14.3% of the population estimated to be living with HIV.  We are now approaching almost 30 years of trying to control HIV and AIDS: So what have we learned, and what are we doing differently?

Published
06 December 2010
From
Zambian Watchdog

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