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A strategic revolution in HIV and global health

"The new opportunity is integration. As one senior UNAIDS scientist put it—AIDS is not an exceptional disease; it is an exceptional opportunity."

Published
17 June 2011
From
The Lancet (editorial)
30-Year AIDS Report Card: Which US Presidents Make the Grade

Over the past 30 years, five U.S. Commanders in Chief have led the nation’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Who gets good marks? From 1981 to the present, we assess each president’s leadership.

Published
13 June 2011
From
Black AIDS Institute
Bold new goal for 2020 set at UN AIDS summit

The United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS was nothing if not bold. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a global commitment to eliminate AIDS by 2020. “That is our goal – zero new infections, zero stigma and zero AIDS-related deaths,” Ban said.

Published
13 June 2011
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South Africa: Charting a New Course for HIV and TB

South Africa needs to formulate a truly strategic HIV/AIDS and TB plan rather than an unstrategic wish-list when writing the new National Strategic Plan (NSP) for 2012-2016, Mark Heywood told delegates at the 5th South African AIDS Conference this week.

Published
10 June 2011
From
AllAfrica
UN member states agree on ‘universal access’ to AIDS treatment

The member states of the United Nations will call for “universal access” – treatment for 15 million people with HIV-AIDS – by 2015, in a declaration to be signed Friday at a special summit on the disease.

Published
09 June 2011
From
Globe & Mail
The Heroic Story of How Congress First Confronted AIDS

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the deadly epidemic, it's worth remembering that, contrary to the headlines, lawmakers do brave and important work.

Published
09 June 2011
From
The Atlantic
UN High-Level Meeting on AIDS - where to from here?

IRIN/PlusNews has produced a briefing on the role of the 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. The meeting couldn't have come at a better time - funding for AIDS is on the decline, while competing global priorities such as climate change have captured the world's attention. 

Published
09 June 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Ban Ki-moon: we must end Aids by 2020

UN secretary general tells world presidents, ministers and diplomats to unite 'as never before' to eradicate disease.

Published
09 June 2011
From
The Guardian
South Africa: Aids Activists Relieved Over Govt's New Stance

The 5th South African AIDS conference kicked off last night with several role-players expressing relief over the establishment of a political environment more conducive to co-operation.

Published
08 June 2011
From
AllAfrica
Treatment is prevention: an interview with Anthony Fauci

We have a confluence of enormous opportunity to turn around the global pandemic at the same time that we have an almost unprecedented constraint on resources. Despite the constraints on resources, we have a real opportunity not only to save a lot of lives, but in the long run, to save money.

Published
08 June 2011
From
Nature News

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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