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Global AIDS Fight Hits a Hurdle Over Funding

In advance of a major United Nations meeting on the global AIDS epidemic, public-health leaders face a paradox: New evidence suggests the epidemic can finally be controlled, but that would demand increased spending at a time of severe global budget restraints.

Published
27 May 2011
From
Wall Street Journal
US Mulls Implications Of Early Use Of HIV Drugs To Stop AIDS Spread

The Obama administration is beginning to think through the ramifications of what may be the most far-reaching AIDS study ever done.

Published
26 May 2011
From
NPR
Goosby: Study “challenges the way we are doing business”

U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador Dr. Eric Goosby said today the Obama Administration is in the midst of a “rigorous internal discussion” on responding to the National Institutes of Health-funded study that confirmed treating HIV-positive people with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs dramatically reduces the risk of transmitting the virus.

Published
25 May 2011
From
Science Speaks
The rebirth of Russian foreign aid

Report showing more than $470m spent on foreign aid last year highlights Russia's desire to maintain regional influence and rebuild its public image.

Published
25 May 2011
From
The Guardian
UK: Anti-abortion group in sexual health advisory role

Coalition appoints pro-abstinence charity Life to key sexual health forum, while omitting British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Published
25 May 2011
From
The Guardian
WHO reaffirms commitment to AIDS fight

At least two million lives could be saved by 2015 if the World Health Organisation's 193 member-states achieve stated goals in the fight against AIDS, the global body said Tuesday.

Published
24 May 2011
From
AFP
Africa: Global Fund Identifies Stock-Out Risks in 20 Countries

In his latest report to the Board, Michel Kazatchkine, Global Fund Executive Director, said that the Fund had identified stock-out risks in 20 countries, one of which has already experienced stock-outs of several antiretroviral drugs. This article provides details on this and on other parts of the E.D.'s report.

Published
24 May 2011
From
AllAfrica
Viet Nam first to pilot the latest generation of HIV treatment

Viet Nam is taking the lead in universal access to comprehensive HIV services by being the first country to pilot Treatment 2.0 - a new generation of HIV treatment that radically decreases AIDS-related deaths and helps to prevent HIV.

Published
19 May 2011
From
Viet Nam News
KENYA: Protest as government grapples with HIV funding shortages

Hundreds of Kenyan AIDS activists held a protest on 18 May in the capital, Nairobi to demand that the government meet its commitment to increase annual health and HIV funding.

Published
18 May 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Treatment as prevention works: randomised study shuts 3 years early after showing 96% reduction in risk of transmission

A large randomised study of treatment as prevention has closed more than three years early after interim analysis of the data showed that antiretroviral treatment reduced the

Published
12 May 2011
By
Keith Alcorn

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