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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
Why isn't there a global movement to combat noncommunicable diseases?

In Moscow on Thursday, health ministers from around the world gathered to discuss a serious global health crisis: the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, stroke, depression, and cancer. Their goal is to replicate the successes of a similar meeting held nearly a decade ago, when the United Nations General Assembly convened a special session to combat HIV/AIDS.

Published
29 April 2011
From
New Republic
Some London clinics may have difficulty meeting drug prescription targets

Some HIV clinics in London may have difficulty conforming to the new targets set for the proportion of patients who are prescribed cost-saving regimens, according to

Published
20 April 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Arabian Gulf: New initiative launched to combat HIV/AIDS

A major initiative to combat HIV and AIDS on a regional level was launched in Riyadh Saturday night on the instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

Published
17 April 2011
From
Arab News
“Intensive Combination Prevention” proposal for gay men in England would include PrEP

A pilot rollout in England of a new, standardised intensive HIV prevention package for gay men at high risk of HIV infection would include a substudy in

Published
15 April 2011
By
Gus Cairns
South Africa: Urgent need to expand drug roll-out

Universal access to antiretroviral therapy could have saved more than 4,37-million children in Africa from becoming orphans, according to a study.

Published
14 April 2011
From
Mail & Guardian
Civil society compiles ‘asks’ for UN AIDS meeting

A group of national, regional, global and constituency-based organizations have developed a civil society “zero draft” declaration to assist in coordinated advocacy with United Nations (UN) participating governments in advance of the upcoming UN high-level meeting on AIDS.  

Published
14 April 2011
From
Science Speaks
HIV drug prescribing in London to change from this month

London HIV patients will start treatment with Kivexa (abacavir and 3TC) rather than tenofovir and FTC for at least the next two years in a bid

Published
06 April 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Sanctions undermine Burma's AIDS prevention

Health authorities in Burma say they are making progress against the HIV-AIDS pandemic that currently affects over 210-thousand people according to the United Nations AIDS programme. But officials say international sanctions against Burma undermine efforts to curb the virus' spread.

Published
04 April 2011
From
Radio Australia
Kenya: Rush to seek Aids drugs strains clinics

In less than a year, more than 70,000 people have joined the HIV treatment programme, exerting massive pressure on drugs, facilities and personnel.

Published
30 March 2011
From
Daily Nation

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