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Russia Lags in HIV Fight, as Programs Neglect Addicts at Heart of Epidemic

The country has become one of the world’s low points in the effort to fight the spread of HIV and unchecked intravenous drug use is the biggest cause, international health officials say.

Published
17 January 2011
From
New York Times
Zeke Emanuel, Adviser On Health Reform, Leaves White House

Zeke Emanuel, instrumental in shaping President Obama's global health policies, has left the White House and returned to the US national Institites of Health.

Published
07 January 2011
From
Kaiser Health News
Italy tells its regions: “supply these innovative drugs”

Italy’s medicines agency, AIFA, has published the list of innovative medicines which the country’s regions and provinces are now required to make available to patients. Included are raltegravir and maraviroc.

Published
05 January 2011
From
Pharma Times
Ten stories that mattered in Access to Medicines in 2010

Among the positive stories of the past year: new tools were developed for Meninigitis A and for tuberculosis, promising research was published on severe malaria, an innovative mechanism was created to bring make medicines more affordable, and the quality of food aid is progressively improving. But it wasn’t all good news in 2010.

Published
31 December 2010
From
Médecins Sans Frontières
CAMBODIA: Aid Dependence May Hurt Successes in HIV, AIDS

Thanks to a healthy cocktail of foreign aid and a pragmatic condom policy, one of South-east Asia's poorest countries is well on course to meeting an international target aimed at reversing the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Published
28 December 2010
From
Inter Press Service
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

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