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Treatment as prevention may not work in Africa without couples counselling

A study from Zambia has found that a programme of couples voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT), in which male/female couples are counselled together before testing for HIV

Published
23 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
In The HIV Response, Who is ‘Hard to Reach’?

We have found that it is not the individuals at risk of HIV infection who are hard to reach. It’s the politicians and policymakers who adopt ideological rather than evidence-based programs. But HIV researchers too seem to be hard to reach at times, failing to investigate political determinants of health, and the impact of laws, policies, and enforcement on HIV vulnerability and access to care.

Published
23 July 2014
From
Human Rights Watch
Globally, 1 in 12 MSM have been arrested for same-sex behaviour

Laws which criminalise homosexual behaviour – such as those recently passed by Nigeria and Uganda – are not just symbolic or rarely put into practice,

Published
23 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.

Published
22 July 2014
From
Washington Post
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Passenger Manifest

Here is a list of the passengers and crew members aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Published
19 July 2014
From
New York Times
Joep Lange: a brave HIV researcher, a great friend and colleague

Dutch professor of medicine Joep Lange and his partner Jacqueline van Tongeren were among the 298 people who perished in Malaysia Airlines flight 17 after it was struck down on the Russian-Ukraine border last night. Professor Lange’s friend and colleague David Cooper reflects on their work together and Lange’s legacy.

Published
19 July 2014
From
The Conversation
The International AIDS Society (IAS) mourns the loss of friends and colleagues aboard flight MH 17

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has today confirmed the devastating news that at least six delegates traveling to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, including former IAS President Joep Lange, were on board the Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 that crashed over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

Published
19 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Scientist killed on MH17 brought HIV therapy to the poor

Research community mourns Joep Lange, who was among the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Nature
On the Losses Aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

A Tweeter asked me if the loss of Joep, Glenn, and other AIDS researchers and activists possibly on board MH17 would prove a major set-back in the fight against AIDS. No, I said. One of the glories of the AIDS community is that its bench is deep, its talents enormous, and its sorry history of processing grief and moving on is unparalleled. The dead, as has always been the case since this awful virus emerged in the late 1970s, will be mourned. And then energies will be mustered, to get the job done.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Laurie Garrett (blog)
Gay Men, MSM and Transgender Pre-Conference Kicks Off in Melbourne

The opening session of the two-day pre-conference on Gay Men, MSM and Transgender People in the Global AIDS Response sponsored by The Global Forum on MSM & HIV at Melbourne Town Hall began with solemn words and a moment of silence for the tragic deaths of the almost 300 people killed in on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, with special acknowledgement of Martine de Schutter and Pim de Kuijer, both with close ties to this community.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Science Speaks

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