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Ending the HIV epidemic faces daunting barriers, former WHO HIV chief warns

The difficulty of bringing the HIV epidemic “down to zero” should not be underestimated, Kevin de Cock, former director of HIV for the World Health Organization (WHO),

Published
30 November 2016
By
Gus Cairns
South Africa: Mark Heywood - Nodding Along to Protesters At #Aids2016 Is Not Enough

Mark Heywood, the director of social justice organisation Section27 and a board member of the Treatment Action Campaign addressed the media on the sidelines of the International Aids conference on Tuesday. This is a transcript of his speech.

Published
20 July 2016
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AllAfrica
Option B+ has enabled Malawi to make significant progress towards 90-90-90

In four years, Malawi’s treatment cascade for pregnant women has been transformed so that the proportion of women with HIV who are diagnosed has gone from 49

Published
27 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
How do we maximise global HIV treatment access? IAPAC Care Continuum Guidelines make recommendations

IAPAC, the International Association of Practitioners in AIDS Care, has issued a set of guidelines that aims to establish a common set of best practices to ensure

Published
09 November 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Spanish pharmacy HIV testing programme detects many new infections

A programme in which cheap, 30-minute HIV tests were offered in local pharmacy shops in three Spanish regions, diagnosed over 200 new infections, amounting to 10.6% of

Published
16 September 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Simple but elusive – why are we still talking about HIV drug delivery?

Helen Bygrave of MSF discusses her frustrations with the lack of implementation of simple, programmatic strategies for improving HIV care.

Published
21 July 2015
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PLOS Blogs
Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response

While the U.S. government has helped train more than 140,000 healthcare workers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief since the program was re-authorized in 2008, Africa still needs more than one million healthcare workers to address a critical shortage, U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx said Monday at a Capitol Hill briefing.

Published
04 March 2015
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Science Speaks
HIV science and treatment knowledge can end AIDS epidemic in the US

The scientific evidence is clear. As a result of extraordinary advances in biomedical research, we now have the tools we need to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Or do we? According to, "When We Know Better, We Do Better: State of HIV/AIDS Science and Treatment Literacy," a recently released national report by the Black AIDS Institute and others, the missing link to ending the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. is increasing the science and treatment literacy among the non-medical HIV/AIDS workforce.

Published
04 February 2015
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News Medical
Different community HIV testing and counselling approaches reach different populations in rural Africa

Home- and community-based HIV testing and counselling services can achieve high participation uptake in rural Africa but reach different populations within a community and should be provided, depending on the groups that are being targeted, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.

Published
17 December 2014
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Medical News Today
Patients' app diagnoses 'not useful'

More patients are going to their GP and telling them what treatment they need based on information from apps and the internet, a survey has suggested. A third of the UK physicians surveyed said patients would come with suggestions for what prescription they should receive, but fewer than 5% of doctors felt it was helpful.

Published
02 October 2014
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BBC
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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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