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After Missteps In HIV Care, South Africa Finds Its Way

The South African government is simplifying AIDS care, cutting treatment costs and providing antiviral drugs to almost 2 million people every day.

Published
28 August 2013
From
NPR
End this neglect of viral hepatitis

With mortality rates comparable to HIV/Aids, TB and malaria, is it time the global health community addressed viral hepatitis with the urgency it needs?

Published
12 August 2013
From
The Guardian
Vietnam responses to World Hepatitis Day

Vietnam has joined other eight Western Pacific countries in efforts to eliminate hepatitis in response to the World Hepatitis Day on Sunday following a commitment of the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region, state-run Vietnam News Agency reported Sunday.

Published
29 July 2013
From
Xinhua
Head of UN drug agency calls for prevention, fair access to treatment on World Hepatitis Day

Marking World Hepatitis Day, the head of the United Nations drugs and crime agency today called for stronger prevention efforts to stop the spread of this major global health risk and urged authorities to ensure that all victims, including injecting drug users and prisoners, get the care and treatment they need.

Published
29 July 2013
From
UN News Centre
Australia demands action in fight against Hepatitis

Australian researchers and health officials are demanding action on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, which falls on July 28, as social and cultural stigmas continue to impact treatment outcomes.

Published
29 July 2013
From
Xinhua
Getting hepatitis on the policy agenda in Asia

Viral hepatitis causes 1 million deaths a year in the Asia Pacific region, the equivalent of one death every 30 seconds and more than three times as many as HIV. Of the 350 million people in the world living with hepatitis B, 74% of them live in Asia.

Published
29 July 2013
From
The Guardian
The 'middle-income effect' on HIV/AIDS programs in Vietnam

Vietnam, now considered a middle-income country, is facing a huge funding gap in its fight against HIV and AIDS in the coming years, as cash-strapped donors start to pull out their aid money. With donor funds drying up, Vietnam has left with no choice but to take the lead, both donors and implementing partners told Devex.

Published
25 July 2013
From
Devex
AFRICA: African Leaders Restate Pledge to Tackle HIV, TB, Malaria

African leaders attending the 2013 Special Summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Abuja, Nigeria, reaffirmed a 2001 declaration that called for additional donor support and a 15-percent increase in government spending to eliminate the three diseases in African Union (AU) countries. The World Health Organization reported that only one AU country had achieved the 2011 target funding goal originally set in 2001.

Published
19 July 2013
From
CDC National Prevention Information Network
African Union summit focuses on disease

Executive council meets in Nigerian capital to review progress made in combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

Published
16 July 2013
From
Al Jazeera
Obama orders stepped up effort against U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic

After fresh criticism of his record on combating HIV/AIDS, President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a stepped up effort to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

Published
16 July 2013
From
Reuters

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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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