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HIV/AIDS in Germany

WTOP's Thomas Warren conducted research on the history of HIV in Germany, including the governmental policies aimed at handling the disease and how the virus is treated medically. As we continue our series, he takes a look at the German system and how it compares to the U.S.

Published
01 February 2012
From
WTOP
Leading scientists, community leaders and policy makers to come together to discuss challenges and new developments at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C.

Organizers of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) – to be held in Washington, D.C., Unites States from 22 to 27 July 2012 – today announced 15 major plenary presentations, focusing on the primary issues facing the global response to HIV and AIDS. Plenary speakers will open each day of the conference, which is expected to convene more than 20,000 participants from over 200 countries.

Published
30 January 2012
From
International AIDS Society
CDC economic models show HIV treatment scale-up is cost-effective, can save money over time

New economic modeling shows that scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in the developing world not only saves lives, but saves money too. 

Published
27 January 2012
From
Science Speaks
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV-Related Deaths Slow Economy

If there was no HIV/AIDS, South Africa would have 4.4 million more people than today, the size of a major city. This significant slow-down in population growth is causing a slow down in economic growth and resulting in social ills, researchers warn.

Published
27 January 2012
From
Inter Press Service
Alan Whiteside: The Response to the AIDS Epidemic in 2012, a Crystal Ball and Roadmap

This short paper looks forward at the big issues and the events facing those engaged in the HIV and AIDS epidemic in 2012. I have used my perspective to frame the paper: this is writing as an economist, with 25 years’ experience, leading a social science-based research group working in southern Africa which is engaged in global debates and leadership. 

Published
13 January 2012
From
HEARD
HIV advocacy groups launch new online resource HIVHealthReform.org

A leading group of US HIV advocacy organizations announce the launch of a new website to serve as the go-to source for information, advocacy resources, and news on what health care reform (the Affordable Care Act) means for people living with HIV.

Published
09 January 2012
From
Windy City Times
31 deaths during wait for benefit judgement

More than 30 benefits claimants have died while appealing against a judgment that they were fit to work, official figures show, leading to accusations the system is in chaos.

Published
06 January 2012
From
Herald Scotland
Republican Rick Santorum: 'NHS devastated Britain'

Mr Santorum has been an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare programme and has said that similar policies brought about the collapse of the British Empire.

Published
05 January 2012
From
BBC
Inside Fortress Bill: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Katie Derham takes a 'warts and all' look at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and examines the immense political power and global influence that it now wields.

Published
05 January 2012
From
BBC Radio 4 i-Player
HIV/AIDS: Ten big stories in 2011

It's been a roller coaster of a year in HIV and AIDS. AIDS turned 30 in 2011, and with new evidence of the effectiveness of HIV treatment as prevention, experts are increasingly talking about "the end of AIDS". At the same time, however, funding for HIV has become ever more uncertain, jeopardizing efforts to put new, life-saving science into action.

Published
29 December 2011
From
IRIN Plus News

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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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