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  1. HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in England
  2. SOUTH AFRICA: Revamped AIDS council makes its debut
  3. AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination
  4. SOUTH AFRICA: Straight talk with Fareed Abdullah, head of the South African AIDS council
  5. UGANDA: Worrying HIV levels among civil servants
  6. MYANMAR: Closing the HIV/AIDS “treatment gap”


HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in England
LONDON، 8/10/2012 (IRIN) - On the first day of October, a law change enabled everyone in England, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain free treatment for HIV and AIDS. This marks a victory for advocacy groups that have long argued that the health system restricted access to HIV treatment for some of the country's most vulnerable people. full report
SOUTH AFRICA: Revamped AIDS council makes its debut
JOHANNESBURG، 9/10/2012 (IRIN) - After a troubled past, a revamped South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) was recently unveiled, coinciding with the announcement that the country has achieved universal access to HIV treatment. South Africa must now ramp-up prevention, new SANAC CEO Fareed Abdullah said. full report
AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination
ADDIS ABABA، 10/10/2012 (IRIN) - African research to improve patient care and treatment is growing, but the dissemination of evidence-based approaches to healthcare lags behind, experts say. full report
SOUTH AFRICA: Straight talk with Fareed Abdullah, head of the South African AIDS council
JOHANNESBURG، 11/10/2012 (IRIN) - Tasked with leading the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) through its most ambitious and far-reaching reform yet, Fareed Abdullah has his work cut out for him. full report
UGANDA: Worrying HIV levels among civil servants
KAMPALA، 12/10/2012 (IRIN) - HIV prevalence among public servants in Uganda is 16.3 percent, more than twice the national average, according to a recently released assessment of the epidemic among the country's various sectors. full report
MYANMAR: Closing the HIV/AIDS “treatment gap”
YANGON، 12/10/2012 (IRIN) - Health workers in Myanmar are confident that efforts to narrow the country’s huge gap between access to, and need for, life-saving medicines to treat HIV/AIDS are back on track after the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria invited the country to apply for additional funding. full report
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