Clinton sets out new US focus

NEW YORK, 14 November 2011 (PlusNews) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement that the American government now prioritizes creating an AIDS-free generation could be more than just political lip-service: it may also shape the next several years of US global health programming and funding, analysts say. full report

HIV/AIDS: Rethinking contraception and infection risk

JOHANNESBURG, 7 October 2011 (PlusNews) - Hormonal birth-control injections may double a woman's risk of contracting HIV and passing it on to her partner, according to a new study. The research comes at a time when many governments are looking to scale up their family-planning programmes in a bid to reduce maternal mortality. full report

HIV/AIDS: Weird science helping bid to defeat virus

NAIROBI, 23 September 2011 (PlusNews) - Computer gamers, glow-in-the-dark cats and neutralizing viruses sound like the stuff of science fiction but they may be the key to eliminating HIV. full report

HEALTH: HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases - learning from each other

JOHANNESBURG, 20 September 2011 (PlusNews) - Health officials in sub-Saharan Africa are finally focusing on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, having spent much of the past decade concentrating on HIV/AIDS and malaria. full report

HIV/AIDS: "Worrying" drop in global spending

NAIROBI, 17 August 2011 (PlusNews) - International funding for HIV fell by 10 percent in 2010 from the previous year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS; activists worry that a continued reduction will undermine progress in global HIV prevention and treatment efforts. full report

HIV/AIDS: Female condoms slowly gaining popularity - report

NAIROBI, 11 August 2011 (PlusNews) - Long seen as the ugly step-child of HIV prevention, the female condom seems to be gaining popularity through grassroots campaigns, according to a new report by the UN Population Fund. full report

AFRICA: The crazy things they say: politicians and HIV

NAIROBI, 3 August 2011 (PlusNews) - Political commitment is key to the success of HIV programmes and African leaders have been at the forefront of the fight against HIV on the continent, but politicians also have the power to harm HIV/AIDS campaigns. full report

AFRICA: Combination ART offers near-normal lifespan - study

ROME, 19 July 2011 (PlusNews) - HIV-positive Africans on combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) can hope to live almost as long as their HIV-negative peers, according to a new study by Canada's British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. full report

AFRICA: Political leadership key to male circumcision success

ROME, 18 July 2011 (PlusNews) - Countries that have been quick to incorporate medical male circumcision into their HIV prevention programmes are already seeing good results compared with those that have been slower to embrace the procedure, say experts. full report

HIV/AIDS: More proof that PrEP works

NAIROBI, 14 July 2011 (PlusNews) - A new study has added to growing evidence that a daily dose of antiretroviral treatment taken by the HIV-negative partner in a heterosexual, HIV-discordant relationship can significantly reduce the risk of HIV transmission. full report
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