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: 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

ASIA: HIV response at a crossroads

NAIROBI, 26 August 2011 (PlusNews) - The Asia-Pacific region is at a critical point in its HIV response, states a UNAIDS report that shows a mix of successes and challenges over the past decade. full report

CAMBODIA: HIV exacts big toll, says report

PHNOM PENH, 26 August 2011 (PlusNews) - Prach Vothy, a single mother of two living with HIV, is struggling to make ends meet. Food for herself and her family is often little more than a bowl of boiled water lilies – one of the cheapest items in the local market. 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

NEPAL: Migration main factor for HIV prevalence in west

MANGALSEN, 27 July 2011 (PlusNews) - HIV prevalence in Achham is estimated at 1.7 percent, but many residents, who have never left the remote western district, know HIV only as “Bombay [Mumbai] disease”. 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

HIV/AIDS: Survey reveals gaps in HIV programming for MSM

NAIROBI, 14 July 2011 (PlusNews) - A new global survey of more than 5,000 men who have sex with men reveals a marginalized group of people with little access to basic HIV prevention tools such as condoms and few means to learn about HIV. full report

HIV/AIDS: Gilead first to join medicines patent pool

NAIROBI, 12 July 2011 (PlusNews) - Gilead Sciences has become the first pharmaceutical company to sign a licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool to increase access to HIV and Hepatitis B treatment in developing countries. full report
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