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  • Last year, South Africa’s Medicines Control Council approved PrEP and in June this year the government began rolling it out among selected sex worker programs around the country. There are hopes it will be rolled out in the public sector by the end of the year.

    July 22, 2016
  • “When we say 'Black Lives Matter,'” said Michael Ighodaro, “Where are 'Black Gay Lives' in that?” A young, gay Nigerian refugee living with HIV in New York City, Ighodaro posed this question during a talk leading up to the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).

    July 22, 2016
    Charleston Chronicle
  • Modeling data published recently by IAVI, AVAC and Avenir Health shows that a vaccine is needed to conclusively end the AIDS epidemic. These findings are particularly timely as the most recent statistics from UNAIDS show that major investments in current treatment and prevention programs have not reduced new annual HIV infections in recent years.

    July 20, 2016
    The Health Site
  • Most of the delegates at AIDS 2016 will have heard this. "Towards an HIV Cure" sessions have clearly outlined how complex the science is and how long it will take before we get there. Moreover, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director, Dr Anthony Fauci, has told POZ he believes that success on the cure front is a matter of "if" rather than "when."

    July 20, 2016
    What's Up HIV
  • Large pockets of HIV infection are not acknowledged, due to a lack of data on HIV occurrence and prevention efforts around the globe, a study has found.

    July 20, 2016
    Sci Dev
  • The research leading to the report sought to find the link between HIV infection and deaths in two of Nairobi's largest morgues.

    July 18, 2016
    Standard Media
  • Today’s HIV goals are even more ambitious, and rightly so. Thanks to a spate of scientific advances, this decade could be the beginning of the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But it won’t be if the focus stays only on scaling up treatment.

    July 18, 2016
  • The Co-chair of the 21st International AIDS Society (AIS) Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi said the search for curative strategy of HIV is a goal of paramount importance and a priority for the future of HIV research.

    July 17, 2016
    New Vision
  • A team from International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), led by President and CEO, Mark Feinberg, will be encouraging the global response to end HIV at the 21st International AIDS Conference, in Durban, South Africa.

    July 17, 2016
    Times of India
  • Leading US scientist Anthony Fauci on Saturday reminded researchers hunting for a cure for HIV to make sure they were open about the risks patients faced in investigating novel therapies, and did their utmost to protect their safety.

    July 16, 2016
    Business Day Live