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  • The AIDS advocacy group AVAC says 2013 will be a critical year for ending the epidemic. The group has released its annual report that calls for an ambitious pace of funding, implementation and research.

    November 27, 2012
    Voice of America
  • With this year’s AVAC report—Achieving the End: One Year and Counting—we’re setting the clock on the global drive to end the AIDS epidemic.

    November 27, 2012
  • A new report on the global AIDS epidemic shows a more than 50% drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries over the last 10 years.

    November 21, 2012
    Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
  • New infections with HIV have dropped by half in the past decade in 25 poor and middle-income countries, many of them in Africa, the continent hardest hit by AIDS, the United Nations said Tuesday.

    November 20, 2012
    New York Times
  • Risky sexual behaviour is continuing around the globe and even increasing in some countries, threatening to derail efforts to stop or slow transmission of the HIV virus and end the AIDS epidemic, according to an authoritative UN report.

    November 20, 2012
  • Progress in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic is "quickening," according to the United Nations agency charged with the battle.

    November 20, 2012
    MedPage Today
  • Record progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections and lowering the numbers of people dying from AIDS-related causes indicate that the end of AIDS is "entirely feasible". But the epidemic is not over in any part of the world, and is gaining pace in some.

    November 20, 2012
  • The latest Global Report on HIV/AIDS says the number of new infections continues to fall, with the sharpest declines in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.

    November 20, 2012
    Voice of America
  • If you consider all the years that time stood still in the world of tuberculosis drug research, the most compelling aspect of the Good Participatory Practice Guidelines for TB Drug Trials just released by a Critical Paths to TB Drug Regimens working group is that occasions exist for them to be used.

    October 10, 2012
    Science Speaks
  • The benefits of medical male circumcision have been proven to also extend to women. It has been shown that female partners of men who are circumcised have a less risk of contracting the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

    October 8, 2012