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20 APRIL 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 16

Media Coverage

  • As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.

    April 20, 2018
    General
    Huffington Post
  • The Ministry of Health, through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), is committed to expand the scope of evidence-based healthcare by conducting more clinical trials, officials have said. The ministry Wednesday held a symposium to review the current development in terms clinical research to promote evidence based healthcare.

    April 20, 2018
    General
    All Africa
  • On Wednesday, Mildmay Uganda launched a research study dubbed, Behavioral Economics Incentives to Support HIV Treamtent Adherence in Sub-Saharan Africa (BEST). The study, according to Harriet Chemusto, an epidemiologist at Mildmay, is based on findings of a rewarding adherence programme that demonstrated that the use of incentives for patients who have been swallowing drugs for long works.

    April 20, 2018
    New Vision
  • After George Ayala learned last month that San Francisco and Oakland had been chosen to co-host the International AIDS Conference in 2020, he quickly published a statement of disapproval. Ayala, an Oakland-based AIDS advocate, does not want the conference in his own city — or anywhere else in the United States, for that matter.

    April 20, 2018
    General
    California Healthline
  • Its innovation, the Pharmacy Dispensing Unit, is being tested in Johannesburg, and health experts say it could provide a strong boost for the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and potentially the region.

    April 20, 2018
    VOA
  • Windhoek-In remote northern Namibia, more than 30 teenagers have gathered at the Andara District Hospital. They’re playing games, socializing and just being kids. They also share their experiences around antiretroviral medications, self-esteem, mental health, teenage pregnancies, abuse, high viral loads and other issues many HIV-positive teens have on their minds.

    April 20, 2018
    New Era
  • The STAR project promotes self-testing of people with limited access to current HIV testing services and accords the individuals with privacy. It also encourages re-testing among those at high risk.

    April 20, 2018
    General
    Nyasa Times
  • Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV/AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35 years ago said.

    April 19, 2018
    ENCA
  • Five months after he was found guilty of intentionally infecting other men with HIV, Daryll Rowe was given a life sentence and told he will serve a minimum of 12 years in prison….cases such as Rowe’s make a significant impact on the public perception of HIV and towards people living with the virus.

    April 19, 2018
    General
    The Conversation
  • The images of Barbara Bush hugging babies, and perhaps more importantly an adult man with AIDS, sent a powerful message of compassion and understanding during a period of fearfulness about the disease. Her words and actions during the largely unscripted exchange dramatically changed the nation’s understanding and first impression of people infected with HIV.

    April 18, 2018
    General
    WTOP
  • After decades of intense effort, an effective vaccine against HIV is not on the horizon — and, some say, may never be possible. So some AIDS researchers are going passive. As in passive immunization.

    April 18, 2018
    Antibody Related Research
    NPR
  • The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest international health program by one country devoted to a single disease—HIV/AIDS—changed the way diplomacy and health intersect in many parts of the world…. This is the story of the program’s creation and early implementation from the perspective of the US ambassador to Uganda, among the first countries on the continent to use data and evidence to describe, track, and treat HIV and AIDS patients through PEPFAR.

    April 18, 2018
    Science & Diplomacy
  • Tori Cooper is an HIV Health Educator in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia…..We were excited to connect with her to learn more about her work and motivations and to hear about the importance of National Transgender HIV Testing Day.

    April 18, 2018
    General
    POZ
  • This review will summarize the past, present, and future of antiretrovirals (ARVs) for the treatment and prevention of HIV.

    April 18, 2018
    The BodyPro
  • Scientists at the University of Waterloo are working on a new tool they hope could protect women from HIV infection, and drew their inspiration from a group of Kenyan women who are naturally immune to the virus….His team decided to test the idea by creating a vaginal implant composed of a hollow tube with two flexible arms to hold it in place. The tube is filled with hydroxychloroquine which is released slowly and absorbed by the walls of the vaginal tract.

    April 17, 2018
    CTV News
  • Treatment for malaria has improved substantially in recent years but one group continues to represent a challenge for physicians and health systems. In parts of the world where malaria is most prevalent there is also a far above average incidence of HIV infection, and the coexistence of the two conditions raises particular questions about how to manage the diseases simultaneously.

    April 16, 2018
    Financial Times

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