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25 JANUARY 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 3

Media Coverage

  • In 1991, I remember where I was walking when I learned that Magic Johnson was HIV positive. I shuffled along in a daze, distraught at the thought of such a young and magnificent man facing imminent death. Back then, you see, an HIV diagnosis was practically a death sentence. Of course, Magic Johnson is still alive. But he was one of the minority of people in 1991 who were able to get the virus under control with the medications of that time. For the vast majority of people, the medications weren’t effective at suppressing the virus. Their days were numbered.

    January 25, 2019
    Forbes
  • Dubbed: 'Free to Shine,’ the campaign is aimed at the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of the virus by mobilising women in their reproductive age to access and utilise prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services.

    January 25, 2019
    Business Ghana
  • Around 25000 people are taking PrEP in Kenya, making it Africa’s largest PrEP programme, ahead of South Africa (9000 people), Uganda (4000) and Zimbabwe (4000). The rollout was recently described by officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Health in the journal Sexual Health and also at October's HIV Research for Prevention conference.

    January 25, 2019
    aidsmap
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programmes should adopt modern marketing strategies that are attractive to healthy individuals and that might promote an inclusive and holistic vision of PrEP, Dr K Rivet Amico and Professor Linda-Gail Bekker argue in an opinion piece published in the Lancet HIV.

    January 25, 2019
    aidsmap
  • For almost four decades, researchers have worked tirelessly to find a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. There’s still more work to do, but a recent commentary published in JAMA by Anthony Fauci, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and his colleagues serves as a reminder of just how far we’ve come. Today, thanks to scientific advances, especially the development of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), most people living with HIV can live full and productive lives.

    January 25, 2019
    The Body
  • The state of the HIV epidemic in the United States is a global embarrassment. Currently, we spend more than any other country per person on domestic HIV treatment, yet by almost every metric, our epidemic is worse than that of other wealthy nations. So why the discrepancy between cost and outcome?

    January 24, 2019
    General
    The Body
  • State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) on Thursday announced new legislation to reduce barriers to accessing HIV preventative medications such as PrEP.

    January 24, 2019
    Bay Area Reporter
  • The NHS in London must focus on “those on the fringes of society” or risk a “reversal” in fighting HIV, a leading doctor has said.

    January 24, 2019
    Independent
  • To stem the tides of HIV/AIDS prevalence in Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, AVAC, in collaboration with the Centre for The Right to Health (CRH), has taken up the gauntlet to lead advocacy against the disease which, according to medical research, is having upper hand on the most productive section of the country’s population—the youth.

    January 24, 2019
    General
    PM News
  • The world is at risk of losing the battle against HIV due to a backlash against aid triggered by a sense that western governments need to solve problems in their own countries, the musician and development campaigner Bono has said.

    January 23, 2019
    General
    The Guardian
  • Young black gay and bisexual men are more likely to be exposed to HIV than their white or Hispanic peers even though they have fewer sex partners overall and have less condomless anal sex, a study from Chicago has found.

    January 23, 2019
    General
    aidsmap
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 HIV Surveillance Report, African-Americans represent 41 percent of new HIV diagnoses yet comprise only 12 percent of the U.S. population. In 2018, an article in Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities offered a five-point “action plan” for community leaders to address and reduce that disparity.

    January 23, 2019
    General
    HIV Plus Mag
  • The message is simple but quite radical: It’s possible for people living with HIV to have a healthy and fulfilling sex life. That’s the core of a campaign tackling HIV stigma in Vietnam—a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control, the Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN), and the creative agency The Lab Saigon.

    January 23, 2019
    General
    VICE
  • With a high rate of poverty and more than 7.5m people living with HIV — the largest number in any country — South Africa last year launched a programme of self-service pharmacies in an effort to give patients with chronic illnesses such as HIV, hypertension and diabetes easier access to medication.

    January 23, 2019
    Financial Times
  • More needs to be done in the Caribbean to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. That is the finding of a recent study carried out by the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), which has called for greater emphasis to be placed on preventing the sexually transmitted infection.

    January 23, 2019
    Barbados Today
  • Australia aims to “virtually eliminate” HIV transmission by 2022, according to the health minister’s new national HIV strategy. This ambitious goal has been made possible by biomedical HIV prevention, a new and highly effective way of preventing HIV using medications.

    January 22, 2019
    The Conversation
  • The Trump administration has been “notably absent from leadership on HIV/AIDS,” for most of its two years in power, according to a policy brief from the Fenway Institute, a center for research, education and policy development regarding LGBT and HIV-related issues.

    January 22, 2019
    General
    POZ
  • Recently, the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA) in Nigeria, expressed worry over the rising incidence of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria as latest statistics rated Nigeria as having second highest Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic profile in the world.

    January 22, 2019
    General
    Vanguard
  • Teen pregnancies are soaring and HIV care has stalled in rural communities hit by ‘global gag’ funding cuts.

    January 21, 2019
    General
    The Guardian
  • Kenya risks losing funding from the Global Fund due to poor accountability and suspected quality in HIV testing, condoms and medicines.

    January 19, 2019
    General
    Standard Media

Published Research

Announcements

  • New opportunities for innovation and discovery in HIV research are within our grasp. By 2020, the National Institutes of Health will refine its science-driven HIV clinical trials enterprise to deliver the innovative, efficient results needed to turn the corner on the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

    January 24, 2019
    General