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4 MAY 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 18

Media Coverage

  • “There is no teacher here — you can speak freely,” says one of the session leaders, dressed in a bright yellow T-shirt. “What is AIDS?” he asks in a mixture of English and Xhosa as he paces the room. “What is the most common way to transmit HIV?”… Grassroot Soccer’s programmes are heavily linked to football. Its mentors are called “skillz coaches” and its training programmes draw on ideas from the game.

    May 4, 2018
    General
    Financial Times
  • A new survey by charity HIV Scotland looked at people’s attitudes towards HIV awareness, mental health and wellbeing, and inclusive communication, and found that certain myths about the virus still fuel the stigma that surround people living with HIV.

    May 4, 2018
    General
    PinkNews
  • A gay nurse has come up with a genius way to help raise money for HIV research: parodying The Sound of Music. Otis Morgan, a 42-year-old nurse living in San Francisco, brought together some close friends and health advocates for a hilarious video. He hopes the video will help raise money for AIDS/LifeCycle. The ride benefits the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

    May 4, 2018
    General
    Gay Star News
  • The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) hosted its 2018 Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, on 3 and 4 May. Speakers at the summit discussed new metrics for assessing progress in national and subnational HIV responses… All agreed that one size does not fit all. The response has to be tailored to countries and segments of the population.

    May 4, 2018
    Relief Web
  • Thanks to new technology and an extensive survey he and his colleagues at Northwell Health’s Center for AIDS Research and Treatment (CART) at North Shore University Hospital developed, they’re able to identify HIV “hot spots” in the two regions—Hempstead, Westbury and Huntington Station on Long Island and Rosedale and surrounding areas in eastern Queens.

    May 4, 2018
    General, Treatment
    POZ
  • The HIV epidemic in the Southern United States must no longer be ignored, writes Tori Cooper.

    May 4, 2018
    General
    Advocate
  • A computer modeling of AIDS-afflicted populations of sub-Saharan Africa has recently enabled the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify a cost-effective measure to address the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant HIV in the region.

    May 3, 2018
    Healthcare Analytics News
  • An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow involves over 100 cases and is still ongoing, investigators report in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Genetic sequencing showed that all 104 cases were linked, with two-thirds of diagnoses made after 2014.

    May 3, 2018
    General
    aidsmap
  • African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MP Cheryllyn Dudley’s private members bill on abortion hit another stumbling block on Wednesday, as the Department of Health urged MPs to reject it. The bill’s proposals, if implemented, would be prohibitively expensive and make it harder for women to safely terminate unwanted pregnancies, said Yogan Pillay, the health department’s deputy director-general for HIV/AIDS, TB and maternal, child and women’s health.

    May 3, 2018
    General
    Business Live
  • Uganda has received a boost of Shs600 million from South African partners' coalition to fight HIV/AIDS discrimination and Tuberculosis (TB). The money was donated by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA).

    May 3, 2018
    General
    Daily Monitor
  • Following a sexual harassment investigation at UNAIDS gone wrong, 23 leading African women activists believe executive director cannot be trusted to lead the world’s foremost agency fighting AIDS.

    May 3, 2018
    General
    Health-E
  • Sonke Gender Justice's Ariane Nevin explains the difference between rape and compelled rape and how the law treats it.

    May 3, 2018
    General
    Bhekisisa
  • Positive East, London’s largest HIV charity that has been at the forefront of HIV services for 26 years, recently began to partner with faith leaders as they represent symbols of hope and can be used as agents of change to deliver HIV prevention services.

    May 2, 2018
    General
    Hippocratic Post
  • New comparison reveals significant drops in HIV service provision, as Nigeria’s Borno State feels the impact of years of armed conflict with Boko Haram.

    May 2, 2018
    General
    Avert
  • That's the case for Family Health Options Kenya, Kenya's oldest provider of sexual and reproductive health services. FHOK disagreed with the terms of the "Mexico City" policy, which has been reinstated by every Republican president since. In October 2017, $640,000 that was in a four-year pipeline for ongoing work was lost because the funds, which came from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, were discontinued.

    May 2, 2018
    General
    NPR
  • Seniors with HIV experience more stigma and discrimination than individuals with most other illnesses. This stigma has far-reaching consequences. Many older adults with HIV experience high rates of depression and low adherence to treatment associated with stigma and isolation.

    May 2, 2018
    General
    Vancouver Sun
  • Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo, has blocked an HIV/Aids conference, saying it was organized to promote "homosexuality and other dirty things."

    May 2, 2018
    General
    All Africa
  • AidData, a research lab at William & Mary’s Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, has received $2.95 million in funding from the US Agency for International Development to support a health-focused open geospatial data center in the country of Côte d’Ivoire.

    May 2, 2018
    General
    William and Mary
  • An increase from last year’s $402m PEPFAR budget for Uganda, the funding will cover a range of HIV/AIDS-related programming for the period October 2018 to September 2019.

    May 1, 2018
    General
    New Vision
  • Mozambique is to circumcise 100,000 men over the coming months in one of the largest mass drives of a regional campaign to combat the spread of HIV in eastern and southern Africa.

    May 1, 2018
    The Telegraph
  • New HIV infection rates are down 18 percent, but progress lags in some areas of the country. Here's the picture in Alabama.

    April 30, 2018
    General
    Patch
  • Masaka Regional Referral Hospital has embraced the test-and-treat policy as released by the Ministry of Health to strengthen the campaign against HIV/AIDS.

    April 30, 2018
    Daily Monitor
  • “You should associate yourself with American innovation. Wouldn’t you love to have the universal flu vaccine be something that really got kicked off and energized by you?” Gates recalled asking Trump. The idea fired up the president, who Gates described as “super interested.”

    April 30, 2018
    General
    STAT
  • Flying restrictions for pilots with a range of medical conditions could be lifted, after the European aviation regulator announced a review aimed at relaxing the rules. Currently, pilots suffering from a variety of ailments including HIV, severe asthma or allergies and heart conditions are subject to restrictions: up to and including a total ban on taking the left- or right-hand seats in the cockpit. The guidelines are particularly strict for new trainees.

    April 29, 2018
    General
    Independent
  • Even though she has received a lot of criticism, discrimination and, of course, questions such as “why can’t you sell bananas?” Scotchy (not her real name) is having none of it, as she proudly continues plying the trade of selling sex.

    April 28, 2018
    Times
  • Bathabile Nyathi’s path to sex work began with a loss of power. Having lived through the worst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic… the 23 year old is committed to staying HIV-negative thanks to the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) pill that she has been taking every day for four years now.

    April 25, 2018
    Midweek Sun
  • Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have produced compelling results from an animal trial suggesting that gene-edited stem cells from the bone marrow of patients could be a solution to the problem of HIV reservoirs.

    April 20, 2018
    General
    Fierce Biotech
  • Today, many patients in North West province will have gone without their daily medication, whether to treat HIV or tuberculosis or basic antibiotics…. This after a week in which districts reported widespread stock-outs of up to 95% of drugs, including routine immunisations. All the while, the provincial warehouse holds a significant supply of drugs.

    April 19, 2018
    Bhekisisa

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