HIV/Aids

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Nigeria Doctors’ Strike Threatens HIV/AIDS Care

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Voice of America

ABUJA — Nearly a month into a nationwide doctor's strike, HIV/AIDS patients in some parts of northern Nigeria say health care is rapidly declining, and they have become largely dependent upon foreign aid organizations. Doctors say the strike is the only way they know to rescue Nigeria’s flailing healthcare system, but nurses accuse strikers of abandoning public care in favor of more lucrative private practices.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
US Providing 800 mln USD to Advance Country’s Development

Addis Ababa July 25/2014 The US government is providing up to 800 million USD annually for Ethiopia to advance the country’s development in the fields of health, education, agriculture and food security, and energy, the US Ambassador to Ethiopia said.

Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach said the United States is committed to working in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia to better the lives of its people.

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Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress

One of the most dramatic international responses to the Millennium Development Goals launched by then United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan in 2000 has been the global public health community’s response to MDG 6 “To combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases” [1]. For HIV/AIDS it led to President George W.

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MSF welcomes offer to resume operations in Rakhine, Myanmar but remains cautious

London, 25 July 2014 - Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomes the announcement by the Union Government of Myanmar and the Rakhine State Government that MSF will be allowed to resume operations in Rakhine State, after it was forced to halt medical activities in February.

“MSF is cautiously optimistic about this development,” said Marcel Langenbach, Director of Operations, MSF. “Given that for many people in Rakhine access to medical services remains a major challenge, we hope that MSF can restart treating patients as soon as possible.”

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Sida : la circoncision réduit aussi le risque de contamination pour les femmes

07/25/2014 08:09 GMT

MELBOURNE, 25 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Une campagne de promotion de la circoncision, pour réduire la contamination par le virus du sida, bénéficie également aux femmes, dont le risque d'être infectée par le VIH diminue, indique une étude présentée vendredi lors de la conférence internationale sur le sida.

Agence France-Presse:

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Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women, forum told

07/25/2014 05:20 GMT

by Richard INGHAM

MELBOURNE, July 25, 2014 (AFP) - A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum Friday.

In a South African community where large numbers of men had been circumcised, women who only had sex with circumcised partners had a 15-percent-lower risk of being infected by HIV compared with women who also had uncircumcised partners, it found.

Agence France-Presse:

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MSF treats first CMV retinitis patients with oral drug

Reduction in pricing still needed to ensure wider access to treatment

23 July 2014

Aye Pyae Sone/MSF

ART drugs at MSF's clinic in Myitkyina, Kachin state, Myanmar. MSF treats more than 30,000 HIV/AIDS patients across the country.

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Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations - July 2014

New guidelines stress increasing key populations’ access to HIV services

Countries need to remove legal and social barriers that prevent many people from accessing services for HIV testing, treatment and care, according to new WHO guidelines.

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World + 2 others
AIDS 2014: addressing the needs of people who have lived with HIV for more than 20 years

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UNAIDS

With the AIDS epidemic having entered its fourth decade, and given the wider availability of life-saving treatment, there is now a growing number of people who have been living with HIV for 20 years or more. Some have been born with the virus and are surviving into adulthood, while others are members of an ageing HIV population. According to a panel discussion that took place on 22 July at AIDS 2014, much more must be done to include the needs and concerns of both groups in a comprehensive AIDS response.

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UNAIDS and partners launch initiative to improve HIV diagnostics

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UNAIDS

Partners will advocate for increased funding and price reductions, strengthen efforts to ensure highest quality diagnostic services and forge partnerships to close diagnostic access gaps.

MEBOURNE/GENEVA, 23 July 2014—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has joined with global and regional partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative which calls for improving laboratory capacity to ensure that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective, high-quality HIV treatment services.

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Earthquake Recovery Emergency appeal n° MDRHT008 Operation Update nº 37

Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.

Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.

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Cameroon + 4 others
Central African Republic Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan: January-December 2014

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SUMMARY

Period: January to December 2014
Current Beneficiary Population:159,876
Planning Figure to End- 2014: 306,500

Target Beneficiaries:

  • New Refugees fleeing the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013.
  • Third Country Nationals fleeing CAR with refugees to Cameroon and Congo.
  • Host communities.

Financial Requirements: USD 209,707,4101
Number of Partners: 16

Introduction

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World + 4 others
Global Fund Mid-2014 Results Factsheet

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The Global Fund

The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year. In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent. In addition, 11.9 million people have been treated for tuberculosis in programs supported by the Global Fund.

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HIV/AIDS: A Threat to National Security in South Sudan

On July 9th 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation. The untapped investment opportunities offered by this new nation are attracting both foreign investors and South Sudanese in the Diaspora. This homecoming of South Sudanese from the Diaspora and the influx of foreign investors and aid workers to South Sudan raise concern of an increasing HIV/AIDS incidence in a nascent state. As a result of the decades of war,

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Shunned by Family, Haitian Orphan Finds Supportive Home

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Voice of America

Jeff Swicord

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Haiti has been plagued with the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the Western Hemisphere. While it has declined significantly – from nearly 10 percent of those screened a decade ago to 3.7 percent as of 2012 – AIDS-related deaths have taken a toll on the Caribbean nation’s children. Roughly 100,000 of those age 17 and younger are orphans of the disease, according to the most recent count provided to UNICEF.

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Zimbabwe Targets More Mothers in HIV Transmission

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Voice of America

Tatenda Gumbo

WASHINGTON — A representative of the Ministry of Health attending the 2014 AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, says Zimbabwe has made tremendous strides in curbing HIV transmission and AIDS in mothers and children.

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World + 4 others
Global Fund Results Show Strong Gains

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The Global Fund

GENEVA – The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year.

In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent.

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South Africa + 2 others
Space to heal in an unequal society

Johannesburg, 21 July 2014 – Thousands of refugee women risk their lives to escape places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where their bodies have been sexually violated as a tool of war. They travel thousands of miles to reach places like Johannesburg, hoping to find protection and a new start.

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Stepping up the pace on the removal of punitive laws to advance human rights and gender equality

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UNAIDS

Punitive laws and law enforcement practices continue to be barriers to effective HIV responses. On 21 July, a session at the 20th International AIDS Conference entitled No One Left Behind: Stepping up the Pace on the Removal of Punitive Laws to Advance Human Rights and Gender Equality explored how such laws are preventing individuals from accessing health and HIV services and are increasing their vulnerability to HIV infection.