HIV Rates and Causes Among Latinos Vary by Region Regional differences in HIV rates and causes
among Latinos suggest that testing, prevention and treatment efforts for the
virus should be adapted for those regions, according to a study by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention and reported by HealthDay News.
October 26, 2012
Federal HIV Funding for Women, Youth Shifts From Big Cities Federal safety-net funds of about $70 million for women and children with HIV/AIDS who lack sufficient health care coverage have moved from many major cities nationwide to some mid-sized cities, several of them in the South, The Washington Post reports.
Fake HIV Drugs Investigated in Tanzania Three top officials have been suspended in Tanzania as a result of a government probe into the circulation of fake HIV drugs in the country, BBC News reports.
Former Goldman Sachs Director Seeks HIV Community Service Defense lawyers for Rajat Gupta want a federal judge to issue a lenient sentence of probation and community service helping Rwanda improve its services for HIV and other social needs instead of a prison sentence of up to 10 years for insider trading, The New York Times reports.
Jamaican TV Stations Refuse to Air Paid Ads Supporting LGBTs A gay Jamaican who appears in a television ad calling on his fellow citizens to support LGBTs is taking two major television stations in the country to court for breaching his constitutional rights, according to a statement by AIDS-Free World.
October 22, 2012
Screening Sex Partners With Rapid In-Home HIV Tests Although the manufacturer of the first rapid in-home HIV test is not promoting its use to screen sex partners, 70 percent of people in the company’s clinical trials said they would either definitely or very likely use it that way, The New York Times reports.
Robin Hood Tax Activists Seek Support From Obama, Romney A coalition of activists seeking a Robin Hood Tax demonstrated outside the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City before an October 18 dinner honoring President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a coalition statement.
The Big Push to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in partnership with The Huffington Post, has launched a new digital campaign to influence decision-makers to stay the course in the battle against these diseases despite financial pressures, especially since such progress has been made.
amfAR Launches GMT Initiative for MSM, Transgender People Previously called the MSM Initiative, the GMT Initiative will continue to award grants and build capacity for global HIV programs working to decrease the spread of HIV in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America.
Advocate Groups Seek Federal Prescription Drug Requirements A group of 57 patient advocacy organizations have sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius asking the federal government to set strong prescription drug requirements under the Affordable Care Act, according to a statement from The AIDS Institute, which is part of the group.
Global Fund Gives $84M to Zimbabwe for Universal ARV Access The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has given Zimbabwe $84 million to help the country achieve its plan for universal access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by the end of 2012, according to a Global Fund statement.
The Declaration to End HIV/AIDS in America In a signing ceremony at the first Summit to End HIV/AIDS in America, a document committing to an America without the disease was unveiled, according to statements by the National Minority AIDS Council, which developed the document.
Controversial Canadian Supreme Court Ruling on HIV Disclosure
The Supreme Court of Canada said that people living with HIV are open to criminal prosecution for not disclosing their status before intercourse unless they meet two criteria: they must wear condoms and have a low viral load, CTV News reports.
October 04, 2012
Inadequate Adherence to ARVs by Pregnant Women With HIV
Adherence to antiretroviral
(ARV) medications among pregnant women with HIV during pregnancy and after
giving birth was inadequate in both high- and low-income countries, according
to a report in the journal AIDS and reported by aidsmap.
Lack of Foreign Donors Threatens HIV Efforts in Mozambique Mozambique is including a
significant amount of funding for its National AIDS Council, which oversees the
country’s efforts against HIV, in its 2013 budget, All Africa reports. The move
follows a collapse in support from foreign donors.
Minnesota Appeals Court Reverses HIV Conviction
The conviction of an
HIV-positive man accused of transmitting the virus to another man through
unprotected sex was reversed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, The Associated
October 02, 2012
Global Fund Considers New HIV Funding Model The board of directors of
the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has adopted guiding
principles for a new funding model that will change the way countries apply for
money, PlusNews reports.
Frank Beadle de Palomo Is New CEO of Mothers 2 Mothers
Mothers 2 Mothers (M2M), a
nongovernmental organization in South Africa dedicated to eliminating
mother-to-child transmission of HIV, has selected Frank Beadle de Palomo as its
new chief executive officer, according to an M2M statement.