Category Archives: funding

  1. Bloomberg Editorial: Treatment has Grown, Prevention Has Languished

    via Bloomberg AIDS has been with us, officially, for 30 years, since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases. This unhappy anniversary is perhaps as good a time as any to spell out why the global response to AIDS is in need of serious adjustment. Annual spending on AIDS worldwide has risen Read More >>

    ART, ARVs, funding, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, TLC+, Treatment
  2. Lancet: Towards an improved investment approach for an effective response to HIV/AIDS

    via The Lancet Summary Substantial changes are needed to achieve a more targeted and strategic approach to investment in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic that will yield long-term dividends. Until now, advocacy for resources has been done on the basis of a commodity approach that encouraged scaling up of numerous strategies in parallel, irrespective of their Read More >>

    funding, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, Treatment
  3. The Economist: The end of AIDS?

    Thirty years on, it looks as though the plague can now be beaten, if the world has the will to do so… via The Economist Excerpt: If AIDS is defeated, it will be thanks to an alliance of science, activism and altruism. The science has come from the world’s pharmaceutical companies, which leapt on the problem. In Read More >>

    funding, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, Treatment
  4. KENYA: Protest as government grapples with HIV funding shortages

    via PlusNews Hundreds of Kenyan AIDS activists held a protest on 18 May in the capital, Nairobi to demand that the government meet its commitment to increase annual health and HIV funding. “The Minister of Finance promised an annual budgetary allocation increase of 10 percent to health and HIV – we demand that this promise be kept,” Read More >>

    Africa, ARV, funding, HIV/AIDS policy, Kenya, Treatment
  5. 2011 Spending Deal Spares NIH Major Cuts

    via ScienceInsider Just as White House officials promised over the weekend, the 2011 funding bill agreed to by Congress and the White House last Friday spares biomedical research from major cuts. Details released today indicate that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive $30.7 billion, or $260 million below the 2010 level. The 0.8% cut includes Read More >>

    behavioral research, funding, NIH, research, United States
  6. Researchers criticise AIDS spending, stigma

    via Mail and Guardian Nearly three million lives have been saved by HIV/Aids treatment, but scarce resources are being misspent and stigma is still keeping the most vulnerable from seeking help, according to a new book by researchers commissioned by the United Nations. The failings are particularly worrying at a time when worldwide recession and donor fatigue Read More >>

    funding, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, Treatment
  7. Malawi refuses ‘homosexuality’ aid condition

    via NY ASA Times Malawi government on Wednesday took a strong stand against bilateral donors saying it cannot compromise its sovereignty to legalise homosexuality in order to get aid. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Dr George Chaponda led a team of Presidential spokesperson Hetherwick Ntaba, Information and Civic Education Minister Symon Vuwa Kaunda and Gender, Women Read More >>

    criminalization, funding, homophobia, human rights, LGBT rights, Malawi
  8. US aid deal for Malawi delayed

    via Washington Post, by Raphael Tenthani A planned deal to give Malawi $350 million in U.S. aid will not be signed this week because more talks are needed amid international concerns new laws curb individual freedoms, officials said Monday. The Millennium Challenge Corporation announced the power projects in January. U.S. Embassy spokesman Benjamin Canavan said officials from Read More >>

    Africa, funding, homophobia, human rights, LGBT rights, Malawi
  9. Build on Prevention Science Advances this World AIDS Day

    New Prevention Advances: Can We Now Imagine a World Without AIDS?via Huffington Post, by Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Ward Cates and Salim Abdul Karim Last week, UNAIDS announced that at least 56 countries have stable or declining incidence of HIV/AIDS. Yet on World AIDS Day this week, there are still two new infections for every person put on Read More >>

    funding, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, PrEP, vaginal microbicide, World AIDS Day
  10. Celebrities Die Digitally for AIDS

    Farewell, Digital World. (It’s All for a Cause.)via New York Times, by Amy Wallace  ON Wednesday, Kim Kardashian is going to die a little. So is her sister, Khloé, not to mention Lady Gaga, David LaChapelle, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Serena Williams and Elijah Wood. That day is World AIDS Day, and each of these people (as well Read More >>

    funding, World AIDS Day