Category Archives: PEPFAR

  1. Ethiopia to Distribute Condoms to High Risk Populations

    via, by AHN ADDIS ABABA, 12 June 2012 (PlusNews) – More than 100 million condoms will be distributed annually to sex workers, men who have sex with men and other groups vulnerable to HIV as part of a new five-year programme to be run by the Ethiopian government and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Read More >>

    condoms, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, sex work
  2. HIV/AIDS Treatments Compromised by Budget Cuts

    via Nature News, by Erika Check Hayden Preventing the spread of HIV used to mean testing people for infection and encouraging them to practise safe sex. Increasingly, it also means prescribing drugs, as studies show that giving infected people or their uninfected partners antiretroviral drugs as soon as an infection is diagnosed can help to check the Read More >>

    CROI, funding, HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, President Barack Obama, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention, USA
  3. Failure to Make MSM a Priority The authors of a study conducted by the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health state that programmes financed through the Global Fund usually fail to address the needs of men who have sex with men, primarily because countries have failed to make this population a priority. Historically, programmes Read More >>

    Africa, amfAR, funding, gay men, MSM, PEPFAR
  4. Key Issues Overlooked in Hillary Clinton’s “AIDS Free Generation” Speech

    via AIDS Foundation of Chicago, by Gregory Trotter The “big news” of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks today at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md., might be that she appointed Ellen DeGeneres to be the Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. We’ll get to that in a minute. What’s perhaps even more interesting, though, Read More >>

    IRMA, Microbicides, PEPFAR, PrEP, rectal microbicide, United States
  5. An end to AIDS is within our reach

    via The Washington Post, by Desmond Tutu A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month has demonstrated that antiretroviral treatment can prevent the spread of HIV, in addition to saving those infected from sickness and death. Armed with this new data, President Obama should lead the world in a massive effort to expand Read More >>

    Desmond Tutu, HIV, PEPFAR, President Barack Obama, South Africa, United Nations, USA
  6. “In it to save lives”

    Via Science Speaks, by Meredith Mazzotta. To the sound of a ticking metronome, Dr. Caroline Ryan of the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator gave an update on the scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa Wednesday morning at the premiere of the new short film “In It to Save Lives: Scaling Up Voluntary Read More >>

    Africa, circumcision, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, sub-saharan Africa
  7. 30 Years: Epidemic to Pandemic

    by Aldona Martinka This Sunday was the thirtieth anniversary of the CDC report that would become the first mention of HIV/AIDS. IRMA is commemorating this with a short series on AIDS history. It will explore where we began, where we are now, and where we are going as we continue to battle this disease with hope and determination. This is Read More >>

    g8, Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, PEPFAR, UNAIDS, United Nations, United States, USA
  8. Sex Work, Criminalization, and HIV: Lessons from Advocacy History

    via San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s BETA,  by Anna Forbes Sex workers are frequently omitted from discussions about the links between criminalization, marginaliza­tion, and increased HIV transmission. We talk a lot about the effects of this dynamic on men who have sex with men, injection drug users, and peo­ple living with HIV—as we certainly should—but not about sex Read More >>

    criminalization, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, PEPFAR, sex work, sexual behavior, stigma
  9. World AIDS Day 2010 Universal Access & Human Rights – A Global Health Community Statement

     [IRMA is a signatory on this statement] Open publication – Free publishing – More IRMA [If an item is not written by an IRMA member, it should not be construed that IRMA has taken a position on the article’s content, whether in support or in opposition.]

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, PEPFAR, World AIDS Day
  10. PEPFAR and USAID Advance Support for Female Condoms

    An update on advocacy successes from the Center for Health and Gender Equality (CHANGE) PEPFAR’s recently released Fiscal Year 2011 Country Operational Plan Guidance includes female condoms in its guidance appendices, which are used in the field by U.S. embassies to guide program planning. This is the first time that female condoms have featured so prominently in Read More >>

    advocacy, condoms, female condom, PEPFAR