Category Archives: World Bank

  1. World Bank Study: Better HIV/AIDS Programs for Men Who Have Sex with Men Could Significantly Slow Global Epidemic

    Source (press release, dated June 8, 2011)On the eve of a UN summit to renew global efforts to reverse the HIV/AIDS pandemic, 30 years after the first discovery of the HIV virus, a new World Bank study urges governments and their development donors to provide better HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for men who have sex Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, Johns Hopkins, MSM, UNDP, World Bank
  2. African Girls Getting World Bank Cash Deters Sex With ‘Sugar Daddies’

    Via Bloomberg, by Simon Clark Young women in sub-Saharan Africa have HIV infection rates up to three times higher than their male peers, largely because of relationships with older “sugar daddies” who give them money in exchange for sex. The phenomenon contributes significantly to HIV’s spread, said Ester Etkin of loveLife, South Africa’s largest anti-AIDS group. A Read More >>

    Africa, girls, HIV/AIDS, Infections, Malawi, sexual behavior, sub-saharan Africa, sugar daddies, teenagers, World Bank
  3. New Study: Neither Wealth Nor Poverty are Reliable Predictors of HIV Infection in Africa

    Via PlusNews A new study has challenged widely held assumptions about income level in relation to HIV, finding that neither wealth nor poverty are reliable predictors of HIV infection in Africa. Previously, the argument that poverty drove HIV epidemics was supported by the World Bank and UNAIDS, as well as less reliable authorities like former South African Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS, incidence, UNAIDS, WHO, World Bank
  4. Funding for rectal microbicides has DECREASED in two years

    According to the latest report just released by the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group, funding for rectal microbicides research has decreased significantly in the past 2 years. When IRMA last tracked resources dedicated to RM research in 2006, we estimated that US$7.2 million was spent globally. According to the report Adapting to Realities: Trends Read More >>

    amfAR, Australia, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, Europe, European Commission, funding, rectal microbicide, Rockefeller Foundation, UNFPA, United States, World Bank