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    'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence
    20 July 2018 - A "dangerous complacency" in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report.

    Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness. As things stand, the world is no longer on course to end the pandemic by 2030 - a target agreed by UN member states, say experts in The Lancet. They call for urgent changes in how the disease is treated and controlled.


    'Situation has stagnated

    About 37 million people worldwide live with HIV or Aids. And there are an estimated 1.8 million new cases every year. New cases of HIV/Aids have been falling in recent years. But the Lancet Commission said the fall was happening too slowly to reach the UNAids target of 500,000 new infections by 2020. While HIV rates were falling overall, they remained persistent in marginalised groups, younger people - particularly women - and in developing countries, all of whom were less likely to access treatment, the commission said. Experts said HIV funding had remained flat in recent years, at about £14.7bn - roughly £5.4bn short of the estimated amount needed to achieve the UNAids targets.






    Dr Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International Aids Society and professor at University of Cape Town, South Africa, said: "Despite the remarkable progress of the HIV response, the situation has stagnated in the past decade. "Reinvigorating this work will be demanding - but the future health and wellbeing of millions of people require that we meet this challenge." The Lancet Commission also called for more collaboration between health professionals and for HIV treatment to become better incorporated into other areas of healthcare. This would mean an end to HIV "exceptionalism", where specific funding and services have been provided for HIV alone, and could include combining HIV screening with screening for other non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.





    In India, for example, if HIV testing and treatments were combined with those for syphilis among women sex workers and gay men it could reduce the number of new HIV cases at a national-level by 7% between 2018 and 2028, the report estimated. "Health systems must be designed to meet the needs of the people they serve, including having the capacity to address multiple health problems simultaneously," Prof Chris Beyrer said. "No-one can be left behind in our efforts to achieve sustainable health."


    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-44884593

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    Coalition of advocacy groups worried about Trump's commitment to AIDS fight...
    Health Groups Urge Congress Not to Allow AIDS Fight to Wane
    November 29, 2017 - A coalition of nearly 40 advocacy groups said Wednesday they're concerned about the Trump administration's commitment to the global fight against AIDS so they're urging senior members of Congress to make sure money for key prevention programs isn't cut back.


    See also:


    Rising HIV Infections See Iran Challenge Notions About Sex
    November 29, 2017 — In a square in a poor eastern Tehran neighborhood known for its drug addicts and dealers, psychologist Atefeh Azimi draws another drop of blood from a worried passer-by's finger. She works on a nearby bench, where a sign next to her in English and in Farsi urges the public to receive free voluntary counseling and HIV testing.

    Does that sign really say that?

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    HIV Infects 1 Teen Girl Every 3 Minutes...
    UN: HIV Infects 1 Teen Girl Every 3 Minutes
    July 25, 2018 - One girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, every three minutes of every day, a United Nations report found.

    The report, released Wednesday at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, said teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the AIDS epidemic, largely due to gender inequality. Henrietta Fore, head of the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF), called it a "crisis of health." "In most countries, women and girls lack access to information, to services, or even just power to say no to unsafe sex," she said. "HIV thrives among the most vulnerable and marginalized, leaving teenage girls at the center of the crisis."



    School girls light candles in the shape of a ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign ahead of World Aids Day, in Ahmedabad, India



    The report said while there was significant progress in the battle against AIDS in other age groups, it is notably lacking among adolescents. While AIDS-related deaths among all other age groups have been falling since 2010, those among children aged 15 to 19 have seen no reduction.In 2017, 1.2 million 15- to 19-year-olds were living with HIV, three in five of them were girls, according to UNICEF. Actress and activist Charlize Theron addressed the issue in her speech at the conference.


    The AIDS epidemic is "not just about sex or sexuality," she said. It is also about "the second-class status of women and girls worldwide." The solution, according to Angelique Kidjo, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador who contributed to the report, is education and economic empowerment. "We need to make girls and women secure enough economically that they don't have to turn to sex work," she said. "We need to make sure they have the right information about how HIV is transmitted and how to protect themselves."


    https://www.voanews.com/a/un-report-...s/4500361.html

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    $431,119: NIH Funds HIV Intervention Among Heroin, Crack Users on US-Mexico Border

    August 7, 2018 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Lehigh University $431,119 in taxpayer funds for HIV intervention among heroin and crack users along the U.S.-Mexico border.
    The project is a collaboration between the University of Texas at El Paso, The Alliance for Border Collaborative and Program Comparers “to adapt, implement, and evaluate a multi-level, community-based, HIV prevention intervention (Project Encuentro).” “The intervention was developed in an area severely affected by violence and stigma towards drug users, El Salvador, which makes it particularly suitable for adaptation to meet the needs of drug users living in the proposed intervention site, the U.S.-Mexico border,” the grant abstract stated.

    According to the grant, “the proposed intervention site also has been severely affected by violence, which has curtailed any prior attempts” to reduce drug addicts’ HIV risk. “Violence has worsened structural factors which affect HIV risk such as, increasing police persecution and stigma and reducing access to resources. In our proposed project, we will engage in formative research to understand the context of HIV risk of drug users in the border region post violence and adapt the intervention accordingly,” it stated.


    Researchers will conduct “parallel research on the effectiveness of interventions shown to be effective in Latino drug users in two very different contexts: El Salvador and the U.S.-Mexico border.” The findings of the study will allow researchers to “tailor intervention components to meet the needs of drug users in the region.” The project start date is listed as April 5, 2016, and it ends on Jan. 31, 2021. Funding began on Feb. 1, 2018 and ends on Jan. 31, 2019. Attempts to reach project leader Julia Lechuga went unanswered by the time the article was published.

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...sers-us-mexico


    Hmmm, must be headed by a Democrat.

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