PEPFAR’s Commitment to Key Populations Remains Strong

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 2:42 pm

In the next 12 months, PEPFAR intends to spend over $360 million dollars to support key populations. The Challenge We will only control and ultimately end the HIV/AIDS epidemic if we address the underlying issues that prevent people from accessing ...

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Official press releases 20 of the world’s leading researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm

25 July 2018 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – The “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law” and an accompanying editorial were published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) today. Concerned that HIV criminalization laws are partly driven by ...

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Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals: the International AIDS Society—Lancet Commission

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 2:17 pm

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) have marked a new era in global development-to strive towards a healthier, fairer, and safer world by 2030. Improving the health and well-being of the world’s people is at the core of the SDGs and ...

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Optimizing the impact of key population programming across the HIV cascade

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm

By Rose Wilcher The USAID– and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project is excited to announce the arrival of a new supplement in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS)titled Optimizing the Impact of Key Population Programming Across the HIV Cascade. A collaboration among LINKAGES, USAID, CDC, amfAR, and JIAS, this supplement contributes new ...

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Session Summaries from AIDS 2018 on Funding and Financing

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Meeting the challenge: Community financing for a sustained response, a Session Summary Session Summary As donor funding flat lines increased domestic funding is vital for the sustainable HIV response. In addition community mobilization and KP-led health services may ensure none ...

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Nam Aidsmap

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 10:39 am

NAM works to change lives by sharing information about HIV and AIDS. We believe that, wherever you are in the world, having independent, clear and accurate information is vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It enables individuals and ...

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Women: At the Heart of the HIV Response for Children

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

Throughout the world, women have disproportionately borne the impact of HIV, as caregivers and recipients of care. In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the greatest number of people living with HIV, 60 per cent of people living with HIV are ...

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Uganda’s new sex education framework will do more harm than good

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

Uganda has launched its first ever guideline on sex education. The National Sexuality Education Framework 2018 aims to provide a formal, national direction for sex education within Uganda’s schools, ensuring that all programmes adhere to the same approach. The problem ...

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Quality improvement as a framework for behavior change interventions in HIV-predisposed communities: a case of adolescent girls and young women in northern Uganda

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Despite the conventional approaches to HIV prevention being the bedrock for early reductions in HIV infections in Uganda, innovations that demonstrate reduction in risk to infection in vulnerable populations need to be embraced urgently. In the past 2 years, a USAID-funded ...

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Ghana: Fighting HIV/Aids – A Test Case for Ghana Beyond Aid

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

Since the Human Immune Virus and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome HIV/AIDS, were first reported in the country in 1986, the fight to control and contain it has not been easy. It may be impossible to count the number of ...

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