As the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam comes to a close, check out some of the top headlines from this past week at #AIDS2018!
- Opinion: We won’t end AIDS unless we invest in health workers (Devex, July 23)
Authored by Seed CEO Vanessa Kerry: Advancements in health and science and a sea change in policy priorities over the past decade have made it possible to believe that an end to the HIV epidemic might be in sight.
- Bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response (UNDP, July 22)
Discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.
- Opening Speech at AIDS 2018 (WHO, July 23)
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyeus, Director-General of the World Health Organization gives an opening speech about universal health coverage at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam.
- Donor cuts could threaten global progress on HIV, new research warns (AIDS 2018, July 24)
If donor government funding for HIV continues to fall, nearly two decades of progress against the disease will be in jeopardy, according to new research presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today.
- GSK’s two-drug HIV treatment proves itself in key tests (Reuters, July 24)
GlaxoSmithKline’s simple two-drug treatment for HIV works as well as standard triple therapy, even in people with relatively high levels of the virus that causes AIDS, clinical study results presented on Tuesday showed.
- AIDS 2018: Safe injecting sites open public health opportunities across Europe (Science Speaks, July 24)
The one place he reliably showed up, two or three times a day, in fact, was the place where he could inject drugs safely, without risk of overdose, of catching another infection, or transmitting his.
- Trial of ‘kick and kill’ approach to HIV cure leaves puzzles to be solved (Imperial college London, July 24)
Led by Imperial College London, the University of Oxford, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, and the University of Cambridge, the RIVER study aimed to improve on current care by eradicating HIV from the body, which would represent a major step forward in the search for a cure.
- ‘Nobody needs to die of AIDS anymore,’ Elton John says (CNN, July 25)
Among scourges like malaria, diabetes and cancer, AIDS is the only major epidemic that could be ended “in our lifetime,” if only old-fashioned attitudes and society could be changed, Elton John said Tuesday.
- 20 of the world’s leading researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws (AIDS 2018, July 25)
Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission.
- New Data Show Dramatic Progress in Namibia Toward HIV Epidemic Control and Substantial Gaps in Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon (PEPFAR, July 25)
The Government of the Republic of Namibia, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University (ICAP) released new data today at the 2018 International AIDS Conference demonstrating the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Namibia.
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