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Global gains in fight against HIV decline amid funding cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down according to the UNAIDS’ Global AIDS Update 2019. The report; Communities at the Centre, shows a mixed picture arising from a widening gap between …

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Donald Kaberuka new Global Fund board chairman

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | Former president of the African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka has been selected as the new board chairman of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Dr. Kaberuka was selected by the Global Fund Board on Thursday following a six-month search that was designed …

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Second HIV remission patient ignites cure hope

Paris, France | AFP | For just the second time ever a HIV patient is in sustained remission from the virus in what was hailed by experts Tuesday as proof that the AIDS-causing condition could one day be curable. Ten years almost to the day since the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being …

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Second case ever of ‘HIV cure’

‘London patient’: second case ever of HIV remission Paris, France | AFP |  A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday. Ten years after the first confirmed …

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Trump’s ambitious plan to eliminate HIV welcomed by experts

  Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate HIV in the United States within a decade has been welcomed by experts and advocacy organizations even as major challenges remain. Addressing Congress during the annual State of the Union speech, Trump hailed what …

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Under-fire UNAIDS chief offers to resign in June

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Scandal-plagued UNAIDS head Michel Sidibe offered Thursday to resign in June, following an expert report that said his “defective leadership” had plunged the agency into crisis. The timeline for the departure, confirmed by the agency, amounted to a concession from a leader accused of fostering a …

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AIDS treatment has progressed

But without a vaccine, suffering still abounds Kampala, Uganda | MAUREEN MILLER | I mentioned to a friend; a gay man nearing 60, that World AIDS Day, which has been observed on Dec. 1 since 1988, was almost upon us. He had no idea that World AIDS Day still exists. This …

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An AIDS cure

Global Researcher speaks out on why he cannot predict when it will come Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | American immunologist and Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci was a young doctor when he …

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Tanzanians overwhelm Kyotera Antiretroviral Therapy clinic

  Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Majority of the people seeking HIV treatment and care services from health centers in Kyotera district are Tanzanian nationals, URN has learnt. Records at Kakuuto Center IV and Kasensero Health Centers II show that a big percentage of people seeking Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) …

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