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Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Reports, Initiatives From International AIDS Conference -- Aug. 7

August 7, 2008

As part of its expanded coverage of the XVII International AIDS Conference, which is being held Aug. 3 through Aug. 8 in Mexico City, the Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report will feature studies and initiatives released during the conference. Summaries of select publications and initiatives appear below.

  • "2008 Pipeline Report (.pdf)," Treatment Action Group: The annual report reviews medical technologies that could be beneficial to HIV-positive people within the next few years, including antiretroviral, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C drugs; diagnostics; vaccines; and microbicides. According to the report, the past five years of inert public research funding, which has resulted in a 20% decrease in real dollars adjusted for inflation, have begun to affect development of new interventions to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, TB and hepatitis B and C. The report calls for increased public funding for biomedical research, with a five-year, 15% annual increase in funding recommended for NIH. The report also says that greater investment in HIV, TB, and hepatitis research is needed by wealthy and developing countries worldwide (TAG release, 8/3).

  • "From the Ground Up: Building Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Programs in Resource-Limited Settings," Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: The foundation produced the publication with support from the "A Day in the Life of Africa" Foundation/Tides Foundation, the U.S. government, Harvard University and other groups. The guide aims to improve and expand HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment efforts in resource-limited settings. The three-volume publication contains guidelines designed and written for health care providers, managers, policymakers and implementers, as well as the academic community (Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation release, 8/5).

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  • "The Life Initiative: Hotels Addressing AIDS," UNAIDS/IMPULSO/CONAES: The initiative is aimed at hotel guests and staff in Mexico and hopes to raise awareness about HIV prevention and discrimination. It also will promote the creation of sustainable HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programs in hotels. The prevention campaign will include the display of HIV/AIDS-related leaflets, posters and brochures; art exhibitions; distribution of no-cost male and female condoms; and HIV/AIDS-related films in all participating hotels (UNAIDS release, 7/23).

  • "Make it Matter (.pdf)," United Nations Population Fund: The report focuses on three goals that it says should be central components of a successful response to HIV/AIDS -- improved access to sexual and reproductive health for girls and young women; the expansion of socioeconomic opportunities for girls and young women; and the end of child marriage. The report also presents national experiences on HIV/AIDS prevention with the aim of scaling up successful initiatives (UNFPA release, 8/6).


Kaisernetwork.org is the official webcaster of the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Click here to sign up for your Daily Update e-mail during the conference. A webcast of a session about women's rights is available online, and a webcast about antiretrovirals also is available online.

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Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv. The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, by The Advisory Board Company. © 2008 by The Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.


  
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Please note: Knowledge about HIV changes rapidly. Note the date of this summary's publication, and before treating patients or employing any therapies described in these materials, verify all information independently. If you are a patient, please consult a doctor or other medical professional before acting on any of the information presented in this summary. For a complete listing of our most recent conference coverage, click here.

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