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USAID Interviews Kenyan Government Staff Regarding Cabinet Memorandum Outlining HIV Program Fundraising Options

USAID's "IMPACTblog" interviews Regina Ombam, head of strategy for the Kenya National AIDS Control Council (NACC), and Irene Mukui, the antiretroviral therapy (ART) program manager for Kenya's National AIDS and STI Control Program, regarding a Cabine...

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Circumcision Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in London, United Kingdom: An Unlikely Strategy for HIV Prevention

Male circumcision is unlikely to be a workable HIV prevention strategy among London MSM, the current study suggests. The team undertook the research to explore attitudes about circumcision among MSM in London and to assess the feasibility of conducti...

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Freedom! Chinese AIDS Activist Tian Xi Released

Chinese AIDS activist Tian Xi is free after a year in prison for destruction of property at the hospital where he was infected with HIV.

Tian, who has lobbied the Chinese government to compensate him and tens of thousands of others infected with HIV...

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Family Matters: Programs for HIV-Positive Families

There are more than 1,500 children and youth living with HIV in Canada. Yet, in many parts of the country, finding supports for them is still very challenging. Though a lack of funds limits what many AIDS service organizations (ASOs) can provide, thr...

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Michelle Obama Visits HIV/AIDS Clinic in Botswana

"Michelle Obama on Friday began the second leg of her weeklong visit to Africa by wielding a brush to help paint a mural" at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence in the capital city of Gaborone, the Associated Press reports. T...

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AIDS-Hit Swaziland Sees Reason for Hope

Swaziland's HIV prevalence rate is the world's highest, more than one-quarter of residents ages 15 to 49 are believed to carry the virus, but an activist there sees some rays of hope. Sipho Dlamini, programs director for the Swaziland National Networ...

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Mauritian Vice President Says "No Time for Complacency" on Fighting HIV/AIDS

Strong international commitments are needed now to fight HIV/AIDS, the vice president of Mauritius said Wednesday at the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS. "The adverse impact of the AIDS epidemic on socioeconomic progress, particularly ...

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Australia: Safe Sex Ads to Return to Bus Shelters

Ads advocating protected sex are set to return to Brisbane bus stops after being removed following complaints. The ads depict a fully dressed same-sex couple grasping a wrapped condom.

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) accused the "Rip and Roll" ...

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Kenya Considers How PEPFAR Technical Guidance on MSM Squares With Laws Against Homosexuality

PEPFAR's recent release of its "Technical Guidance on Combination HIV Prevention" (.pdf) for men who have sex with men (MSM) "could force countries like Kenya who are strongly opposed to men having sex with men to backtrack," Nairobi Star/allAfrica.c...

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People Living With HIV/AIDS in China Face Discrimination When Accessing Health Care, Report Says

HIV-positive people living in China "are routinely being denied medical treatment in mainstream hospitals due to fear and ignorance about the disease," according to a study based on interviews with 103 people living with HIV/AIDS and 23 health care w...