‘Beautiful babies’ will die without global HIV funding

Proposed cuts to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) would threaten the health of children with HIV in 65 countries around the world.

President Trump was moved to launch an attack on an air base in Syria in part because of images he saw of the youngest victims of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s most recent chemical assault on civilians. “Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.  Read more

Celebrated Montreal HIV/AIDS scientist Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

Dr. Mark Wainberg, one of the world’s leading HIV/AIDS researchers, died suddenly in Miami on April 11, 2017

Dr. Mark Wainberg

Dr. Mark Wainberg, a celebrated Canadian scientist known internationally for his ground-breaking research on HIV/AIDS, has died after an incident swimming in southern Florida. He was 71.  CTV News has confirmed that Wainberg was with family in a Miami suburb on Tuesday when he had trouble swimming.  Read More

 

 

India to ban discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS

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India has passed a landmark bill which aims to ensure equal rights for those living with HIV/AIDS.

The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, passed by the country’s parliament on Tuesday, will make it illegal to discriminate against people living with and affected by HIV.  Read More
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“This legislation begins to remove barriers and empowers people to challenge violations of their human rights,” said Steve Kraus, director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific.

Program offering kits for HIV self-testing extended

The Centers for Diseases Control’s launch last year of a trial program for HIV home testing was well received, so the centers yesterday said it would continue the project this year and the test kits would be available to pick up at convenience stores.

The program, launched in September last year, allows people to purchase a testing kit for NT$200 at nine health bureaus and service stations across the nation.  Read More