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Just a few stories I’d like to highlight briefly:

Uganda: Waging War on HIV, Malaria, TB (from The East African)

ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED in the fight against HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis in the developing world need to improve the co-ordination of their programmes and co-operate more to avoid losing the gains made against the three diseases, a recent conference in Kampala was told.

Antiretroviral Therapy As HIV Prevention Strategy (from Medical News Today)

Despite advances in HIV treatment such as topical microbicides, pre- and post-exposure treatment and male circumcision, HIV infections continue to increase worldwide. Dr. Montaner and co-authors argue that “expanded access to highly active antiretroviral therapy for patients with a medical indication will reduce AIDS-related illness and deaths and may reduce HIV incidence.”

A Persistent Scourge: HIV-AIDS continues to ensnare young gay men (from the Washington Post)

The CDC report is a reminder that the work of keeping people HIV-negative and getting those who are HIV-positive into treatment is never done. 

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~ by h.e.g. on July 1, 2008.

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