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    More TB Deaths

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

    From the World Health Organization (WHO):
    HIV-related TB deaths higher than past estimates

    1.37 million new TB cases in 2007 among HIV-infected people, says new global TB control report

    The total number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases remained stable in 2007, and the percentage of the world’s population becoming ill with TB has continued the slow decline that […]

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    HIV in the Americas: Leveling Off? / VIH en las Américas: Se está nivelando?

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    HIV in the Americas: “Leveling off, but still unacceptable”
    Three million people were living with HIV in the Americas as of 2007—the latest year for which data are available—up from 2.7 million in 2001. This represents a “leveling off” of the epidemic in the Western Hemisphere, a top Pan American […]

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    Brazil Proceeds with Compulsory Licensing of Antiretroviral Drug / Brasil continua com a licença compulsória de medicamento antiretroviral

    Monday, October 6th, 2008

    Temas Observation: All developing nations have had the clear right to resort to compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals since the adoption of the Doha Declaration by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. Brazil has long reserved this right under its own laws, although previously it has been hesitant to actually use the power, preferring instead […]

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    Brazil to Invest R$25 Million by 2012 on Anti-HIV Vaccines / Brasil vai investir R$25 milhões até 2012 em vacinas anti-HIV

    Sunday, October 5th, 2008

    From Brazil’s National Program on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS (STD-AIDS):
    R$ 25 million to be invested in Anti-HIV Vaccines by 2012
    During the next four years the Brazilian Ministry of Health will invest R$ 25 million in research into the development of a vaccine against AIDS. The resources will be applied in human resource training, laboratory […]

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    Una nueva estrategia regional enfocada a la salud y el desarrollo de los adolescentes y jóvenes

    Saturday, October 4th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The Health Ministers of the Americas, at the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) top body, agreed to a 10-year regional new strategy and program to tackle issues in the health and development of adolescents and youth (ages 10-24).  The program is seen as an investment in the health […]

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    Brazil Finds 3 Promising Candidates for ARVs to Combat AIDS

    Friday, August 29th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The private Ataulpho de Paiva Foundation (FAP), the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC, part of the Fiocruz family of public institutions) — all based in Rio de Janeiro state — jointly announced today the discovery of three substances that are good candidates for anti-retroviral medicines to combat […]

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    Tackling HIV/AIDS Among LAC Children

    Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still has much work to do regarding HIV/AIDS among children and pregnant women.
    That was one of the lessons drawn from the recent WHO/UNAIDS/UNICEF report on the state of HIV/AIDS interventions. For example, among the Caribbean states the average of pregnant women that receive treatment with antiretrovirals to prevent […]

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    Toward a Caribbean Public Health Agency

    Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

    Over the last three decades, the nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have developed a series of small health-related institutions for different tasks, spread out over different member states. In recent years some member governments have questioned the wisdom and cost-effectiveness of having such compartmentalization.
    And some have even dared to wonder aloud if […]

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    Eliminating Vertical Transmission of HIV & Syphilis in the Caribbean by 2015

    Saturday, August 9th, 2008

    From the Pan American health Organization (PAHO):
    Caribbean public health authorities propose to eliminate vertical transmission of HIV and syphilis by 2015
    Public health authorities, HIV and Maternal and Child Health experts concluded that it is feasible to eliminate the vertical transmission of HIV and syphilis in the Caribbean by 2015. The conclusion was reached after a […]

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    Helping HIV/AIDS Prevention/Control in Barbados

    Thursday, August 7th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    World Bank Approves US$35 Million for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control
    The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a US$35 million loan to Barbados to support the implementation of the 2008-2013 National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control.
    The Second HIV/AIDS Project seeks to increase the adoption of safe behaviors and access to […]

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