In the face of a misguided response to HIV/AIDS in Russia, these bright stars are taking charge

Source: Science | June 11, 2018

In 2015, Pavel Lobkov, a news anchor on TV Rain, an independent station in Moscow, confronted a predicament unlike any he had faced in more than 2 decades working as a journalist. 1,439 more words


Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is getting worse, not better

Source: Science | June 11, 2018

In 2015, a dermatologist in Russia’s fourth largest city, Yekaterinburg, diagnosed Katia with herpes. “I had no idea what it was,” says Katia, who asked that her last name not be used. 2,439 more words


Hong Kong: New research points to 'functional cure' for HIV

(Reuters) A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment. 352 more words


Joseph Maldonado

March 22, 1949 – July 25, 1989

Born in Detroit, Joseph Daniel Maldonado grew up in Saginaw and moved back to Detroit following high school.  Through much of the 1970s he performed as Dani DiLetto at such clubs at Morey’s, the Iron Hinge, and Bookie’s Club 870.  33 more words

Measuring the Pathway to Better Outcomes for Children Affected by HIV

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) engaged the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)- and PEPFAR-funded MEASURE Evaluation project to develop and support the rollout of an overarching framework that outlines the pathway toward better outcomes for children affected by HIV. 155 more words


Key populations: Lost in the data desert

I’m writing a book on the politics of data for key populations, and it’s led me to think about “data deserts” – areas where no data is produced, so no programs or social services are provided. 955 more words

Aid Accountability

The Terrifying Truth About HIV Long-Term Survival!

The harsh reality is that the only people really qualified to comment on long-term survival are – long-term survivors.

Being a HIV long-term survivor is a bit like being a Vietnam veteran…more often than not you feel delegated to the sidelines of history.

2,240 more words