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Recap of
Monday, July 21, 2014

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What is needed to 'step up the pace' on HIV prevention and treatment?

'Stepping up the pace', the theme of AIDS 2014, will require a new focus on key populations and geographical concentration of HIV, as well as intensified efforts to expand coverage of HIV testing and treatment, the 20th International AIDS Conference heard on Monday in Melbourne.

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Emerging Conversations


Ten organizations receive Red Ribbon Award for outstanding community leadership on AIDS


The Red Ribbon Award, presented every two years at the International AIDS Conference, is designed to honor and celebrate community-based organizations for their outstanding initiatives that show leadership in reducing the spread and impact of AIDS.

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Young people get in the zone for sexual and reproductive health and rights


A networking zone at the 20th International Aids Conference in Melbourne will champion the place of young people when it comes to efforts on sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV. The zone was officially opened July 21 by South African icon, musician and humanitarian, Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

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HIV researchers hopeful of a cure, but say 'long-term remission' more likely

By The Age

Leading HIV researchers are hopeful they will find a cure for the disease affecting more than 38 million people, but say strategies to achieve "long-term remission" are more likely to be found. On Monday, seven of the world's top HIV scientists said they did not want to raise false hopes of a cure, but believed remission was achievable.

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Top Tweets from #AIDS2014

Videos to Inspire

Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Awardee Paul Semugoma

Paul Semugoma, Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Awardee, discusses his advocacy work for MSM in Uganda.

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U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Debbie Birx, on the PEPFAR Roadmap

Ambassador Debbie Birx discusses the PEPFAR roadmap for controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic to reach an AIDS-free generation.

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When HIV Research and Data Collection Is at Odds with “Do No Harm”

Using maps to understand spatial patterns in disease epidemics is nothing new. Nineteenth century epidemiologist John Snow’s cholera map was a game-changer, allowing him to trace cholera’s devastating path at the most granular, household level. Within the HIV field, multi-colored push pins and paper maps were being used just a few years ago to identify the location of existing health facilities in order to inform where facilities were still needed in order to increase coverage and inform strategic planning.

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Dr. Gretchen Neigh: Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) Programme Award Winner

The Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) Programme is presented by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the Centers for AIDS Research Program (CFAR) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The programme aims to encourage innovation in the field of HIV research by providing one to two years of funding to early-stage scientists who do not have prior work experience with HIV. The CNIHR Programme allows the grantees the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research on HIV and AIDS.

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Edition 2 - July 22


  • What’s holding us back and how do we move faster?
  • Towards an HIV Cure Symposium: a platform to present state-of-the-art basic science, pre-clinical and clinical research towards an HIV cure.
  • Tuesday Programme Highlights
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HIV Cure, HIV Co-Infection and HIV Laws Feature on Day 2 of AIDS 2014

Monday's conference activities began with plenary presentations about the latest advances for an HIV cure (Jintanat Ananworanich of Thailand), latest trends in HIV epidemiology (Salim Abdool Karim of South Africa), and how people with HIV are participating in the contemporary global response to HIV (Lydia Mungherera of Uganda).

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AIDS 2014 TV by Websedge

Video Recaps from AIDS 2014 including:

  • Opening Ceremonies Recap
  • Interview with Chris Beyrer, President-Elect, International AIDS Society
  • Interview with Hon. David Davis, Health Minister for Victoria
  • Interview with Kim Davis, Positively Fabulous+
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Oil Search Daily Video Recap

As a platinum sponsor of AIDS 2014, Oil Search is determined to put a challenge out to the private sector to step up the pace in the response to HIV. As a Papua New Guinean company, Oil Search is also bringing a slice of PNG culture to Melbourne.

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Crowd voices

My struggles and triumphs as a HIV-positive boy

Bomani, a 15-year-old boy from Ntcheu District in Malawi, was diagnosed HIV positive when he was 12 years old. Bomani was one of the beneficiaries and a success story of the Integra project 2008–2013 that was implemented by International Planned Parenthood Federation member association Family Planning Association of Malawi. This is his story.

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Myanmar Youth Stars: The vanguard of a generation

Back in January of this year, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Alliance Myanmar and PhotoVoice joined forces to work with the Myanmar Youth Stars – a group of young people, under 25, who represent people most affected by HIV in Myanmar. The project aimed to increase visibility of key groups, challenge stigma and misconceptions that increase risks faced by them and other young people, and build the skills of the Youth Stars to enable them to be effective advocates and peer educators.

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Katy Perry's 'Unconditionally': A music video for #ShowYourLove

Katy Perry and UNICEF recently collaborated on a video in support of the 35 million people living with HIV, especially young people who often suffer in silence. They brought a group of young people together - both HIV positive and HIV negative - and watched some heartwarming moments unfold. Katy Perry has dedicated this video those who lost their lives in the MH 17 plane crash.

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Interview with Daisy Nakato – Sex Worker advocate in Uganda

Matt McDonell speaks with Daisy Nakato from the Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy. She is a passionate advocate for the basic rights of sex workers in Uganda. Daisy began paid sex work at the age of 17 and has seen the many injustices that sex workers encounter. She speaks of her personal experience of the anti-homosexuality bill, including having her name and photo plastered across a newspaper as a criminal.

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More News

Gilead Drug Combination Cures Hepatitis C in HIV Patients - Bloomberg News

Tunisia's fight against Aids hampered by widespread discrimination - The Guardian

HIV/AIDS on screen: by focusing on history, we ignore the present - The Conversation

New Drug Regimen: A miracle treatment for TB is a near possibility - Citizen News Service

HIV: Undetectable - MSF Access Campaign

Science not enough, AIDS conference told - Sky News


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