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#ICASA2013 Live Daily Delivery | December 7-11, 2013 | Curated coverage presented from Cape Town, South Africa.

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Coverage from Monday, December 9

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ARV Intolerance:
A Growing Problem for AIDS Treatment in Africa

New research suggests that some AIDS patients are developing drug intolerance and severe side effects and will now have to switch to new, more expensive antiretroviral regimens. 

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Emerging Conversations

Scaling up HIV treatment in Africa

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“HIV treatment is a game-changer” was one of the main messages from participants at a key session on Scaling up HIV treatment in Africa: 2015 and beyond.

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AVAC Urges HIV Prevention Research "Reality Check"

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In a report released today, AVAC calls on funders and researchers to capitalize on lessons learned from a range of recent HIV prevention trials.

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First Lady Seeks Condom Availability to Youth

Zambia Daily Mail  \\  By Linda Nyondo 

First Lady Christine Kaseba has called on relevant authorities to make condoms and contraceptives available to adolescents and young people.

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Live Conversation

Top Tweets from #ICASA2013 

Participants at ICASA 2013 are helping to capture the conversations using #ICASA2013. Follow the entire conversation. 

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Mantoe Phakath@MantoeP 
Resource allocation to disability & HIV work us very poor. Pilitical will there but not enough says Philemon Simwaba at #ICASA2013


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ICASA YouthFront @ICASAYouthFront
Last words; Young women - Be the wise one, don't compromise & CONDOMIZE! #ICASA2013 plenary @UNFPA 


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MSF South Africa @MSF_southafrica
Mark Heywood: "the talk of 'end of Aids' is misleading, potentially immobilising and irresponsible. Let's stop it." #ICASA2013 

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Videos to Inspire

Sex Workers Must Be a Part of the Conversation on HIV/AIDS 
// by Dorothy Ogutu 

Dorothy Ogutu, Africa Regional Coordinator for the African Sex Worker Alliance, talks about why it is critical to include sex workers in HIV prevention program design and implementation.


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Breakthroughs in Reaching Key Populations in Ghana
// by Kimberly Green

Kimberly Green, Ghana Deputy Country Director for FHI 360, discusses the successes of the SHARPER Project in reaching key populations.


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Youth Voices at ICASA 2013
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Mind the Gap: Engaging Young Men and Boys in Getting to Zero 
// by Remmy Shawa, Sonke Gender Justice and Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Women Deliver  

Throughout the session rooms of this 17th ICASA, it’s clear that gender inequality is a key driver of HIV in Africa. Gender-based violence, harmful practices against girls (like child marriage and female genital cutting) and violence against women in key affected populations all increase risk for HIV infection. 

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Video Daily Crowdblogs 

ICASA 2013 Live Blog 
// by FHI 360

Live updates throughout the ICASA 2013 conference using participant tweets, photos, videos and quotes. 

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Story Key Resource 

MEASURE: Demographic and Health Surveys
// by USAID & ICF International 

The MEASURE DHS STATcompiler allows users to make custom tables based on hundreds of demographic and health indicators across more than 70 countries. Customize tables to view indicators by background characteristics, over time, and across countries.he use and popularity of social media have thrown open the doors of global health-related events. 

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Realizing the Full Potential of Microbicides for Women’s HIV Prevention

Degrees Blog // by Robyn Dayton & Kathleen Shears, FHI 360 

The need for better HIV prevention options for women has driven the search for a microbicide, a product that could be used to reduce the risk of HIV infection. Microbicides hold promise as a new method that women can control — or at least initiate —to protect themselves from HIV. 

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Video Perspective 

Zuma Asked to Make China Pay // by Kerry Cullinan

President Jacob Zuma should use his influence to ensure that China donates money to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. This call was made at the opening of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) this weekend by Robert Soundre, chairperson of ICASA and of the Society for AIDS in Africa.

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Video Daily Coverage

TERRAVIVA - Edition 4: Independent Media Coverage of ICASA 2013
// by Inter Press Service News Agency

This coverage was commissioned by the ICASA 2013 Secretariat in partnership with IPS and with support by UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, the WFP and UNESCO. 

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Video Film + interactive 

See What We See - AIDS is Not Over Yet
// by MSF

Theses films feature moving first-hand accounts of patients and doctors in South Africa, Lesotho, DRC and Myanmar – who see people falling through the cracks when it comes to testing and treatment. 

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