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UNITAID new grants total $120 million: Focus on childhood AIDS, TB and malaria

UNITAID has made new grants to allow hundreds of thousands of children in developing countries to access better and more affordable medicines for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (TB).

10 December 2012
Malaria study suggests drugs should target female parasites

Fresh insight into the parasite that causes malaria suggests a new way to develop drugs and vaccines to tackle the disease.

28 November 2012
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Can Asia save Africa from drug-resistant malaria?

Earlier this year, scientists announced that strains of malaria that resisted the most widely-used treatment had been confirmed in two locations in South East Asia.

26 November 2012
BBC Health
Concern raised about finance scheme for malaria drugs

The charity Oxfam has cast doubt on an international scheme that aims to boost the provision of the most effective treatment for malaria.

25 October 2012
BBC News
New malaria drug requires just one dose and appears twice as effective as existing regimen

Scientists are reporting development of a new malaria drug that, in laboratory tests, has been twice as effective as the best current medicine against this global scourge and may fight off the disease with one dose, instead of the multiple doses that people often fail to take. A report on the drug appears in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

18 October 2012
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Preventing malaria and diarrhoea delays need for antiretroviral therapy

The distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets and water filters to prevent malaria and water-borne diseases can significantly reduce the rate of HIV disease progression among Kenyan adults

26 July 2012
Keith Alcorn
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: cotrimoxazole prophylaxis

Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis is the use of a common antiobiotic to prevent a range of infections that commonly affect people living with HIV.

23 June 2012
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
13th International workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of HIV Therapy 16–18 April 2012, Barcelona

This important annual workshop always includes studies that are not presented to other meetings.

23 May 2012
Treat the mother - save the baby

A new report suggests that paying more attention to their mothers’ health, and focusing on certain damaging but treatable diseases, could be one key to tackling neonatal mortality.

21 May 2012
UNITAID statement on World Malaria Day 2012 Investing in Diagnostics to Improve Treatment

As the international community commemorates World Malaria Day this week, UNITAID is gearing up for its next round of agenda-setting investments in malaria: quality and innovative diagnostic technology.

25 April 2012

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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