ABC News: Big Names Call for More AIDS Funds – Turning the tide toward an AIDS-free generation will take more than increased funding and research – both of which were called for at the IAC Monday – but also a renewed outlook internationally. “The AIDS epidemic is not fueled by the virus,” musician Elton John said. “It is fueled by ignorance and hate.” (Dr. Monique Duwell)
New York Times: AIDS: Drug Resistance Growing in Parts of Africa, a Study Says – According to a report by the World Health Organization and the University College London, drug resistance is becoming increasingly serious in eastern and southern Africa. The authors call for an improvement in pharmacy supply chains to prevent shortages and enhanced monitoring of patients on treatment. (Donald G. McNeil Jr.)
Reuters: Study raises hope for new drugs for resistant tuberculosis – A clinical trial found a drug cocktail killed 99 percent of participants’ tuberculosis bacteria in two weeks, boosting hopes for a defense against resistant forms of TB – the largest killer of AIDS patients.
NPR: HIV Testing Goes Mobile In Rural South Africa – In an effort to raise HIV awareness in South Africa, Doctors Without Borders is going mobile. The teams visit households, inviting all occupants to test on the spot. However, “The challenge is that increasing testing we find more positive people,” thus, the organization has proposed a “community-based model of HIV care.” (Jason Beaubien)