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THE BATTLE TO END MALARIA: SENEGAL LEADS BY EXAMPLE

AWA MARIE COLL-SECK
Minister of Health, Government of Senegal
MARK DYBUL
Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
April 24, 2014
 

Issue Brief: Trans Populations and HIV: Time to End the Neglect

Amfar.org
Published Monday, March 31, 2014

Evidence suggests that trans populations may be the most heavily burdened by HIV worldwide. Failure of the global HIV response to meet the needs of this at-risk group is largely the result of wide-scale stigma, neglect, and institutionalized discrimination. Click here to download full PDF version.

Giving treatment to specific high-risk people may bring down HIV faster than distributing it equally

Gus Cairns
Published: 08 April 2014

In a concentrated epidemic, HIV is mainly restricted to – or at least more common in – specific risk groups. In this situation, and if universal antiretroviral treatment (ART) cannot be provided, it may have more effect in public health terms to give ART to people at high risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV.

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