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July/August 2013        

Where Will the New WHO Guidelines Take HIV Treatment? 

Where Will the New WHO Guidelines Take HIV Treatment? The World Health Organization (WHO) issued revised guidelines for an earlier start to HIV treatment, "making waves" at the International AIDS Society conference in Kuala Lumpur. How will high-burden, low-resource countries respond to these new treatment guidelines? With leadership and innovation, blog MSH's Scott Kellerman and Jonathan Jay.
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Voices of Vietnam: Two People Living with HIV Discuss Transitioning to a Country-Led HIV & AIDS Program 

Voices of Viet Nam Two people living with HIV in Vietnam respond candidly to questions about sustaining an effective, country-led HIV & AIDS response.
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Addressing In-Country Transportation Bottlenecks Eliminates Needless Waste and Shortages of HIV Drugs 

Addressing In-Country Transportation Needs When recent assessments identified that many sites within C�te d'Ivoire were not receiving HIV & AIDS drugs as scheduled, the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), managed in country by MSH, identified challenges and mobilized solutions.
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Ethiopian Mothers' Support Groups Mentor HIV-Positive Moms  

Ethiopian Mother Support Groups Mentor HIV-Positive Moms Living with her unemployed husband, 10-month-old son, and 8-year-old HIV-positive daughter, Mearg felt that life was hopeless before joining a Mothers' Support Group at a health center in Ethiopia.
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Caregivers Establish Palm Oil Processing Mill to Raise Money for AIDS Orphans  

Caregivers Establish Palm Oil Processing Mill to Raise Money for AIDS Orphans Caregivers in Nigeria---home to nearly two million AIDS orphans---are working together to raise money so they can more effectively care for the vulnerable children.



AIDSTAR-Two: Building Civil Society and Other Organizational Capacity for Country-Led HIV & AIDS Programs  

AIDSTAR-Two: Building Civil Society and Other Organizational Capacity for Country-Led HIV & AIDS Programs "The AIDS response, at any level, requires strong and capable organizations," says AIDSTAR-Two's Deputy Director Ummuro Adano in an exclusive interview with MSH. "There is no other way to deliver services efficiently and effectively and sustain these services over time." 


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Go Together: The AIDS Movement and the Future of Global Health
"HIV care is already widely available in many developing countries. Financial protection is less relevant because HIV care is often free.
Expanding services for universal health coverage (UHC) will take money---and AIDS budgets might appear a likely source.

It's no surprise that AIDS groups have doubted this agenda, because nobody's made clear: What's in it for the AIDS movement?"

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