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Solution To HIV/AIDS Epidemic Is To Provide Information To People

CDC, UNAIDS, USAID and a "growing number" of African governments have acknowledged that "long-term, overlapping" sexual relationships are "major drivers" of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa and other regions of the world, but "this awareness in dawning awfully late," Helen Epstein -- author of the book "The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West and the Fight Against AIDS" -- writes in a Washington Post commentary.


Four Key Challenges For HIV

Ten years ago one million people in the European Region lived with HIV, but now more than 2.4 million are estimated to be infected, and the number is rising. Around half of those people are not aware that they are infected. The percentage varies greatly from country to country but no country knows exactly how many infected people it has within its borders.


Examining Involvement Of African Communities In Media Coverage Of HIV/AIDS

"Start the Press: How African Communities in the U.K. Can Work With the Media To Confront HIV Stigma," PANOS London: The report, which examines research by PANOS London and the African HIV Policy Network, looks at how African communities in the United Kingdom can work with the media to examine HIV/AIDS issues in the country.


DHR To Increase HIV Testing Among African-Americans

Georgia Department of Health received more than $1.9 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase testing and early diagnosis of HIV among African-Americans. Of Georgia's 2005 new HIV cases, African-Americans accounted for 79 percent of the diagnoses. This is the first time the CDC has given funds to the Division Public Health specifically to increase HIV testing among populations disproportionately affected by the disease.