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October 31 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:06:11

[What'sUpHIV]Maureen Milanga, a staffer at Health GAP in Keyna and an alumna of the AVAC Advocacy Fellows program, presented a poster demonstrating how advocates from Kenya, Zimbabwe and Nigeria were able to influence their countries by strategically raising their voices to increase demand for key interventions.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:06:03

[What'sUpHIV]A man caught my eye this week. It's somewhat fitting that a symbol of "human endeavour" (per the artist) is bearing witness to this week's HIV R4P Conference - itself a testimony to ongoing global efforts to push the boundaries of HIV prevention science.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:02:25

[What'sUpHIV]The one question research scientists dread most - but one which journalists are obliged to ask - is, "So when will this be available for general use?"

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 10:47:28

[State Department]This blog post by Margaret A. Hamburg originally was posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website October 28. Hamburg serves as commissioner of the FDA.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 10:02:34

[What'sUpHIV]If you like movies at all, by now you will have seen - many times - the scene in romantic comedies in which a woman walks into her bathroom to perform a simple test which will tell her (with a high degree of accuracy) whether or not she is pregnant.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 09:26:27

[What'sUpHIV]Crossroads in Cape Town is your classic African "tough neighbourhood". It is a shanty town - a slum. So how do you go about getting volunteers from a place like that - a place in which all authority is usually viewed with doubt and suspicion - to participate in clinical trial which involves such potentially sensitive interventions as "vaginal rings", "vaginal gels" and "vaginal microbicides"?

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 09:24:18

[What'sUpHIV]Cape Town -Wednesday was key populations day at the HIVR4P conference. Key population is HIV jargon for groups that have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection -- so groups that might be more at risk for HIV infection.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 09:20:42

[What'sUpHIV]Cape Town -Women are at the heart of the AIDS epidemic--and at the forefront of the search for successful solutions - as activists, educators, trial volunteers, nurses, care givers and so much more.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 09:20:41

[What'sUpHIV]The fight against AIDS requires a massive and continuing public health information campaign and the media is crucial to this.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Oct 31 2014, 06:03:02

[IDS]A new comprehensive programme on Integrated Seed Sector Development for Africa (ISSD Africa), aiming to support a vibrant, dynamic and diverse seed sector in the continent, was launched in September in Nairobi. ISSD Africa is supported by the IDS-based Future Agricultures Consortium, with involvement from IDS Research Fellow John Thompson.

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