Tag Archives: HIV
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High Court rules in favour of NHS providing ‘HIV prevention drug’ but big questions remain

The High Court has today ruled that the NHS in England can fund a drug that can reduce the chance of people catching HIV whilst engaging in high-risk sexual activities. NHS England had previously argued that local councils should provide PrEP (‘pre-exposure prophylaxis’) as ‘health prevention’ is […]

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Faith in family planning

Last week saw a major summit in London on the role of family planning in global development, hosted by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), and instigated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It was primarily a pledging conference, with the great […]

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Eurozone crisis setting back global health advances

Today is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Global Fund for HIV, TB and Malaria. This was an initiative promoted by then UN General Secretary Kofi Annan to put significant funding into fighting the three biggest communicable diseases afflicting the developing world. Sadly, […]

The Winner of the 2011 ICMDA Dignity and Right to Health Award

The Winner of the 2011 ICMDA Dignity and Right to Health Award

It is our great privilege and pleasure to announce that Dr. Olive Frost is the most worthy winner of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) HIV Initiative Dignity and Right to Health Award for 2011. The “Dignity and Right to Health Award” is an […]

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Is ‘faith healing’ costing lives?

As we approach yet another World AIDS day, it is worth stopping to reflect where we have got to this year. First the good news – new HIV infections are down, deaths are down, and the number of people on antiretroviral treatment is up. The […]