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July 15, 2009

From TAGline 2009 Vol 16 No. 3

AIDS Funding Backlash: A Conversation with Sue Perez and Gregg Gonsalves
Pressure is increasing to redirect international funding for HIV into broader health initiatives. TAG’s policy director Sue Perez and international AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves talk about these challenges.

The HIV Entry Ban: What’s Next? A Talk with Nancy Ordover
Nancy Ordover, PhD, has served on the International Task Team on HIV-Related Travel Restrictions, convened by UNAIDS and concerned with issues relating to the human rights, public health, and economic impact of HIV entry bars on immigrants, migrants, refugees, asylees, detainees, and other mobile populations

Two New TAG Publications: Research Funding Gaps Revealed
Two new reports from TAG detail shortfalls in medical research funding for HIV, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis.

Adapted from remarks given on May 12, 2009, at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., at a celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), an ongoing prospective study of the natural and treated history of HIV infection in gay men. Over 7,000 men have participated in the MACS since it began enrolling subjects in 1984. The study has produced over 1,000 research publications and has been a seminal influence on how HIV is studied, prevented, diagnosed, and treated.


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Other TAG News:

TAG Publishes Guide to Hepatitis B for people living with HIV - Available in English and Spanish
This guide provides information on the prevention, care, and treatment of HBV, and the impact of HBV on HIV disease. It is designed to be accessible to people with no medical training. Where medical terms are used, they are explained in detailed but simple language

Read more in TAGline 2009, July 14, 2009.