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19 August 2014

HIV research and prevention programs at risk with decline in investments

The total amount spent on HIV prevention research in 2013 dropped by 4 percent (US$50 million) to US$1.26 billion. Key reasons for this decline include a reduction in investments by the United States and European government donors and changes in the international development landscape. This is presented in a report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group.

06 August 2014

HIV epidemic roughly 25% smaller than originally estimated

Last week The Lancet published a study which used a new systematic analysis method for the global, regional and national incidence and mortality for HIV, TB and Malaria.  This study revealed that previous HIV mortality estimates have been hugely overestimated, and that the HIV epidemic is actually around 25 percent smaller than previously estimated, particularly across the concentrated epidemics of Latin America and Eastern Europe.