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April 2014
Science Speaks
The Center for Global Health Policy’s blog, Science Speaks, covered new Hep C guidelines from WHO, the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, promising news in antiretroviral access, and more
With repressive new laws threatening HIV responses in Uganda and Nigeria, a new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, new guidelines on hepatitis C from the World Health Organization, and a promising step in antiretroviral access, April was filled with global health news:

Police action in Uganda indicated the scope of threat to donor HIV responses:
http://sciencespeaksblog.org/2014/04/08/uganda-arrest-of-u-s-program-staffer-brings-laws-impacts-home-raises-questions-about-impact-on-global-aids-responses/

A week after her swearing in as United States Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Deborah Birx outlined her perspectives and priorities in her first official statement:
http://sciencespeaksblog.org/2014/04/14/ambassador-birx-we-will-never-waver-from-sound-public-health-human-rights-principles/

A deal promises wide access to an important new HIV medicine:
http://sciencespeaksblog.org/2014/04/02/medicines-patent-pool-drugmaker-agreement-set-to-expand-access-to-new-antiretroviral/

The World Health Organization issued its first guidelines for screening, treatment and prevention of hepatitis C:
http://sciencespeaksblog.org/2014/04/10/who-issues-first-hepatitis-c-guideline-notes-treatment-remains-unaffordable-to-most/



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