Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine calls aids2031 book "necessary"

July 19, 2011

The Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine published a review of the aids2031 Consortium's recent book, noting that the changing context of the world's perception of the AIDS "crisis" has created a need for more accessible scholarship like AIDS: Taking a Long-Term View. The book is able to broadly and deeply examine the current state of the HIV/AIDS issue, as reviewers Ilaria Regondi and Alan Whiteside assert.

"The book succinctly takes stock of what the world of HIV has achieved, what it could have done differently, and what it should do today to ensure that 2031, the anniversary marking 50 years since AIDS was first reported, will be a party and not a funeral," they note. "In so doing, the group of academics and high-level practitioners that authored it – the aids2031 Consortium – provides a much-needed vision going forward." [Read More]

Aids 30 years on: Experts demand more action

June 6, 2011

From WalesOnline

Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the AIDS virus, Dr. Heidi Larson, Executive Director of aids2031, said that although huge progress has been made in some areas, we need to stay vigilant, revitalise prevention efforts and conduct a fresh awareness campaign to combat naïveté and complacency about the condition.  [Read More]


India registers 50% dip in new HIV cases: UN

April 1, 2011

Peter Piot and Heidi Larson of the aids2031 Consortium recently attended a conference in New Delhi, where they discussed aspects of their previous work on aids2031 as well as trends in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

From Zee News,

Peter Piot of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Nedicine, cautioned that it was "too premature to cry victory". He said, "We have the tools to fight the disease. But what we lack is a political commitment," he said. 

Heidi Larson of London School of Tropical Medicine said steps like decriminalisation of homosexuality in India were a positive step and will have a deep impact on the fight against the disease.
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