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More Great News on the Global Fund

If you remember back in March, when we met with global leaders in The Hague, the Global Fund released some impressive reports detailing their work to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Now, just a few months later, they’ve released new data, and the results are astounding:

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What We’re Reading: World Bank Cancels Haiti’s Debt

World Bank cancels Haiti’s $36 million debt – Haiti’s $36 million debt to the World Bank was canceled to further spur their recovery from a massive earthquake in January, thanks in part to the help of 13 countries including Canada, France, Italy and Spain.

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Smallpox vaccine may protect against HIV?

That’s what one study seems to suggest, but it’s far too early to draw any conclusions. The Washington Post has the details:

Laboratory tests suggested that immunity to smallpox triggered by the smallpox vaccine can inhibit the replication of the AIDS virus, the researchers said in the journal BMC Immunology.

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Positive Pondering on World AIDS Vaccine Day

Here’s a partner post from our friends at IAVI in honor of World AIDS Vaccine Day:

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More details of gender-based violence prevention funding

Last week I blogged about a big announcement from the State Department outlining a new $30 million commitment to combating gender-based violence through PEPFAR. Over at State’s DipNote blog, US Global AIDS Ambassador Eric Goosby has a bit more background on the need to address gender-based violence and how this funding will do that.
He explains:

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