This excellent synopsis on the relationship between two important diseases in Burma/Myanmar is based on a presentation made at the most recent 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection CROI. The [him] moderator listened to the webcast on http://www.retroconference.org/2006/data/files/retro2006_frameset.htm but realises that broadband is, to say the least, not commonly available for readers in Burma.
Again, the vital importance of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis for people living with HIV is highlighted.
When the [him] moderator first saw this headline he thought that it might be referring to him since he has worked on both sides of the picket line border. But it turns out to be an advertising chameleon. This is a good summary article on social marketing efforts in Burma …
There may be no opportunity for people in Myanmar to get involved in preparations for the UN General Assembly session on HIV this summer except through joining this Coalition. Has a consultation been held in Myanmar?
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The [him] moderator wonders whether anyone working inside Burma has a response to Dr Cynthia’s assertions in this AFP article:
“Many groups focus on an issue — nutrition, HIV. The NGOs in Burma don't have much opportunity to work closely with the community,” she says. “Sometimes (people trying to help) have short-term objectives but no long-term vision. We need long-term commitment,” she says.