This report from VOA suggests that there was not a lot of agreement at the consultation on testing and counselling scale up meeting in Phom Penh in June.
What are the chances that Burma / Myanmar will follow recommendation 13: “Codes of conduct and mechanisms for receiving, examining and responding to complaints are needed for HIV services, including HIV testing and counselling in health facilities, closed settings and in context of labor and migration.”?
This article is unremarkable except that the author notes that there is piecemeal Chinese collaboration on HIV. I can't think of any Chinese collaboration with Myanmar / Burma on HIV. There were reports of Chinese volunteers a few months ago but they seem to have sunk without a trace. Does anyone have any information about them?
What do [him] readers think of Narinjara reporting the names of people with HIV? The [him] moderator has removed the names in this posting so it is clear what he thinks of it.
The [him] moderator thinks the previous eleven have been released but Phyu Phyu Tin is still in custody.
When an HIV activist goes missing in China, all hell breaks loose. The major mass media, blogs, email lists, and powerful movers and shakers get involved. When Phyu Phyu Tin disappears in Myanmar the international response is … almost nothing. Why?
This Myanmar official's explanation of the Global Fund pullout given to the UN General Assembly last month is amusing. He blames the grant termination on 'extraneous factors'.
The Global Fund will decide on this third approach later in the year. Watch this space …