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Creative Consulting & Development Works has worked closely with UNAIDS for the past NUMBER years, assisting with the production of their newsletter HIV this week, which first appeared in 2006. The newsletter was designed to be a source of information on HIV, disseminating science abstracts to readers with insightful editorial comment for each abstract. The newsletter, created by the Chief Scientific Adviser to the UNAIDS, Dr Catherine Hankins, became extremely popular and gained a loyal readership. After her retirement in 2011, the newsletter was renamed HIV this month.
We assisted with this relaunch of the newsletter and would like to share the last two editions which have been issued so far. We will be sharing upcoming issues with you as they become live, so be sure to keep a look out for them.
Welcome to the second issue of UNAIDS HIV this month!
HIV This Week first appeared in May 2006. It was an important innovation for UNAIDS – designed to be a readily accessible source of the latest science on HIV, presented in a user-friendly format. One of the key features of HIV This Week – and what set it apart from other services that disseminate science abstracts – was the editorial comment that accompanied each abstract – enabling readers to situate emerging information in the panoply of HIV science and pointing them to the significance of the findings. HIV This Week was the brainchild of the Chief Scientific Adviser to UNAIDS, Dr Catherine Hankins.
Extremely rapidly, HIV This Week found an audience. Of all the products that come out of UNAIDS, it remains one of the most loyally followed, with appreciative feedback coming in regularly from all corners of the earth. Cate Hankins retired from UNAIDS in 2011 and, after her final issue in May 2012, the responsibility for HIV This Week passed into new hands. After a short hiatus it was renamed HIV this month and is positioned as the centrepiece of a new UNAIDS platform for scientific exchange.
From the new team, we want to thank Dr Catherine Hankins as the founder of HIV This Week. We hope the editors and guest editors of HIV this month will be able to live up to her legacy of editorial excellence and will continue to meet the standards of insight and liveliness that she set. We also hope that Cate will appear in HIV this month in the future as a key figure in the world of HIV science from her new role as Deputy Director, Science at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
This month, we have asked Dr David Hoos to be our Guest Editor and to share his comments on the month’s papers. David is an internist and public health physician and the Director of Implementation at ICAP, a major PEPFAR funded implementing partner located at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in New York. ICAP is providing support for HIV, tuberculosis, and reproductive health services at facility, district, province and national levels in over 18 countries. He served as Treatment Advocacy Advisor at UNAIDS in 2011, and has also served on numerous WHO and Global Fund panels.
Enjoy David’s insights.
Guest Editor for this month, Dr. David Hoos
Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval
If you would like to read the HIV this month newsletters and get more insight to some of the current issues and global trends pertaining to HIV and AIDS, please click here to download the latest edition of HIV this month in PDF format. Please click here to download the previous edition in PDF format of HIV this month.
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