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31 July – 14 August 2017

Research led by Rebecca Baggaley that shows offering HIV testing to people when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, is covered widely by UK media. There were over 70 articles including:  BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, The…

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24 – 30 July 2017

Peter Piot is quoted in a CNN article examining the potential impact of proposed US budget cuts on HIV/AIDS. On South Africa, Peter says: “The country has taken the epidemic response into its own hands…it now hosts the largest treatment program in the world financed for the most…

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11 – 23 July 2017

Following Prince Harry’s visit to the School, Peter Piot and Sentebale CEO Catherine Ferrier co-write a blog for the Huffington Post calling for the voices of young people affected by HIV/AIDS to be heard: “The largest ever generation of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa is at risk…

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3 – 10 July 2017

Prince Harry unites global HIV/AIDS leaders during a visit to the School. His Royal Highness joined Peter Piot and Sentebale Chief Executive Officer Catherine Ferrier, along with other key global health figures, to hear first-hand why youth in the region are failing to test for HIV and access…

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26 June – 2 July 2017

Sian Clarke talks to BBC World Service Newsday (34m50s) about her new research which found a malaria control package delivered by African schools dramatically cuts infection and reduces risk of anaemia in children. “If asymptomatic malaria is left untreated anaemia can often develop. This can cause tiredness and decreased attention…

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19 – 25 June 2017

James Logan is interviewed by Scientific American on a new study that will use twins to find clues about the genetic basis of mosquito attraction: “We hope this study will give us more insights into the mechanisms that help change our body odours to make us more or less attractive…

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12 – 18 June 2017

Sally Bloomfield provides comment to The Guardian on the potential contamination of children’s soft play areas: “[Ball pits] will become contaminated in the same way as any environment where there is a large number of children will become contaminated” adding that places with ‘millions of germs’ are often just…

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5 – 11 June 2017

Heidi Larson provides comment to CNN on the vaccination challenges in Europe: “I think the main point is that while there is overall good vaccine acceptance in Europe, there are clear trends reflecting more questioning about vaccines.” The article generates coverage in over 50 regional papers across the US.

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27 May – 4 June 2017

Michel Coleman provides comment to BBC News on research into a promising new treatment for ovarian cancer: “The excitement of the investigators is completely understandable, but one should be cautious about interpreting this result as a breakthrough for ovarian cancer patients until data on longer-term outcomes are available.” Michel…

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20 – 26 May 2017

Stephane Hue speaks to BBC One programme The Truth About… HIV (from 13m00s) discussing when and how the virus was first transmitted to humans: “Naturally, we want to know not who that person [first infected with HIV] was, but where did that virus come from. We realised, very early on…

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