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For countries it is important to know what the status of the HIV epidemic is, what the size of the health care response is, and if the latter has had an effect on the trends in the burden of disease. Based on this priorities can be given to particular areas, strategic plans may be refocused, and certain efforts intensified. In the past year I have conducted two epidemic and impact analyses, one for South Africa and one for Nepal, for the respective WHO country offices.
On 2 May 2014 my former supervisor for my PhD research, Professor Lex M. Bouter, held an inaugural lecture on the occasion of his appointment as Professor of Methodology and Integrity at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The title of his presentation was "Perverse incentives or rotten apples?".
From 20-25 July 2014 the big AIDS conference in Melbourne was held. There continues to be discussion about eligibility criteria for starting antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV positive people, also within South Africa. Around the time of this conference, the South African Centre of Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) released a policy brief on the challenges around early access to ART for all.