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NIH Statement Recognizes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

NIH: NIH statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day — 2017 In recognition of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Carl W. Dieffenbach, director of the Division of…

Mosaic Examines History Of AIDS As Issue Of National, International Security

Mosaic: How HIV became a matter of international security “…AIDS became the first epidemic in modern history to morph beyond a topic of public health into an issue of national and even international security. Without collaboration between countries, between scientists and military personnel, between industry and government, the disease would…

Mexico City Policy Could Reverse Global Health Progress Worldwide

Washington Post: The ‘global gag rule’ on abortion just got much bigger — and much worse Editorial Board “…The consequences [of the Mexico City policy] will be catastrophic. Developing countries have spent the past decade revamping their health systems so patients can get many types of care in one place.…

PEPFAR Continues To Support Mothers With HIV, Help Prevent Transmission To Their Babies

Huffington Post: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Families Through PEPFAR Deborah L. Birx, coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy “…At the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the late 1990s, the picture was bleak. At that time, access to treatment was extremely…

U.S. Leadership Critical To Ending Global AIDS

The Hill: How American compassion, vision and innovation can end the AIDS epidemic Michel Sidibé, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and under-secretary-general of the U.N. “…Since 2002, with bipartisan support bridging political administrations, the United States’ global strategy on AIDS, started by President George…

Health Affairs Column Examines Philanthropic Funding For AIDS

Health Affairs Blog: New In The Journal: Are Foundations Still Interested In HIV/AIDS? Lee-Lee Prina, a senior editor at Health Affairs and the journal’s GrantWatch columnist, writes, “An update on philanthropic funding in the area of HIV/AIDS is the subject of the GrantWatch column in the May 2017 issue of…

PEPFAR Approves $483M Country Operational Plan 2017 Budget For South Africa

U.S. Embassy & Consulates In South Africa: PEPFAR Approves 2017 Budget to Support South Africa’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB “On April 25, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah Birx approved PEPFAR’s $483 million Country Operational Plan 2017 (COP2017) budget for South Africa,…

WHO Releases 10-Year Review Report Chapter Focusing On HIV

WHO: HIV: from a devastating epidemic to a manageable chronic disease This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on WHO’s role in the global AIDS response. “WHO’s standard-setting work helped make prevention and treatment more accessible, safe, effective, and efficient, and encouraged integrating HIV…

HIV Researchers Discuss Prospect Of Ending AIDS At Fortune Brainstorm Health Meeting

Fortune: Fortune Brainstorm Health 2017 Livestream “Our second Fortune Brainstorm Health conference is here! We kick things off on Tuesday, May 2 in San Diego, Calif., where we will convene a powerful community of leaders at the forefront of the revolution that is underway in 21st century health care…” (Nusca,…

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