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Addressing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at Home and Abroad: Short-Term Policy Options Under Consideration by the New Administration and Congress

This past summer, the United States government’s global HIV/AIDS program was reauthorized and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating that the epidemic at home was worse than previously thought. These events called significant attention to HIV/AIDS and together present the new Administration and…

The U.S. Global Health Initiative: A Country Analysis

A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines funding and demographic data for countries receiving support under the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), the Obama Administration’s six-year effort aimed at improving the health and lives of people in the developing world. The new analysis evaluates data from fiscal year…

A Brief Look at Americans’ Perceptions of the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

This Data Note, using data from a national survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS released in June 2011, examines trends in the public’s perception of HIV/AIDS as a global problem. Overall, survey trends show that Americans view HIV/AIDS as a more pressing health problem for the world than for the U.S.,…

The U.S. Department of Defense & Global Health

This report provides the first comprehensive look at the role of the Department of Defense (DoD) in global health, examining its organizational structure, activities, strategy, policy, and budget for activities related to global health.

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS

This national survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that Americans increasingly believe the U.S. should be a global leader on HIV/AIDS, including spending more money to fight the epidemic abroad and at home. This comes despite an American characteristic distaste for foreign aid and at a time when…

U.S. Government Funding for HIV/AIDS in Resource Poor Settings

This updated policy brief examines federal funding for the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, with a primary emphasis on funding and activities that benefit resource poor countries. United States funding for international HIV/AIDS activities in resource poor countries began in the mid-1980s; and in FY 2003, the U.S. Congress appropriated close to…

AIDS 2010: Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step?

Recent guidelines are all recommending that HIV treatment be started at a higher CD4 count because of issues such as the ongoing damage caused by HIV itself, and prevention of transmission. Issues in long-term treatment, such as potential side effects, the development of resistance, the cost and sustainability of programmes in resource-poor settings, are some of the potential problems for such a strategy.

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