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Journals Release Reviews, Commentary On HIV Translational Medicine Ahead Of Conference

“Ahead of the inaugural Cell/The Lancet translational medicine conference ‘What Will It Take To Achieve An AIDS-Free World?,’ to be held in San Francisco, Calif., on November 3-5, Cell, The Lancet, and the Lancet Infectious Diseases [on Monday published] a set of new reviews and comments analyzing the changing landscape…

Blog Reports On Pending Departure Of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Goosby

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on the pending departure of Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, noting “his departure date is set for as early as October 26.” The blog states,…

Report Shows Increase In Number Of New HIV Cases In Australia

Australia’s Kirby Institute on Monday published a report showing “new cases of HIV last year rose at their fastest rate in 20 years, with a dramatic increase among young men and indigenous people,” The Guardian reports (Davidson, 10/20). David Wilson, a professor at the institute who wrote the report, said,…

Successful Transitions To Country Ownership Of Global Health Programs Possible With Care

“Increased country engagement, or so-called country ownership, in HIV and health programming is central to achieve adequate scale in service delivery, improve the acceptability of interventions, increase domestic investments in health, and advance integration of HIV programming with national health goals and systems,” Chris Collins, vice president and director of…

Scientific American Reviews Findings Presented At AIDS Vaccine 2013

“Given that the AIDS pandemic has been around for 30 years …, the long-awaited goal [of developing an HIV vaccine] might finally be attainable, according to researchers attending the AIDS Vaccine 2013 conference last week in Barcelona,” Scientific American reports in an article summarizing clinical trial findings presented at the…

Search For HIV/AIDS Vaccine ‘A Roller Coaster Ride Marked By Highs And Lows’

The AIDS Vaccine 2013 conference that concluded last week in Barcelona “may best be described as a roller coaster ride marked by highs and lows,” Linda Villarosa, the journalism program director at City College in Harlem, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Healthy Living” blog. She summarizes several study results presented…

Global Fund Withdrawal From Romania Negatively Impacting HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Reflecting on a visit to Bucharest last week in an effort “to understand the origin of the recent outbreak of HIV among people who use drugs in the city,” Michel Kazatchkine, the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy for AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, writes in the Huffington Post U.K.’s…

‘Science Speaks’ Features Several Posts On AIDS Vaccine 2013 Conference

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog¬†features a series of blog posts on issues discussed at the AIDS Vaccine 2013 conference that recently concluded in Barcelona. The blog includes a post discussing the need to include married or cohabitating couples in HIV prevention trials; a post discussing next…

NEJM Publishes Two Perspective Pieces Discussing PEPFAR

The October 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine includes two perspective pieces discussing PEPFAR. One piece, from Palav Babaria of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the successes of PEPFAR, adding, “Now PEPFAR is at risk, as investments in AIDS give way to other global health…