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Work To Stop Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission ‘In 2014 And Beyond’

Huffington Post: Reaching the Tipping Point on Pediatric AIDS Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “Through the leadership of Nelson Mandela and others, and the actions of countless individuals, South Africa reached a tipping point at which freedom, which once seemed impossible, became inevitable.…

Former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby Rejoins Faculty At UCSF

SFGate: AIDS pioneer returns to S.F. with global expertise “Dr. Eric Goosby started his medical career just as the AIDS epidemic was emerging in San Francisco. … Now he’s come home, a doctor and a diplomat defined both by his earliest exposures to the devastation of AIDS, and by the…

Media Outlets Review Global Health In 2013, Look Ahead To 2014

News outlets feature several articles reviewing global health in 2013 and looking forward to issues in 2014. USA TODAY: Infectious disease dominated health news in 2013 “The USA began 2013 in the midst of a severe flu season. Then came renewed concern over improving mental health care in response to…

NIH Researchers Make Progress In HIV Vaccine Development

“At the Vaccine Research Center at the [NIH], researchers have developed high-resolution images of the AIDS virus at the atomic level,” columnist Michael Gerson writes in a Washington Post opinion piece. He describes this research and the advances scientists have made in learning how to prevent HIV from infecting cells.…

Two Studies Describe How HIV Destroys Cells, Leads To AIDS

“U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body’s immune system and cause AIDS, which could lead to new approaches to treatment and research for a cure for the disease that affects 35 million people around the world,” Reuters reports (Steenhuysen, 12/19). “It turns…

Science Speaks Selects Top 10 HIV, TB Stories Of 2013

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog provides a list of key news stories on HIV and tuberculosis in 2013. The blog notes the passage of the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria replenishment efforts, “[t]he Supreme Court’s upholding [of] the…

Blog Highlights Event On HIV Epidemic

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights comments made by virologist Robert Gallo at a recent event (.pdf) sponsored by the Institute of Human Virology, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, InterAction, World Vision and the Catholic Medical Missionary Board, and titled “Getting to Zero: Translating…