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President’s FY 2019 Budget Request Includes Cuts to Global HIV/AIDS Efforts

Washington Blade: Another Trump budget, another attempt to cut HIV/AIDS programs “New year, new cuts to HIV/AIDS programs. President Trump’s proposed $4.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2019 is most prominently characterized by soaring deficits, but also calls for varying degrees of cuts to HIV/AIDS programs reminiscent of his earlier…

Study Finds Many Young Women With HIV In 7 African Countries Unaware Of Infection

The Guardian: Many young African women with HIV unaware they are infected “Less than half of young women with HIV in seven southern and east African countries are aware they are infected, according to a wide-ranging study. … Only 46.3% of those infected were aware that they had the disease,…

Daily Nation Article Outlines PEPFAR’s Successes, Challenges In Kenya

Daily Nation: Millions of Kenyans saved by U.S. anti-AIDS initiative “…About one million of the 1.6 million HIV-positive Kenyans are now receiving life-saving medicines through this U.S. global initiative known as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). … These accomplishments are being touted by U.S. officials as part…

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Reflects On PEPFAR’s Efforts Over Past 15 Years

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: #PEPFAR15: 15 Years of Saving Lives through American Generosity and Partnerships Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, reflects on PEPFAR’s efforts over the past 15 years, writing, “We are proud…

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx Discusses DREAMS Initiative At Wilson Center Event

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator: DREAMS Program Reduced HIV/AIDS Among Adolescent Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa Yuval Cohen, an intern with the Maternal Health Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center, summarizes comments made by U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx…

U.S. Government Should Continue To Support Successful PEPFAR Initiative, Experts Say

HealthDay News: U.S. Efforts to Help Fight Global HIV Are Paying Off “A U.S. government program to prevent, treat, and care for people with HIV/AIDS in poor countries has been highly effective and should continue, experts say. Since 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has provided drug…

After 15 Years, PEPFAR Continues To Demonstrate U.S. Leadership In Global Health

New England Journal of Medicine: PEPFAR — 15 Years and Counting the Lives Saved Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH, and Robert W. Eisinger, special assistant for scientific projects at NIAID “…[PEPFAR] has had an unprecedented impact on the pandemic…

HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar’s History With Pharmaceutical Industry Could Threaten Access To Medicines, U.S. Global Health Initiatives

The Hill: Alex Azar is bad medicine for HHS Hilary McQuie, director of U.S. policy and grassroots mobilization at the Health Global Access Project (GAP) “…Americans want government action to address the crisis of out of control domestic drug price increases, and they overwhelmingly support successful global health initiatives overseas…

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