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‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Pieces On HIV Treatment As Prevention, TB As R&D Priority, PEPFAR’s New Strategy

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: Treatment is prevention, TB is a priority, welcome words and more Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses several recent pieces on global health, including a CDC statement addressing the role of viral suppression through effective treatment…

U.S. Should Continue To Lead On Global Efforts To Eliminate AIDS In Children

USA Today: In global fight against AIDS, children are ‘losing ground’ Charles Lyons, CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “…Conquering AIDS has been a coordinated global effort in recent years, and it will take true commitment from global leaders, including the U.S., to move the needle on eliminating…

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…

Achieving, Sustaining HIV/AIDS ‘Epidemic Control’ Vital Goal For PEPFAR, Donor Countries

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Controlling the HIV/AIDS Epidemic by 2020 Will Not End U.S. Responsibilities in Severely Affected Countries Mead Over, senior fellow, and Roxanne Oroxom, research associate, both with CGD, discuss epidemic control of HIV/AIDS, which PEPFAR defines as “occurring ‘when the total number of…

PEPFAR Funding Reduces Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission, Infant Mortality In Kenya, Study Shows

Healio: PEPFAR funding directly reduces maternal HIV transmission, infant mortality “Researchers said that annual funding of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief decreased infant mortality related to mother-to-child HIV transmission in Kenya by more than 10 percent. They suggested that when funding was examined on a cumulative basis, infant…

Blogs, U.N. Agencies Discuss Various Issues, Release Reports At AIDS 2018

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2018: Series of community-wide HIV household surveys have shown directions, possibilities, PEPFAR leader says (Barton, 7/23). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: This Tanzanian Couple Plans Together, Dreams Together, and Fights HIV Transmission Together (Mndeme/Bales, 7/23). ONE Blog: This just in: AIDS is still a crisis (Ottenhoff, 7/24). UNAIDS:…

U.S. State Department Blog Post Highlights Achievements Of Employees During American Heroes Week

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: American Heroes Week: Saluting the Work of State Department and USAID Employees Heather Nauert, a State Department spokesperson, discusses the achievements of U.S. Department of State and USAID employees, highlighting U.S. global health and humanitarian efforts and writing, “Our assistance abroad is a testament to…

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