Additional Federal Funding For HIV Vaccine Research Needed, Experts Say At CSIS Event

Media sources report on an event held Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, titled “Ending Epidemics Through Technology: Developing an HIV Vaccine.”

CQ HealthBeat: Advocates Cite Promising AIDS Vaccine Research in Quest for Funds
“AIDS experts said Tuesday that it’s critical to push for higher levels of federal funding to develop an AIDS vaccine, citing promising developments but shying away from predicting when an effective vaccine might be available…” (Reichard, 11/4).

Devex: Can Ebola help leverage funds for HIV?
“…[A]s global health leaders pointed out Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the spotlight on Ebola could help, not hinder, public health professionals seeking funds for HIV research and other public health initiatives…” (Tyson, 11/5).

Science Speaks: Dr. Fauci: “Why we really do need an HIV vaccine in spite of the spectacular successes in prevention”
“…[National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony] Fauci was joined by Mitchell Warren of the HIV research advocacy group AVAC and Margie McGlynn of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative — IAVI — at the Center for Strategic and International Studies…” (Barton, 11/5).

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