amfAR Capitol Hill Briefing Focuses On How To ‘Make AIDS History’

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, titled “Making AIDS History: From Science to Solutions.” In February, amfAR launched “Countdown to a Cure,” an initiative “with a target of finding a widely accessible cure for the virus that leads to AIDS in the next six years,” according to the blog (Barton, 5/1). Experts at the briefing focused on recent progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS; discussed the impact of human rights issues in the HIV response; and highlighted breakthroughs in HIV prevention, treatment, and cure research, according to an amfAR press release (4/29).