Birx Discusses Successes, Challenges Of Preventing, Treating HIV In Africa

Healio: U.S. ambassador: AIDS still ‘not under control’ in Africa
“…Speaking this month at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Africa BrainTrust event, [U.S. Ambassador Deborah Birx, global AIDS coordinator and special representative for global health diplomacy at the State Department,] who also oversees the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), said the epidemic continues to ravage populations throughout the continent. … According to Birx, another major hurdle to treating HIV/AIDS in Africa and other parts of the world is the stigma against and the discrimination of victims and patients…” (Laday, 9/28).