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HIVR4P: Live from Cape Town

The world’s first global scientific conference devoted to biomedical HIV prevention research starts Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa . . . And Science Speaks will be there, covering news in antiretroviral-based HIV prevention, including treatment as prevention, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and microbicides, vaccine research, medical circumcision, and more. Posts will cover presentations and discussions, with […]

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PEPFAR/Elton John AIDS Foundation partner to expand services to men who have sex with men, transgender people in southern Africa

For years the gap has been noted in reports, national strategic plans, and donor plans: How can an effective response to HIV and AIDS in southern Africa address the epidemic among some of those most at risk, and with the least access to services, when discrimination against them is encoded in laws, policies, and even […]

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Live Blog Archive


Click above for a video on our Congressional study tour to Africa, and click here to read more.


IDWeek: Look at behavior economics to improve ART adherence

Making HIV medications free or low cost is very important for removing barriers to HIV care access, but it’s not enough to ensure adherence, Kevin Volpp […]


IDWeek: Some progress in TB drug and diagnostic development, but not enough

The emerging crisis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is a “personal and health system catastrophe” that’s occurring half a million times a year in the form of new […]

Research & Development

Ebola vaccine candidate safety study to launch next week at NIH

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will begin human testing of a vaccine candidate to prevent Ebola virus disease at the National Institutes […]


Ebola: “This is what it was like to respond to HIV,” doctor home from Guinea says

At the end of last May, Dr. William Fischer was immersed in his work as a physician, researcher, and instructor at the University of North Carolina […]