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HIV pioneer and director of Office of AIDS Research Whitescarver steps down

Dr. Jack Whitescarver, the longest serving director of the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health will soon step down from his post, following a career at the NIH that started at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. His tenure as OAR director oversaw progress in HIV cure research and combatting HIV […]

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From an Ebola response to a PrEP trial, we’re reading why infectious disease responses and health system strengthening go together

Women in PrEP trial feared they would have to leave study if they reported low adherence – This is a story we’ve heard before — several times now: Women are enrolled in a study to determine the effectiveness of a biomedical method to protect themselves from HIV infection. Earlier studies have indicated the method holds […]

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Report from Tanzania: Attention to realities on the ground, criminalized populations, civil society needed to sustain HIV, TB responses

Redeployment: Opportunities to Control HIV and TB in Tanzania, Observations from Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, and Zanzibar looks at successes, challenges, gaps in public health responses, and at how to deliver “the right things to the right places at the right time.” When we set off for Tanzania last fall, we stayed in touch with […]

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HIV

HIV pioneer and director of Office of AIDS Research Whitescarver steps down

Dr. Jack Whitescarver, the longest serving director of the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health will soon step down from his post, […]

Tuberculosis

Concurrent treatment for HIV/TB co-infection breaks up “deadly alliance”

In a continuation of World TB Day coverage, the following guest post from study authors Martha Priedeman Skiles and Stephanie Mullen tells how current data from […]

Research & Development

Lessons from Ebola: A vaccine fast track too slow demonstrates need to prepare for pandemic potential diseases

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Bukowski, who covered the 3rd International One Health Congress in Amsterdam for Science Speaks. The conference, from March […]

Policy

In Zambia, an infectious disease response aims for excellence: “This is what a local organization looks like”

When Dr. Charles Holmes left the office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator  for Zambia at the end of 2012, he had a plan that was […]