Daily Archives: July 22, 2009

IAS: Investment in HIV Programs Has Many Good Side Effects

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As the 5th IAS Conference drew to a close, the society released a broad-brush statement summarizing some of the scientific and policy highlights of the meeting. The bottom line is that money spent treating and preventing HIV in the developing world also helps improve health and strenghten health systems. This is no small point at a […]

Guest Blog by Paula Akugizibwe: Don't Abandon the TB Basics for a Miracle Cure

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This is a guest post written by Paula Akugizibwe, regional treatment advocacy coordinator at AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa. She wrote this in response to remarks made by Marcos Espinal, of the Stop TB Partnership, to the UN Economic and Social Council on July 6. Espinal said, in part:   “MDG 6 has […]

Cahn Addresses the Latest (Hot-Button) HIV Treatment Topics

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. Pedro Cahn, president of Huésped Foundation, an Argentinean AIDS organization involved in HIV/AIDS clinical research, prevention and care, offered a refreshingly candid and provocative HIV treatment update as the second plenary speaker at the IAS conference today. Cahn, […]

HIV/TB Co-infection–The Deadly Duo Take Center Stage at IAS

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. World renowned HIV/TB expert Dr. Gerry Friedland, a professor of medicine at Yale and a member of the Global Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee, opened this morning’s plenary session at the 2009 IAS conference by highlighting important operational research […]

Prioritize Fighting AIDS…or Health System Strengthening…Or Both?

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Last night I attended a session here in Cape Town that addressed the controversial issue of to what extent HIV/AIDS programs have helped strengthen the delivery of non-AIDS health services in developing countries. This has been a hot topic in the global health debate, in the wake of last-month’s release of a WHO-led study of […]