Daily Archives: September 24, 2009

AIDS Vaccine Study Results Significant, But Not a Home Run

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For the first time in nearly three decades of research, HIV/AIDS scientists are reporting positive results from a vaccine trial. The study tested two vaccine candidates that proved ineffective when examined separately in earlier studies; in the new trial, involving more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, the two vaccines were combined in a “prime-boost” approach. […]

UNAIDS Country Director Speaks about South Africa and its HIV Epidemic

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski. Dr. Catherine Sozi, the UNAIDS Country Director for South Africa, spoke to HIV advocates and PEPFAR implementers during a trip to Washington this week that included stops on Capitol Hill and at the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, where she conveyed a message about South Africa’s […]

Senators Prod White House on USAID Appointment

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No news is definitely not good news when it comes to this sore subject: the vacancy at the helm of USAID. Reports out today indicate that lawmakers in Congress are as anxious as the rest of us about the fact that this agency is rudderless, at a time when the Obama Administration is seeking to […]