Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

Every child deserves a fifth birthday

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On a new webpage developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), there are some cute pictures of five-year-old faces that might look familiar. Visitors can see a five-year-old version of actress Mandy Moore sporting a tutu, a teeny Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) on a toboggan in the snow, and even a wee USAID Administrator […]

Evaluating a combination prevention intervention including ART in Botswana

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Vladimir Novitsky, from the Harvard School of Public Health, offered the audience at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver a snapshot of a four-year treatment as prevention study planned for Botswana.  Botswana has the highest antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage rate in southern Africa with more than 90 percent of individuals with CD4 counts […]

Treatment as prevention: Action in China

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Dr. Zunyou Wu, Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offered the audience at the 2nd International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver new information about China’s response to new evidence on treatment as prevention. The first response in 2011 was to scale up testing and treatment. In 2011, more than […]