Daily Archives: March 7, 2014

Birx appears in front of Senate Foreign Relations before confirmation vote

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“Before there was PEPFAR or the Global Fund, Dr. Birx was leading the charge in changing this disease,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)  said Thursday, as he introduced his constituent, and President Obama’s nominee to be the next United States global AIDS coordinator to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I don’t think I’ve ever introduced a […]

CROI 2014: Sugar daddies? Multiple concurrent partnerships? Studies debunk HIV driver theories that drove responses

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BOSTON, MASS – It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man with a girlfriend several years or more his junior is one of the drivers of South Africa’s HIV epidemic. Similarly, it is a truth long held self evident that a cultural proclivity for having several sexual relationships going at the same time is […]

CROI 2014: PrEP pilots to launch in resource-limited settings

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BOSTON, MASS – Dr. Nelly Mugo from the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi was able to summarize the use of antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV acquisition — pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — in resource limited settings quickly this week. That is because, after a series of clinical trials demonstrating the effectiveness of that prevention […]