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Senate follows House with President’s global HIV funding number, beats their TB number

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Today the Senate Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations followed the House’s example by adopting the President’s fiscal year 2014 funding request for global HIV/AIDS programs, allocating $4.02 billion for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and $1.65 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.  The bill also provides $330 […]

HPTN researchers: Don’t forget family planning in HIV prevention

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With pregnant women facing higher chances of acquiring HIV and greater dangers of life-threatening complications as a result of HIV, in addition to risks of passing the virus to their children, some of the most ambitious and promising developments in HIV prevention will be those that allow women to protect themselves both from the virus and from unplanned pregnancies, researchers at the HPTN annual meeting said.

Blueprint: Bridge the gap between HIV and family planning services

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Heather Boonstra is a senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute. This blog post was adapted for Science Speaks’ Blueprint series, in which clinicians, researchers and advocates address the key elements they would like to see in the Global AIDS response blueprint that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in […]

ID Week: From family planning to HIV-positive pregnancy to growing up with HIV, researchers track challenges, changes

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SAN DIEGO, CA — A trio of presentations on HIV, Women and Child Health this morning told a story of success in preventing transmission of HIV from parents to children in the United States that has yet to be duplicated in developing countries, of options that could make a difference, and, in a look at […]

HIV Epidemic, family planning needs are linked, and demand an integrated approach

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The following is a guest post from Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO of Population Action International (PAI) and Charles Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). With the conclusion of the international London Summit on Family Planning earlier this month, the global health community has shifted its focus to the […]

Putting Women First in the Fight against Global HIV/AIDS

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Last week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) brought together a number of panelists from various administration agencies and NGOs at an event called “Linkages between Gender, AIDS, and Development – Implications for U.S. Policy.”  Panelists discussed the importance of placing women’s and girl’s health at the forefront of the Obama Administration’s global […]

Reactions to the New CSIS Report on "Smart Global Health Policy"

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies yesterday unveiled  a new “must-read” report for global health advocates, “Smart Global Health Policy.” While a panel at the Congressionally-chartered Institute of Medicine, made up primarily of scientists, issued recommendations on US global health policy last year, the CSIS panel is the first to involve high-level business leaders […]