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Vienna Newsmaker: Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD

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Ezekiel J. Emanuel, head of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and a breast oncologist, is on extended detail as a special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. But that doesn’t speak to his impact. He is […]

Looking toward Vienna: Eric Goosby, MD

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Global AIDS: `An inevitable mismatch of resources and need’ Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD, the US global AIDS coordinator who assumed his position a little more than a year ago, will be a significant presence at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, which kicks off Sunday night. John Donnelly interviewed him Wednesday about his expectations for […]

Dr. Goosby and Others React to Times Global AIDS Stories

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Last Monday’s New York Times stories, detailing the consequences of the faltering battle against global AIDS, has triggered an outpouring of reaction. For starters, there was this May 13 editorial by the Times itself, which noted that the war against AIDS, spearheaded by the US, had “racked up enormous successes over the past decade.” The […]

GOP Senators Demand Answers From PEPFAR on Treatment Scale Up

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Five Republican U.S. senators recently sent a pointed letter to US Global AIDS Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD, asking for a clear response to reports that patients are being denied HIV therapy in Uganda and that clinicians elsewhere are “being forced to ration lifesaving treatment.” The letter, signed by Sens. Michael Enzi of Wyoming, Tom Coburn […]

NYT: "Golden Window" of HIV Treatment is Closing

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The New York Times today ran a powerful set of stories on the consequences of stagnant funding for global AIDS programs. The main article documents a sharp turnabout in the war on AIDS, as new patients in Uganda are being denied access to treatment because of inadequate funding.  “Uganda is the first country where major […]

At CROI, Goosby, Other HIV Experts Address PEPFAR’s Vital Role in Next Phase of AIDS Battle

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. The opening day of CROI included a session on the future of PEPFAR, featuring the US lead on global AIDS, Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD, as well as the health minister of Namibia and the UNAIDS deputy director.  Kevin […]

Ambassador Goosby Discusses Budget, Partnership Frameworks, and New Role for AIDS Activists

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Dr. Eric Goosby, the US global AIDS ambassador, spoke with John Donnelly about a number of issues surrounding PEPFAR and the Obama administration’s new Global Health Initiative, including how the administration hopes to ramp up treatment and prevention efforts with small increases in overall funding and how PEPFAR is constantly responding to emergencies in the […]

Goosby: PEPFAR Examines Next Steps as Needle Exchange Ban Officially Nixed

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The needle exchange ban never applied to US-funded international AIDS programs, but the previous administration essentially acted as if it did. Now that the ban has officially hit the legislative dustbin, Eric Goosby, MD, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, has signaled an readiness to move forward in providing PEPFAR support for needle exchange programs in countries hard hit by the […]

Goosby to Discuss Five-Year Strategy at Town-Hall Forum

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For those with burning questions about the new five-year US global AIDS strategy released today, Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will participate in a town-hall style forum hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation this Friday at 9:30 eastern time. Dr. Goosby will discuss the strategy and how it fits into the Administration’s […]

PEPFAR's Five-Year Strategy Comes Up Short on Treatment Targets

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The Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator released its five-year global AIDS strategy today, marking World AIDS Day by outlining its vision for the transition of PEPFAR from an emergency response to a more sustainable, country-driven program. The biggest news in the 20-page report can be found on page 6, where OGAC outlines its prevention […]