Tag Archives: IDSA

Ebola: “This is what it was like to respond to HIV,” doctor home from Guinea says

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At the end of last May, Dr. William Fischer was immersed in his work as a physician, researcher, and instructor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill when he answered a call from the World Health Organization. He had been recognized the year before with the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Young Investigator […]

With TB research threatened, doctors, patients, advocates and filmmakers spell out risks

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At a recent conference of medical researchers, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci spelled out what lawmakers appear to be missing in their budget balancing efforts. “They don’t realize,” Fauci said, “that hitting biomedical research now is going to have an impact, three, four years from now.” So efforts to let […]

IDSA Joins the Stop TB Partnership's TB/HIV Working Group

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The Stop TB Partnership has made the Infectious Diseases Society of America an organizational member of its TB/HIV working group, a reflection of IDSA’s increasingly visible work on these twin global health threats. Housed within the World Health Organization, the Stop TB Partnership was formed more than a decade ago as a network of international […]

TB, A Global Threat That Requires New Vision, Strong Leadership

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During a live interactive webcast today hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, an expert panel agreed that tuberculosis poses a grave global health threat and demands an innovative, multifaceted response—from new drugs to scaled-up treatment to better infection control. The lively forum, available here, highlighted the need for an aggressive approach to the global tuberculosis […]

Key Decision on TB and AIDS Funding Looms in the U.S. House

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Editor’s Note: We will be blogging today about the House Appropriations subcommittee meeting, filing an update on funding levels for global health programs. So check back to see what happens! At last week’s HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting in Namibia, participants expressed deep concern about the commitment among donor nations to maintaining the momentum in the global fight […]

Another Good Agency Pick

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Well, we may not like President Obama’s budget too much. And we’re more than a little worried about his global health proposal. But at least Obama is putting good policy folks in place to combat infectious diseases, here and abroad. Today, the president picked Dr. Thomas Frieden as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

HIV Policy: the Good, the Bad, and What Should Come Next

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Millions of lives saved. More than 30 drugs approved. Many new infections prevented. Those are the key successes in the nearly 3-decade-old battle against HIV/AIDS, as laid out in a broad position paper by the HIV Medicine Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American College of Physicians.   Christine Lubinski, IDSA’s vice […]