Tag Archives: Kevin De Cock

Wrapping up CROI 2013, Part 2: Saving babies, reaching young women, and men who have sex with men making a difference

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Science Speaks spent March 3 – 6 at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, covering breaking research news and discussions. Today we will wrap up with a look at how the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief affects infant mortality, what combination prevention means to young South African women, and where men who have […]

CROI: Science progress outpaces politics, policy

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. ATLANTA, GA — Here is one of the first signs of […]

Kevin De Cock Set to Lead New CDC Center for Global Health

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Kevin M. De Cock, MD, has been tapped to lead a new center focused on global health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A longtime leader in international health, Dr. De Cock has been at the forefront of the battle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic for more than a decade. As director of […]

Getting Out of the Vertical Vs. Horizontal Box

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The November issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes offers something of a roadmap for how best to move forward, more productively and less bitterly, in the decades-old debate that pits diseases-specific health initiatives against broader efforts to strengthen health systems. With nearly 20 articles exploring the relationship between HIV scale up and global […]

WHO Bulletin Examines Using ART to Prevent HIV Transmission

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The World Health Organization’s latest bulletin is a must-read for experts and advocates working on global AIDS, delving into the hot topic of preventing HIV transmission with antiretroviral drugs and noting upcoming WHO action on this issue in the coming months. The bulletin, authored by Kevin M De Cock and others in the WHO’s Department […]