Tag Archives: UNAIDS

Peter Piot, ebola, HIV and global health’s evolution opens ASTMH

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If you’ve read Peter Piot’s memoir, No Time To Lose, or heard him speak, you might know some of the story that the discoverer of the ebola virus and founding head of UNAIDS told as the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s 62nd annual meeting opened Wednesday night in Washington, DC. But perhaps the […]

Report: Economic cost of flatlining HIV, TB, Malaria funds? Millions of lives, billions of dollars. Return on increased investments? Priceless . . .

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Now is the time to step up investments, says report, which pegs costs of stalled HIV prevention at $47 billion, of undiagnosed TB at a million unnecessary deaths, and of malaria prevention and treatment failures at $20 billion lost productivity . . . Citing a need for an estimated $87 billion to countries eligible for […]

UNAIDS strategy: Speed HIV treatment coverage, address gaps to reach “15 by 15″

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Remember 3 by 5? The intended ambitiousness of that goal, to supply lifesaving antiretroviral treatment to three million of the people globally who needed it by 2005, as well as the failure to reach, it said as much about the impact of years of neglect as it did about the world’s desire to make up […]

Report shows U.S. HIV research investment, progress; projects lasting impact from cuts

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With the United States funding 70 percent of the world’s research and development of biomedical answers to HIV prevention, progress that has yielded the potential for immediate advances against the global epidemic is in danger of stalling, with lasting consequences, according to a report released at the International AIDS Society conference in Kuala Lumpur this […]

Blueprint: A credible blueprint for AIDS response must address TB deaths

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Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee directs the Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he is also Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine.  He is a  senior tuberculosis specialist at the Boston-based non-profit Partners In Health […]

Good Participatory Practice TB drug trial guidelines lay groundwork for research, use of new treatments

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If you consider all the years that time stood still in the world of tuberculosis drug research, the most compelling aspect of the Good Participatory Practice Guidelines for TB Drug Trials just released by a Critical Paths to TB Drug Regimens working group is that occasions exist for them to be used. With nearly half […]

AIDS Conference speakers, a petition, a report looks at AIDS goals

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Conference program online: The program for the July 22-27 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC is online, listing, among the speakers: Bills Clinton and Gates, Elton John, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, and, by video, Myanmar democracy leader and parliament member Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Conference organizers say about 25,000 people will attend […]

Coming up: The future of AIDS funding

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For the last few months, those advocating for a more robust fight against AIDS have been growing increasingly concerned about the stagnant funding levels from the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. But what about the years ahead? What’s the epidemic going to look like […]

UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Uganda Discusses HIV Situation

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz Musa Bugundu, the UNAIDS country coordinator for Uganda, spoke with global HIV/AIDS advocates yesterday at an event sponsored by the Global Health Council about the current HIV situation in Uganda, making several suggestions about the best ways to move forward. Bugundu spoke at length about successes in […]

Addressing the HIV Situation in a Post-Earthquake Haiti

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz. Photos and video by David Bryden. A panel consisting of Haitian HIV advocates spoke today about the situation of HIV patients in a post-earthquake Haiti at a Senate briefing called “Report from the Frontlines: Living with HIV/AIDS in Haiti Post-Earthquake.”  The briefing was sponsored by Senator […]