Tag Archives: Wafaa El-Sadr

HPTN Annual Meeting: “One thing begets another . . .” from questions, to discoveries, to policy

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The HIV Prevention Trials Network is holding its annual meeting in Washington, DC this week, and Science Speaks is there, covering Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. Can community involvement in HIV testing make an impact on the stigma that has clung to the disease and hindered treatment? Can paying teenage girls to stay in school […]

ID Week: Treatment is Essential to Bending the Curve of the Epidemic but Challenges Remain

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Dr. Wafaa El Sadr of Columbia University offered an ID Week presentation Thursday about the impact of treatment on the global epidemic and the new promise of changing the trajectory of the epidemic by scaling up treatment both to save lives and reduce HIV incidence.  She reminded her audience that treatment […]

Enhanced NIH Funding Vital For Success in Battle Against AIDS

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If there’s any question about the value of U.S. investments in scientific research on HIV/AIDS, Anthony Fauci probably put it to rest today by noting that in the period since HIV first emerged, “we went from a 26-week lifespan to a 40-year-plus life span” for those infected with the virus. Talk about measureable outcomes. That […]

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 […]

ID Doc Achieves Rock-Star Status

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Well, gets a mention in Rolling Stone anyway. And no small mention at that. Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, an HIVMA/IDSA member, made Rolling Stone’s list of “100 people who are changing America,” which also includes a teen pop-star, Obama’s new education secretary, and Neil Young (“the last hippie who still makes a difference,” writes RS.) Here’s […]