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The COVID Archipelago: Volcanoes and variants

By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA Most archipelagos are created by volcanoes erupting from the ocean floor. Imagining such volcanoes as hotspots of SARS-CoV-2/COVID infections, the virus variants can be imagined as an archipelago of islands above the surface. Each new island has the potential to become its own volcano and spread new variant […]

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What We’re Reading: Why it’s time to pick the next PEPFAR leader

Leader Needed to Fight Another Pandemic: HIV – While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted HIV services worldwide, the office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator has remained vacant since January. This vacancy at the helm of this country’s flagship response to the HIV pandemic “calls into question our commitment to the humanitarian vision and recognition of […]

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What We’re Reading: Why it’s time to pick the next PEPFAR leader

Leader Needed to Fight Another Pandemic: HIV – While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted HIV services worldwide, the office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator has remained […]

Tuberculosis

Cost of pandemic includes setbacks to South Africa tuberculosis testing, diagnoses

In the six weeks before South Africa responded its first diagnoses of COVID-19 with the start of physical distancing measures, more than 47,000 people on average […]

Research & Development

Can unprecedented success in COVID vaccine development boost prospects for an HIV vaccine?

By Mitchell Warren, executive director, AVAC In February 2020, just as the COVID pandemic began its rapid global spread, a major HIV vaccine trial called HVTN […]

Policy

As environmental destruction accelerates the spread of emerging infections, we need to talk

By Karen Carvajal, M.D. Over the course of human history we have come a long way in our fight against the threat of infectious diseases and, […]