Daily Archives: March 17, 2009

Mugyenyi's PEPFAR Pitch

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Dr. Peter Mugyenyi delivered a forceful pitch for increased PEPFAR funding in a speech in Washington on Tuesday.   Mugyenyi is executive director of Uganda’s Joint Clinical Research Center, that nation’s largest provider of antiretroviral treatment. He said the U.S. needs to help keep the momentum on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention going, despite the dismal […]

New Study Finds Hair Strands Good Measure of Antiretroviral Effectiveness

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Hair strands may be a more useful measure of the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs than blood tests or patient queries, according to new findings from researchers at the University of California-San Francisco and reported by VOA News.   The researchers found that hair samples strongly correlate with HIV levels in patients and can help indicate […]

PEPFAR Funding Concerns Aired on Washington’s NPR station

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 Washington’s local NPR station aired a great story this morning about the looming battle over funding for PEPFAR and other global HIV and TB programs. The piece featured the Center’s David Bryden talking about concerns that President Barack Obama will provide only level funding for PEPFAR, despite the increasing global health threat of co-infection and […]