Daily Archives: June 9, 2009

Goosby's Confirmation Hearing Short & Sweet

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If today’s hearing was any indication, Dr. Eric Goosby is headed for an easy confirmation to be U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Dr. Goobsy’s time in the hot seat, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lasted all of 30 minutes this afternoon, and he wasn’t thrown any hardballs. In his opening remarks, Dr. Goosby talked about […]

Earlier ART=Better Chance for Survival

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In a significant development, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced that it a trial in Haiti–investigating the impact of earlier ART therapy in HIV-positive patients—would be ended early because the results were overwhelming; the findings showed that HIV-infected adults are more likely to survive if they start antiretroviral drugs before their immune […]

Goosby in the Senate Spotlight Today

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For anyone interested in the fight against global AIDS, today is potentially pivotal. This afternoon, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on Dr. Eric Goosby’s nomination to be U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. A full Senate vote confirming Goosby cannot come too soon; with Congress set to make funding decisions in the […]