South African Scientist's Visit to Washington Brings Fresh Attention to Global HIV & TB

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As ScienceSpeaks readers know, the Center for Global Health Policy brought Dr. Robin Wood, director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town, to Washington last week for a series of policy meetings, community forums and press interviews.

The media effort has already paid off with fresh attention to the twin global threats of TB and HIV/AIDS, with three news outlets quoting Dr. Wood in stories on these deadly diseases.

This story out today, by Free Speech Radio News, delves into fears that the Obama Administration is stepping back from the global AIDS fight and quotes both Center Director Christine Lubinski and Dr. Wood on the implications of such a move. Last week, Voice of America did this story detailing Dr. Wood’s recent research on TB among South African children, and NPR quoted Dr. Wood in a story about the success of ARV roll-out in resource poor settings.

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