Daily Archives: July 16, 2010

Lantos Foundation Says Lantos-Hyde Vision Now "Faltering"

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Today a powerful statement was issued by the Foundation created to carry on the legacy of Representative Tom Lantos, the US legislator and Holocaust survivor who, before he passed away, played a leading role in reauthorizing PEPFAR.  The Lantos Foundation is chaired by Lantos’ widow, Annette Lantos.  Read the full statement.  An excerpt: “Before he died, [Tom […]

What We’re Reading

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As we head into the International Aids Conference next week, here are a few stories and posts to get your wheels turning. Stay tuned for live blogging from the Conference. News came this week of an antibody that can kill 91% of strains of HIV, bringing hope for an effective vaccine against the virus. A […]

White House Global AIDS Advisor Joins Meeting on HIV and Health Systems in Vienna

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Wearing an AIDS red ribbon on this lapel, Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, a special advisor to the White House on health policy, participated in a panel discussion this morning during an IAS 2010 pre-meeting entitled “Bridging the Divide – Inter-Disciplinary Partnerships for HIV and Health Systems Strengthening.” “This is a challenge to everyone — Partially to […]

U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator Outlines Action Plan for Uganda

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Eric Goosby, MD, head of the U.S. government Office for Global AIDS, posted a blog on July 13 that outlines his recent trip to Uganda and highlights actions underway to ensure that treatment scale-up continues in that African nation. The blog post and its outlined actions would appear to be a response to concerns raised […]