Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Top Five Lessons from Vienna

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Many themes emerged during the 18th International AIDS Conference last week in Vienna. Here is our list of the top five: Universal Access to HIV Treatment and Prevention Remains Elusive Goal From comments by Bill Gates to the many activist demonstrations, a main theme at IAS 2010 was fear over dwindling funds dedicated to the […]

Spotlight on Zambia

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The Center for Global Health Policy staff will be hosting five congressional staff on a trip to Zambia to visit U.S. government funded programs to address HIV and TB in mid- August.  In addition to visiting life-saving HIV treatment programs for adults and children, staff will have the opportunity to see a male circumcision program providing […]

What We’re Reading: Vienna Edition

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In the fight against AIDS, last week was dizzying – and vitally important.  The International AIDS Conference in Vienna prompted the release of studies and data that some say could revolutionize the world’s prevention efforts. Much talked about is a vaginal gel containing tenofovir, which proved successful in preventing HIV in women. This is the […]

Late Breaker: Daily Oral PrEP for HIV-Negative MSM Shows Encouraging Results

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Vienna – The CAPRISA trial results are not the only good news to come out of the International AIDS Conference. At a late breaker session on Friday, Lisa A. Grohskopf from the CDC presented preliminary findings and analysis of the phase II clinical safety trial of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) […]

Treating Infants with HIV Earlier Saves Money

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The following post is by HIVMA Executive Director Andrea Weddle. She is on location in Vienna, reporting from the 18th International AIDS Conference. South African researcher Meyer-Rath presented compelling data on the cost effectiveness of treating infants early in South Africa at an IAS 2010 late breaker session on Thursday. The findings were based on […]

Post CAPRISA: Fauci Describes Another PrEP Trial Underway

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During a press conference Tuesday at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, describes the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic (VOICE) trial. The study is testing the safety and efficacy of microbicide gel containing the ARV drug tenofovir, […]

Twenty-four Members of US House Warn About HIV Treatment Slowdown

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A letter from 24 members of the US House of Representatives is requesting a detailed global HIV/AIDS treatment strategy from US Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby. Echoing concerns raised last week by the Lantos Foundation, the letter states in part: We are concerned that reported decisions to stop new enrollment for HIV/AIDS treatment at […]

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 […]