Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Senate Appropriations Committee releases Foreign Ops bill, report references HPTN 052

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The Senate Appropriations Committee released the full text of the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Foreign Operations appropriations bill Friday.   “The Committee is aware of the findings of the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 for reductions in the transmission of HIV,” according to the report accompanying the bill. “The US global AIDS coordinator is directed to […]

House Launches HIV/AIDS Caucus

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The U.S. House of Representatives launched the first ever Congressional HIV/AIDS caucus last week, kicking off their efforts to combat the deadly disease with a press conference attended by several representatives and leaders in the fight against both domestic and global HIV.  Led by Reps. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Trent Franks (R-AZ), […]

What ever happened to the AIDS vaccine?

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The following is a guest blog post by Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC – Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention. Recent news about HIV/AIDS has focused on the good – promising trial results that prove the same antiretroviral (ARV) drugs used to treat HIV can also prevent HIV infections; and the bad – retreats in […]