Monthly Archives: November 2011

Six-way agreement with pharma and TB organizations boosts info sharing, speeds novel combo treatments through development

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Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) and the TB Alliance joined with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca, Bayer, Sanofi and Tibotec in an innovative agreement to share information about tuberculosis (TB) compounds in their drug pipelines and speed the development of new regimens, including the most promising multi-drug treatments, regardless of sponsor. Science Speaks sat down with Mel Spigelman, MD, president and chief executive officer of the TB Alliance, to discuss the new collaboration, which promising drug combinations are coming down the pipeline, and how their work is expediting the process.

AIDS advocacy groups call on legislators to end AIDS

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“We can begin to end the AIDS epidemic. Will we?”

AIDS advocacy groups took out a full page advertisement in the print edition of Thursday’s Politico. Utilizing quotes from political, scientific and religious leaders, the groups sent the message that we now have the tools to begin to end the AIDS epidemic – but will we follow through?

Sec. Clinton: “Creating an AIDS-free generation has never been a priority of the U.S. government until today…”

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The community responds to Clinton’s momentous speech

The U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton made a bold announcement Tuesday – that an AIDS free generation is possible and the U.S. will be working toward that goal. Aiming to reinvigorate the fight against global AIDS, she emphasized the leadership role the U.S. must play but, as administration folks have reiterated for several months, the U.S. cannot do it alone.

Financing continued global health development, TB in Texas and abroad, and more…

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The following “What We’re Reading” collection is a compilation of recent articles making headlines in HIV and TB news.

Bill Gates’ Plan to Assist the World’s Poor: In this Washington Post op-ed, Bill Gates gave a preview to his report to the leaders of the world’s 20 major economies at Thursday’s G-20 Summit in France. According to the piece, his report on innovative ways to finance global development…