Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

“PEPFAR has kept me alive”

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Florence Ngobeni didn’t know she was infected with HIV until September of 1996 when her newborn child Nomthunzi became ill and was taken to the doctor and diagnosed with HIV infection.  Ngobeni subsequently tested positive as well.  She had watched her husband die three months earlier of an undiagnosed illness – most likely HIV – […]

Budget cuts threaten Military HIV Research Program

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The U.S. military’s contributions to global health and the HIV response might not be well publicized, but advocates tried to change that Friday by hosting a Capitol Hill briefing touting the accomplishments of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) – a $175 million program supported by the Department of Defense and other entities that is vulnerable to cuts in the fiscal year 2012 funding battle currently taking place on the Hill…