Monthly Archives: June 2012

AIDS Conference speakers, a petition, a report looks at AIDS goals

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Conference program online: The program for the July 22-27 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC is online, listing, among the speakers: Bills Clinton and Gates, Elton John, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, and, by video, Myanmar democracy leader and parliament member Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Conference organizers say about 25,000 people will attend […]

Global Fund changes highlight opportunities, challenges

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The Kaiser Family Foundation’s panel talk on changes at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, focused on the impact of reorganization at the charity at a time when scientific progress offers unprecedented chances for inroads against the diseases. Panelists Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS/RESULTS EDUCATION FUND, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice […]

Breaking News: Senate committee bumps up funding for NIH

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On June 12, a Senate funding subcommittee voted on funding allocations for programs in health, human services, labor and education for the federal fiscal year beginning October 1, 2012.   Many details have not been released and more information will become available when the full Senate appropriations committee votes on the bill on Thursday, June 14.  […]

Global Fund countries respond to realities, make more of their money

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Facing uncertain future funding, countries receiving grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria have used what they know about their own epidemics to redirect money to programs where it will have its greatest impact, the latest edition of Aidspan’s Global Fund Observer reports. The Fund has encouraged the effort during renewal […]

TB Treatment Trial Raises Hopes

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Researchers who tested the safety and effectiveness of a new approach to tuberculosis treatment in recent global clinical trials are saying the results offer hope that a drug that could shorten the period during which patients can spread the disease to others, while addressing multi-drug-resistant infections. Researchers are calling the development of a new drug […]

A research resource, superinfection rate raises questions, and more

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AVAC launches HIV Prevention Research and Development Database: Where in the world is HIV clinical trial research happening? Where is it going, and where has it been? A new research and development database is online, courtesy of AVAC, with information on clinical trials for AIDS vaccines, microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), treatment as prevention and male circumcision. […]

Changes on Science Speaks

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Meredith Mazzotta has left our staff and will no longer be editing Science Speaks but will do live blogging from the International AIDS Society Conference being held in Washington DC July 22-27. Antigone Barton will be taking primary responsibility for Science Speaks. Antigone was a 2011 Nieman Global Health Reporting Fellow at Harvard University. A […]