Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dr. Myron Cohen: Treatment as prevention is a bridge to the future

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Dr. Myron Cohen had a broken arm in a sling, was talking on a subject he has discussed scores of times before, but all the same, he was having a good time. “It’s a really exciting time to be in AIDS research,” he explained. He was talking to an audience Wednesday evening at the George […]

Strong cases for U.S. investments in global health, listening to women when it comes to HIV prevention, a guide to Bedaquiline, and more

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The evidence on U.S. investments in foreign aid – In this issue brief, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, makes the case for why U.S. investments in foreign aid are beneficial for Americans as well as for developing countries.  Citing that foreign aid accounts for less than one percent of U.S. government spending, the brief […]

Wrapping up CROI 2013, Part 2: Saving babies, reaching young women, and men who have sex with men making a difference

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Science Speaks spent March 3 – 6 at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, covering breaking research news and discussions. Today we will wrap up with a look at how the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief affects infant mortality, what combination prevention means to young South African women, and where men who have […]

Wrapping up CROI 2013, Part I: TB on the verge, VOICE trial point to future research needs, sequestration consequence points to rough road ahead

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Science Speaks spent March 3 – 6 at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, covering breaking research news and discussions. Today and tomorrow we will wrap up with summaries of sessions, and questions they raised. Today Science Speaks will look at a obstacle for researchers, while presentations pointed to directions for future studies First […]

Secretary Sebelius: When you invest in women and girls, the results ripple through their communities

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Jemima, a rural Kenyan woman living with HIV and without medical care, had wasted to just 77 pounds when a friend brought her to a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief-supported clinic. She went home that day with a basic health package put together by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. She started antiretroviral […]

What do women want? What We’re Reading on International Women’s Day

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We’re watching two videos that give answers to the question of what women want this International Women’s Day, and finding the answers both urgent and unsurprising: Control over their bodies, and recognition for their work. Real Voices: Researchers and front-line workers talk about challenges in HIV prevention and reproductive health facing women in this video […]

CROI plenary highlights TB progress, urges care in use of new drugs

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. ATLANTA, GA — Andreas Diacon from Stellenbosch University in Cape Town […]

PEPFAR settings see impacts of testing, clinic size, gender on timely initiation of care

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. The following is a guest post by HIVMA executive director Andrea […]

Project ACCEPT: More community-based testing and support = less HIV incidence

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. The following is a guest post by HIVMA executive director Andrea […]

HIV Self-Testing and ART Initiation at Home: Promising Results from Blantyre Malawi

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. ATLANTA, GA — In an area with 18 percent HIV prevalence, […]