Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

While a baby in Mississippi proves what science can do, just a third of HIV-infected children get the treatment they need, leading to question: What will it take?

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Can pediatric AIDS end with numbers still uncounted? What has to happen to propel the progress of two and a half decades of confronting HIV in children to the success of no child contracting the virus, getting sick with AIDS, and no child dying from the disease? That was the question posed to a panel […]

Birx: PEPFAR will do more with less

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“We will deliver the right things, in the right places, at the right times,” said new Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx on Monday when outlining her broad vision for the third phase of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at a town hall hosted by Kaiser Family Foundation. With an increasingly limited budget, Birx […]

Targeting the pediatric HIV treatment gap, speeding drug development, imagining a world of equitable treatment access, the Medicines Patent Pool aims for breakthroughs

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An event last week launching the Pediatric treatment Initiative “to get kids the medicines they need,” included the news of a commitment to double the number of children on treatment with support from the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief within the next two years. With a continued gap that sees an estimated two million […]

HIV transmission risks: Review updates CDC estimates, adds impact of treatment, condom use

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Authors of a comprehensive review of literature reporting data on per-act HIV transmission risks have updated the last estimates produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005, and in the process have highlighted the importance of treatment and prevention reaching those at greatest risk. The CDC’s estimates “relied heavily on estimates […]