Category Archives: AIDS 2010 – Vienna

The 18th International AIDS Conference, Vienna.

Vienna Newsmaker: Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD

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Ezekiel J. Emanuel, head of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and a breast oncologist, is on extended detail as a special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. But that doesn’t speak to his impact. He is […]

Lantos Foundation Says Lantos-Hyde Vision Now "Faltering"

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Today a powerful statement was issued by the Foundation created to carry on the legacy of Representative Tom Lantos, the US legislator and Holocaust survivor who, before he passed away, played a leading role in reauthorizing PEPFAR.  The Lantos Foundation is chaired by Lantos’ widow, Annette Lantos.  Read the full statement.  An excerpt: “Before he died, [Tom […]

White House Global AIDS Advisor Joins Meeting on HIV and Health Systems in Vienna

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Wearing an AIDS red ribbon on this lapel, Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, a special advisor to the White House on health policy, participated in a panel discussion this morning during an IAS 2010 pre-meeting entitled “Bridging the Divide – Inter-Disciplinary Partnerships for HIV and Health Systems Strengthening.” “This is a challenge to everyone — Partially to […]

Looking toward Vienna: Eric Goosby, MD

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Global AIDS: `An inevitable mismatch of resources and need’ Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD, the US global AIDS coordinator who assumed his position a little more than a year ago, will be a significant presence at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, which kicks off Sunday night. John Donnelly interviewed him Wednesday about his expectations for […]

Looking toward Vienna: Gottfried Hirnschall

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`How can we maintain interest in HIV?’ Two months ago, Dr Gottfried Hirnschall took over as director of the HIV Department at the World Health Organization (WHO). He previously was director for Partnerships, External Relations and Communications for WHO’s “3 by 5” initiative, and then oversaw the Caribbean HIV programme of the Pan-American Health Organization, […]

Looking toward Vienna: Mark Harrington

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The International AIDS Conference starts this coming weekend. ScienceSpeaks sat down with Mark Harrington (right), executive director of the Treatment Action Group (TAG), to get his thoughts on the meeting. TAG is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS. TAG’s programs focus on […]

Looking toward Vienna: Dan Kuritzkes, MD

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The International AIDS Conference starts up in less than a week in Vienna, Austria.  ScienceSpeaks is gathering thoughts from leaders in the field HIV/AIDS treatment, research and advocacy in the question and answer series “Looking toward Vienna.” Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Head […]

Looking toward Vienna, Part II: Professor Veronica Miller

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The International AIDS Conference begins a week from Saturday and expectations for the meeting are mixed. This is the second in a series of interviews with leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS treatment, research and advocacy on their thoughts as the conference approaches. Veronica Miller, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Forum for Collaborative […]