Category Archives: HIV_Conference

HIV/AIDS Implementers Conference, Windhoek, Namibia.

AIDS Quilt Comes to Africa

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When Dorinda Henry talks about the AIDS Quilt – the 22-year project that has so far memorialized the names of 88,000 people who have died from AIDS – she cannot help but cry. She is not alone, of course. But Henry, the curator and chaplain of the Atlanta-based NAMES Project Foundation/AIDS Memorial Quilt, is feeling […]

Missing Goosby

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Memo to Dr. Eric Goosby:  Several hundred people in Windhoek wish you were here at the HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting. Goosby, who has been nominated by President Obama to be the next US global AIDS coordinator, yesterday had his confirmation hearing in the US Senate. There’s no timetable yet on his confirmation vote. Ever since Obama […]

HIV Conference Opens with Major Funding Questions

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Welcome to the live blog of the  2009 HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting, which is being held this year in Windhoek, Namibia. For the past several days, US government officials have held internal meetings (called here “USG-only’’), but today the conference expands for the next four days with dozens of presentations involving AIDS experts from many groups. […]

Live from Namibia: HIV Implementers Conference

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This post is “sticky” – it will remain at the top of the blog until the Implementers Conference liveblogging is over. Scroll down for John Donnelly’s coverage and other posts. From June 10-12, former Boston Globe reporter John Donnelly will be blogging live from the  HIV Implementers Meeting in Windhoek, Namibia. Please, check back during […]

Get the Latest from the HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting–Without Going to Namibia

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Starting Wednesday, John Donnelly, a former reporter with the Boston Globe, will be live blogging in this space from the HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting. The conference  will delve into the latest research and program innoviations on a gamut of topics–from male circumcision to HIV/TB co-infection to program planning amid the current economic uncertainty. Coming as Congress considers funding for […]