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USAID Releases Final R&D Activities Report for HIV/AIDS

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has released a new report to Congress, “Health-Related Research and Development Activities at USAID” – the final annual update on the results of the USAID 2006-10 health research strategy. The report is being released in sections over a five-week period, and the HIV/AIDS chapter is now available for […]

Day two in Africa: Visiting an “academic institute and an agent for social change”

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Director of  The Center for Global Health Policy Christine Lubinski is blogging today from Johannesburg, South Africa. This is her second entry from her visit to South Africa and Zambia, where she and other Center staff are hosting five congressional staff members on tours of U.S. government funded programs to address HIV and TB.  Dr. Helen Rees describes the University […]

Post CAPRISA: Fauci Describes Another PrEP Trial Underway

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During a press conference Tuesday at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, describes the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic (VOICE) trial. The study is testing the safety and efficacy of microbicide gel containing the ARV drug tenofovir, […]

For men and women in Africa, rectal microbicides are crucial

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Here at the Microbicides 2010 conference in Pittsburgh I got a chance to talk with Dr. Gita Ramjee, one of the top researchers in the field, about the most exciting scientific challenges being discussed at the meeting.  Dr Ramjee is the Director of the HIV Prevention Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council.  […]

Now, the scientists’ take on HIV and TB

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Welcome to our live blog just across from the U.S. Capitol, where more than 100 HIV and TB scientists, policymakers, and advocates have come together for a symposium titled “Changing Course: Stemming the Deadly Twin Epidemics of HIV and Tuberculosis.” Two back-to-back sessions—sponsored by the Center for Global Health Policy and the Global Health Council—will feature […]