Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

IAS 2019: While plans for HIV control innovations accelerate, community input remains an afterthought

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MEXICO CITY – “What HIV has pointed out is that building it does not make them come,” Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx noted at an opening night press event that highlighted persisting gaps in HIV testing, treatment, prevention access across the globe. When services don’t reach clients and communities, she said, people offering them have to […]

PEPFAR announces prevention, treatment targets, highlights “DREAMS” for young women

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While announcements from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief often highlight the program’s success stories, PEPFAR supplied depressing data along with its release Saturday of new targets for treatment enrollment, additional prevention interventions, and infections to be prevented, over the coming two years. That’s because the targets “for the first time ever” (as the […]

Study sets out to capture pediatric antiretroviral treatment costs, improve planning

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Earlier this month we posted an interview with Ambassador Deborah Birx on a new partnership aiming to expand pediatric antiretroviral treatment access in Africa. The following is a guest post from Ron MacInnis, Sarah Alkenbrack and Sara Bowsky with the Health Policy Project about work to strengthen that effort with reliable data. By Ron MacInnis, […]

PEPFAR Pediatric HIV treatment partnership targets antiretroviral access gap

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U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief with London-based philanthropy Children’s Investment Fund Foundation aims to double number of children getting lifesaving medicine across 10 African countries in next two years “When you just see a number, you don’t always grasp a problem,” U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx said, the day after announcing the launch […]

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 […]

AIDS among children, teenagers a “Hidden Epidemic”

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Elizabeth Chester held up a picture of half a dozen large pills – the daily treatment regimen for a child infected with HIV. She then held up a picture of the child, showing that a child no more than three years old has to do what an adult would have difficulty doing, swallowing down pill […]

Making AIDS history, amfAR counts down to a cure at Capitol Hill briefing

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Ambassador Deborah Birx,  Anthony Fauci, Michel Sidibe, Kenneth Cole, Miss Universe, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Tom Harkin, and World Bank President Jim Kim among participants in event to “Make AIDS History.” It already sounds like history now, before testing, before treatment, before activism, science, money and policy introduced hope into the time when an AIDS […]