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Clinton to activists: Get more votes in Congress for AIDS funding

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Filed by Meredith Mazzotta from Vienna “This is only the end of the beginning,” former President Bill Clinton said at the Monday morning plenary session of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. “We have to transition now from what has essentially been a ‘make-it-up-as-you-go’ initial response to a calculated, long-term response.“ Part of that response, […]

GOP Senators Demand Answers From PEPFAR on Treatment Scale Up

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Five Republican U.S. senators recently sent a pointed letter to US Global AIDS Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD, asking for a clear response to reports that patients are being denied HIV therapy in Uganda and that clinicians elsewhere are “being forced to ration lifesaving treatment.” The letter, signed by Sens. Michael Enzi of Wyoming, Tom Coburn […]

Letter to Clinton: Preserve PEPFAR's Autonomy, Keep it at State

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Although Administration officials have said PEPFAR would be the “cornerstone” of its Global Health Initiative, HIV advocates and experts are worried that PEPFAR and the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator could actually have less visibility and authority under the GHI. The Administration has not yet detailed what the GHI’s governance will look like, […]

WH Officials Announce IAS Conference Set for D.C. in 2012, Leaves Other Key Global AIDS Policy Questions Unanswered

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Today’s White House news conference on the Obama Administration’s global HIV/AIDS efforts did not, in fact, provide all that much news. The main announcement came from Secretary Hillary Clinton, who said the International AIDS Society would host its 2012 conference in Washington, D.C., a step made possible by the Administration’s repeal of the HIV entry […]

WHO Announces New HIV/AIDS Guidelines, As Top WH Officials Prepare to Detail Global HIV/AIDS Efforts

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In a long anticipated move, the World Health Organization released new recommendations on the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS today. The WHO announced that it is now recommending antiretroviral therapy (ART) be initiated at a CD4 threshold of 350 cells/mm3 for “all HIV-positive patients, including pregnant women, regardless of symptoms.” The WHO called for prolonged […]

Goosby Sworn In as Clinton and Goosby Affirm Commitment to PEPFAR

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presided over the swearing in of Eric Goosby, MD, as Ambassador at large and US Global AIDS Coordinator last night in an emotional ceremony that included numerous Goosby family members, including his wife, his two children and his mother. Sitting with Dr. Goosby’s family were Ambassador Mark Dybul, MD, and […]

Clinton, Goosby Speeches Could Shed Light on Administration Plans for Global Health

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From the implementation of so-called “smart power” diplomacy to the future of PEPFAR, there are many unanswered questions about the Obama administration’s approach to foreign aid. For starters, who will head USAID, which oversees many US global health programs as well as other development assistance? The buzz so far has centered on health-care pioneer Paul […]