Tag Archives: Dr. Anthony Fauci

COVID-19: Could remdesivir be the game-changer? A physician at an epicenter looks at the need, and the hope

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The following is a guest post by Kwan Kew Lai, MD, DMD It was my last day of volunteering as a medical doctor at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens, New York, heeding the call of Gov. Cuomo to help my colleagues in desperate need of relief from their burden of caring for COVID-19 patients. I usually volunteer […]

COVID-19: A pandemic spells out needs for infectious diseases, global health security investments and leadership

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The following is a guest post by Dr. Bertha Serwa Ayi It is 10 pm Eastern Standard Time, and an exhausted 79-year old man, who has managed to keep the façade of a 50-year-old man, with a sterling infectious disease career is on CNN fielding questions from a world thirsty for knowledge. The public and […]

Improved Ebola survival rates with study treatments raise hopes, challenges

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Announcing favorable results from two of four Ebola treatment candidates being used in a randomized clinical trial among patients in the ongoing Democratic Republic of Congo outbreak, officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the World Health Organization, and a veteran Democratic Republic of Congo researcher today heralded preliminary data as yielding […]

Fauci: A “global health reserve fund” needed, for Zika, and outbreaks to come

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//UPDATE — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing additional locally transmitted Zika infections, and failures in mosquito control efforts, issued a alert today advising pregnant women to avoid a 1-mile radius surrounding the Miami neighborhood where local transmission has taken place, in addition to other precautions.// The National Institutes of Health is set to start […]

NIH names new Office of AIDS Research director

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Post has been open since June 2015 departure of longtime leader Dr. Jack Whitescarver “We still need a vaccine and we need a cure. So we need ways to protect people not infected, and we need to try to find ways that we can cure people who are . . .” Dr. Maureen Goodenow, in […]

HIV fighters look ahead to “Heartbreak Hill” and reclaimed dreams

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With opportunities to end the HIV pandemic demanding more resources and resolve than ever, a gathering of those in it for the long haul urge final sprint The right things in the right places at the right time came together for Fortunata Kasege in 1997, when she came to the United States from her home in […]

Fauci: No excuse for HIV treatment wait

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Dr. Anthony Fauci was remembering when he knew virtually all of his AIDS patients would die within months. He was recounting the bitter frustration of being trained to be a healer, and having no recourse. He was talking about “one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of medicine,” that in the three decades since […]

House committee discusses diminished medical research budget, while Fauci talks to HIV prevention scientists

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While funding constraints divide science support, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director says, “We really do have a lot to do.”  As members of a House subcommittee met this morning on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to discuss allocations that will affect health, human services, education and training programs in the year ahead, […]

START findings highlight treatment divide

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“It’s just more scientific evidence to back what we’ve been saying for a long time.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announcing the conclusion of the START trial, which began in 2011 to assess “the best time for healthy HIV-infected people to begin antiretrovirals.” The announcement from the National Institute […]

Ebola outbreaks, response … We’re reading about new and persistent challenges to confronting global health threats

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As policy makers and presidents from across Africa gathered in Washington, DC for the three-day U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit, the White House released a fact sheet Monday summarizing U.S.-African Cooperation on Global Health accomplishments of the past 20 years. With investments from the United States, other donors and increased local investments in public health […]