Tag Archives: Dr. Anthony Fauci

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 […]

AIDS 2014: HIV and tuberculosis are one disease in Southern Africa

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the coming week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – “We must ensure that the worlds of HIV and TB focus on individual human beings instead of individual diseases” This message headlined remarks from Mark […]

Tuberculosis R&D must be U.S. diplomatic priority, say global health leaders

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Along with maintaining funding for fighting global tuberculosis, the United States government must better coordinate with the most affected countries on TB research and development, said global health leaders Monday at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington, examining challenges to global tuberculosis efforts. This point, along with the recommendation that the […]