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Join Effort to Rebuild World Commitment to Global AIDS Fight

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With an eye toward rebuilding international commitment to combating global AIDS, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has created a new online tool to help scientists and other HIV advocates pressure their leaders to live up to Universal Access goals at upcoming G8 & G20 meetings. With this e-advocacy campaign, individuals can click here to send […]

A Research To-Do List for Improving HIV Treatment and Prevention in Women and Children

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What is the best way to scale up and improve HIV treatment, care, and prevention for women and children? The International AIDS Society tries to answer that pressing question with today’s release of a “comprehensive research agenda” focused specifically on addressing HIV knowledge gaps related to women and children. The IAS document, called “Asking the […]

Taking the Long View on HIV Treatment Sustainability

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“Sustainability” is the catchphrase increasingly tossed around in discussions about fighting the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Now, a new opinion piece in the journal AIDS explores what it would take to achieve meaningful sustainability—outlining some key steps necessary to foster strong, enduring treatment programs in resource-poor settings. As a backdrop, the authors, including Edward J. Mills, […]

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 […]

A Pullback on Global AIDS Would Have Dire Consequences

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Here’s an exclamation point for the end of the IAS Conference: “You can’t make phony choices between life and death. You have to find money.” That statement came from Hoosen Coovadia, Victor Daitz Professor for HIV/AIDS research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in an Inter Press News Service story about the consequences of a global […]

IAS: Investment in HIV Programs Has Many Good Side Effects

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As the 5th IAS Conference drew to a close, the society released a broad-brush statement summarizing some of the scientific and policy highlights of the meeting. The bottom line is that money spent treating and preventing HIV in the developing world also helps improve health and strenghten health systems. This is no small point at a […]

Cahn Addresses the Latest (Hot-Button) HIV Treatment Topics

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. Pedro Cahn, president of Huésped Foundation, an Argentinean AIDS organization involved in HIV/AIDS clinical research, prevention and care, offered a refreshingly candid and provocative HIV treatment update as the second plenary speaker at the IAS conference today. Cahn, […]

HIV/TB Co-infection–The Deadly Duo Take Center Stage at IAS

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. World renowned HIV/TB expert Dr. Gerry Friedland, a professor of medicine at Yale and a member of the Global Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee, opened this morning’s plenary session at the 2009 IAS conference by highlighting important operational research […]

Aggressive New Approaches Needed on PMTCT

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. Dramatic scale-up and innovative approaches are critically needed to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission, Elaine Abrams, of Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, said at an IAS conference session on PMTCT today. In a […]

More Money for Health, and More Health for the Money

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who is attending the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. Getting the most bang for your buck may be a cliché, but it’s probably a good one for these hard economic times. Stefano Bertozzi, founding director of the Division of Health Economics & Policy at Mexico’s National […]