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A tour of cure news, a request for proposals, the facts about HIV treatment, and more

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‘Cured of AIDS’? Not yet: This New York Times article by Donald McNeil captures the excitement spurring HIV cure research and the significance of recent developments, and spells out the ways that knowledge about how virus works continues to grow. It is more accessible than the research presentations that announced these advances, more comprehensive than […]

Looking toward Vienna: Eric Goosby, MD

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Global AIDS: `An inevitable mismatch of resources and need’ Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD, the US global AIDS coordinator who assumed his position a little more than a year ago, will be a significant presence at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, which kicks off Sunday night. John Donnelly interviewed him Wednesday about his expectations for […]

Dr. Goosby and Others React to Times Global AIDS Stories

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Last Monday’s New York Times stories, detailing the consequences of the faltering battle against global AIDS, has triggered an outpouring of reaction. For starters, there was this May 13 editorial by the Times itself, which noted that the war against AIDS, spearheaded by the US, had “racked up enormous successes over the past decade.” The […]

IAS President Asks Why We Are Losing AIDS Battle

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There is yet more reaction from Monday’s New York Times story on the unraveling of the fight against global AIDS. A very powerful, pointed post by International AIDS Society President-elect Elly Katabira gets right at the crux of the current crisis. “Why are we now losing a battle that we had fought so hard… and won? […]

NYT: "Golden Window" of HIV Treatment is Closing

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The New York Times today ran a powerful set of stories on the consequences of stagnant funding for global AIDS programs. The main article documents a sharp turnabout in the war on AIDS, as new patients in Uganda are being denied access to treatment because of inadequate funding.  “Uganda is the first country where major […]

South Africa Steps Up on AIDS, But Are Goals Reachable if World Steps Back?

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This excellent New York Times story makes clear that, when it comes to battling AIDS, it really is a new day in South Africa. But even as the South African government unveils an impressive new plan to ramp up HIV treatment and prevention, a new report from the International Treatment Prepardness Coalition makes it equally clear that […]