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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 […]

Ambassador Goosby Discusses Budget, Partnership Frameworks, and New Role for AIDS Activists

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Dr. Eric Goosby, the US global AIDS ambassador, spoke with John Donnelly about a number of issues surrounding PEPFAR and the Obama administration’s new Global Health Initiative, including how the administration hopes to ramp up treatment and prevention efforts with small increases in overall funding and how PEPFAR is constantly responding to emergencies in the […]

Physicians, Other Public Health Experts Decry Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda

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Nearly 1,500 physicians, scientists, and other global health leaders from the U.S. and around the world today called on Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to stop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill before his country’s Parliament. In a petition that drew signatures from clinicians, professors, researchers and students at leading US and international institutions, these experts said the Ugandan legislation […]

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, […]

PEPFAR Releases More Details on Its Five-Year Strategy

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PEPFAR today released three “annexes” to its five-year global AIDS strategy, offering some additional details and context for the plan issued last week on World AIDS Day. The first annex, which can be found here, addresses PEPFAR’s prevention, care, and treatment plans for the next five years. “Prevention remains the paramount challenge of the HIV […]

HIV/AIDS Physician-Scientists, Advocates Call for Bold HIV Treatment Goals for PEPFAR

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Physician-scientists working on the frontlines of the HIV/AIDS epidemic today urged the White House to set bold new HIV treatment targets for PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The Center for Global Health Policy joined with a coalition of other organizations—including HealthGAP, amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research), the Treatment Action Group, […]