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Lawmakers ‘Falling Short’ In Improving Access To Medicines Worldwide

“In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama nominally reaffirmed his commitment to universal health care, citing the success of the Affordable Care Act. Despite his dedication to free and fair medical services for Americans, he failed to comment on the essential life-saving global medicine funding programs…

Blog Reports On Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s position on a bill that would criminalize homosexuality in the country. “…Even without Museveni’s signature, the bill already has an impact, according to service providers who have reported that some health workers are unwilling to…

Blog Examines Why PrEP For MSM Not More Widely Adopted

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the use of daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). “…Of all the recent advancements that have been shown to be effective in preventing HIV, daily oral…

USAID’s Pioneer Prizes Pay Tribute To Technological Advances In Creating AIDS-Free Generation

Writing in USAID’s “Impact” blog, David Stanton, director of the Office of HIV/AIDS, highlights the agency’s Pioneers Prize program, which “pays tribute to technological advances that offer innovative solutions to critical issues facing global development. … As a key implementer of PEPFAR, USAID’s work in HIV and AIDS was well-recognized…

HIV Prevention, Treatment Should Include Research On Effective Vaccine, Fauci Says

The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features a perspective piece and interview exploring different strategies to prevent and treat HIV worldwide. NEJM: Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the need for an HIV vaccine and the advances that will help fulfill that need NEJM Managing Editor…

UNAIDS Praises Kenyan First Lady’s Maternal, Child Health Campaign

The Star: U.N. praises First Lady’s maternal health project “The United Nations has lauded the Beyond Zero Campaign launched by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. It said the initiative will improve maternal and child health in [Kenya]. ‘Fifteen women die every day due to pregnancy related complications in Kenya and 20…

HIV Cure Research For Children, Adults ‘Could Be The Catalyst’ To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Setting the Stage for an HIV Cure Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), and Nicholas Hellmann, EGPAF’s executive vice president of medical and scientific affairs “…Cure research is an essential step to keeping HIV-positive children alive. It is imperative that children…

Deborah Birx Urges AIDS Research To Marry Prevention With Care, Colleagues Say

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the way Deborah Birx, former director of the United States Military Research HIV Program and nominee to lead PEPFAR, plans to address the next phase of PEPFAR: by “marrying prevention to care,” noting that this “was the ethical way to…

Integrating TB, HIV Programs Will Lead To Efficiency In Life-Saving Treatments

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses findings of a “four-year South Africa study of co-infected patients [that] showed starting treatment for HIV during the course of anti-tuberculosis treatment, rather than waiting until TB treatment was completed, improved survival rates among those whose tuberculosis was responsive to…

amfAR Announces More Than $2M In Cure-Focused HIV Research Grants

In a press release, amfAR announces a new round of research grants. “Shortly after launching the ‘Countdown to a Cure for HIV/AIDS,’ a research initiative aimed at finding a broadly applicable cure for HIV by 2020, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, on Wednesday announced that it has awarded 12…