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Director Of CDC-Malawi Reflects On Country’s HIV Efforts

In a post in the CDC’s “Our Global Voices” blog, Sundeep Gupta, the director of CDC-Malawi, reflects on HIV efforts in the country. Noting the CDC’s partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health — which is “ensuring quality in our programming, keeping our technical discussions grounded and practical, and helping…

Forbes Interviews Chief Of HIV/AIDS Section At UNICEF’s New York Headquarters

In a recent interview with Forbes, Craig McClure, chief of the HIV/AIDS section at UNICEF’s New York headquarters, “discussed their latest report examining the progress being made in the response to HIV and AIDS for children.” The report “highlights key strategies to prevent HIV and to accelerate access to the…

Blog Highlights Event On HIV Epidemic

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights comments made by virologist Robert Gallo at a recent event (.pdf) sponsored by the Institute of Human Virology, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, InterAction, World Vision and the Catholic Medical Missionary Board, and titled “Getting to Zero: Translating…

Study Shows No Increase In Sexual Risk Behavior When Taking Preventive HIV Drug

“Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people at high risk for the disease to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new U.S. study meant to address fears about its use,” Reuters reports. “The research, published in the Public Library of Science…

Two Studies Describe How HIV Destroys Cells, Leads To AIDS

“U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body’s immune system and cause AIDS, which could lead to new approaches to treatment and research for a cure for the disease that affects 35 million people around the world,” Reuters reports (Steenhuysen, 12/19). “It turns…

NIH Researchers Make Progress In HIV Vaccine Development

“At the Vaccine Research Center at the [NIH], researchers have developed high-resolution images of the AIDS virus at the atomic level,” columnist Michael Gerson writes in a Washington Post opinion piece. He describes this research and the advances scientists have made in learning how to prevent HIV from infecting cells.…

Science Speaks Selects Top 10 HIV, TB Stories Of 2013

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog provides a list of key news stories on HIV and tuberculosis in 2013. The blog notes the passage of the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria replenishment efforts, “[t]he Supreme Court’s upholding [of] the…

Media Outlets Review Global Health In 2013, Look Ahead To 2014

News outlets feature several articles reviewing global health in 2013 and looking forward to issues in 2014. USA TODAY: Infectious disease dominated health news in 2013 “The USA began 2013 in the midst of a severe flu season. Then came renewed concern over improving mental health care in response to…