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U.S. Unveils 5-Year PEPFAR Strategy

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby “unveiled a five-year strategy for fighting AIDS worldwide, shifting the focus from emergency response to sustainable programs in countries worldwide,” Agence France-Presse reports.

Op-Eds On World AIDS Day: Research, Funding, Hunger, Uganda

To Find AIDS Cure, Ensure NIH Funding The “National Institutes of Health – perhaps our best hope for funding a cure for AIDS – has been underfunded since 2003,” Kate Krauss, director of the AIDS Policy Project, writes in a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece. “To cure AIDS, funding must be…

News Outlets Examine Global Response To HIV/AIDS Ahead Of World AIDS Day

Several news outlets examined the global fight against HIV/AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day (December 1): The Associated Press explores how PEPFAR funds are being used to help connect patients living with the disease to treatment, provide support for families and educate the public about the disease in Vietnam. “The…

WHO Issues New HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines

The WHO on Monday issued new recommendations that patients living with HIV/AIDS begin receiving antiretrovirals (ARVs) earlier than current HIV treatment advice suggests, the Associated Press reports.

Despite Gains, HIV/AIDS Remains Public-Health Priority, UNAIDS, WHO Say

News outlets continued to examine the 2009 AIDS epidemic update released Tuesday by the WHO and UNAIDS: “The U.N. report said ‘AIDS continues to be a major public-health priority’ and called for more funds to support efforts to curb the epidemic and to distribute lifesaving drugs,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The U.N. report also suggested that health authorities need to focus resources on those most at risk” (Fairclough, 11/25).