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Listen To Women’s Needs When Designing HIV Prevention Strategies

According to “results from a large HIV prevention trial among African women” known as VOICE and released last week, “none of the prevention methods tested in the study made a difference in HIV infection rates, because few women actually used them as directed,” AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren writes in an…

Blog Reports On Case Of ‘U.N. Cholera Denial’ In Zimbabwe

“There is understandable outrage over the United Nation’s reaction to its role in first creating and then denying responsibility for Haiti’s cholera outbreak in 2010 that killed 8,000 people,” Todd Moss, vice president for programs and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), writes in the center’s “Global Health Policy”…

International Community Should ‘Strengthen And Sustain’ Efforts To Prevent GBV, HIV

Noting the ongoing 57th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and International Women’s Day, recognized today, Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and head of the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé write in the Huffington Post’s “Global…

U.S. Global Health Investments Must Continue

“A decade ago, as I was beginning my time as Senate majority leader, bipartisan consensus in Washington helped launch a new era of progress in global health just when it was sorely needed,” former Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) writes in a Roll Call opinion piece. “U.S. leadership at the Global Fund…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces React To ‘Functional Cure’ Of Infant Born With HIV

Scientists on Sunday announced that an infant born with HIV appears to have been “functionally cured” of the virus after receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 30 hours of birth. The following is a summary of three opinion pieces published in response to the announcement. Sarah Boseley, Guardian: “This is progress and will open…

New Funding Model Will Help Global Fund Grow, Learn, Help More People

“At the Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria], we launched a new funding model this week that is built to capitalize on open interaction and information flow,” Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog, adding, “With more open dialogue between cooperative partners,…

USAID Addressing GBV In Humanitarian Response To Disasters

Anita Malley, acting senior displacement and protection policy adviser for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog” about the office’s commitment “to finding solutions to address gender-based violence (GBV) as a part of our humanitarian response to disasters.” She describes USAID’s support of International Rescue Committee…

USAID Working With Non-Profit Partners To Improve Health Systems Worldwide

“It takes only a fraction of a single penny per American taxpayer dollar to train a global health workforce — a workforce that will reach millions through treatment, prevention and counseling services,” Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID, and Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International,…

Prevention Remains Best Method To Stop Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

“If confirmed by further analysis,” the case of a Mississippi infant being cured of HIV “would be the first time a person has been cured with simple drug treatments, making a lifetime of antiviral therapy unnecessary,” a New York Times editorial states. Born to an HIV-positive mother who did not receive HIV treatment during…