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ScienceInsider Examines Source Of $100M For U.S. HIV Cure Research

Noting President Barack Obama on Monday at a World AIDS Day event at the White House announced $100 million would be redirected to “a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health [NIH] to advance research into an HIV cure,” ScienceInsider examines the funding’s source. “Obama did not specify where…

Donors Pledge $12 Billion To Global Fund For 2014-2016

“The world’s donor countries on Tuesday pledged $12 billion over three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,” the New York Times reports. “The amount was more than the fund took in at its last pledge conference in 2010, but less than the $15 billion it…

New Initiative Aims To Identify Innovations To Use Water More Efficiency

“As the global water resources become increasingly scarce, we must learn how to adapt to a new reality,” Christian Holmes, global water coordinator for USAID, writes in the agency’s “IMPACTblog.” He states, “In part, this means learning how to do more with less. Learning to use available water better, learning…

Reps. Himes, Lee Introduce ‘Cure For AIDS Act’

“On the observance of World AIDS Day, Representatives Jim Himes [D-Conn.] and Barbara Lee [D-Calif.] announced they have re-introduced the ‘Cure for AIDS Act,’ a bill they first introduced last Congress that would fund research and development of a cure for HIV/AIDS,” a press release from Himes states. The bill…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Address Global Fund Pledges

Donor countries, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector on Tuesday pledged $12 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis at its replenishment meeting. The following summary of opinion pieces and editorial discuss the Global Fund and its work. Lucy Chesire, Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog:…

Capitol Hill Briefing Addresses Youth, HIV/AIDS

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights a Capitol Hill briefing on youth and HIV/AIDS that took place on Monday. Moderated by Smita Baruah, director of global health policy and advocacy for Save the Children United States, the panel included Nandita Sugandhi of the Clinton Health Access…

Ending TB Deaths Is Vital To Defeating AIDS

“[L]et’s not forget that if the dream of making this the generation that defeats AIDS is to become reality, we must also tackle the leading killer of people with HIV — tuberculosis (TB),” Cheri Vincent, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at the USAID Global Health Bureau, writes in USAID’s…

AIDS.gov Blog Posts Address World AIDS Day

The AIDS.gov blog has published several posts in recognition of Worlds AIDS Day, observed annually on December 1. In the first post, Deborah Birx, director of the CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS at the Center for Global Health, reflects on the theme for this World AIDS Day — Shared Responsibility:…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Address World AIDS Day

The following is a summary of opinion pieces and an editorial marking World AIDS Day, which was observed on Sunday, as well as a replenishment meeting for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s taking place this week in Washington, D.C. Georgia Arnold, Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog: “There…