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Addressing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at Home and Abroad: Short-Term Policy Options Under Consideration by the New Administration and Congress

This past summer, the United States government’s global HIV/AIDS program was reauthorized and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating that the epidemic at home was worse than previously thought. These events called significant attention to HIV/AIDS and together present the new Administration and…

2008 Presidential Election Issue Spotlight: Global Health and HIV/AIDS

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, now President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain announced a number of policy proposals and positions related to global health and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, both globally and domestically. This document summarizes those positions as staked out during the presidential campaign. It is…

Global HIV/AIDS Timeline

On June 5, 1981, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first warning about a relatively rare form of pneumonia among a small group of young gay men in Los Angeles, which was later determined to be AIDS-related. Since that time, tens of millions of people…

Behavior Change for HIV Prevention: (Re) Considerations for the 21st Century

The Global HIV Prevention Working Group issued a report, “Behavior Change for HIV Prevention: (Re) Considerations for the 21st Century.” The Global HIV Prevention Working Group is a panel of nearly 50 leading public health experts, clinicians, biomedical, and behavioral researchers, and people affected by HIV/AIDS, convened by the Bill &…

Reauthorization of PEPFAR, The United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act: A Side-by-Side Comparison to Prior Law

In 2003, the United States committed $15 billion over five years (2004–2008) to fight global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. President Bush recently signed legislation reauthorizing the law for another five years with $48 billion in funding. A new side-by-side compares key provisions of the reauthorization and the original law. Side-by-Side…

Understanding the New UNAIDS Estimates

This fact sheet presents an overview of the updated estimates on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, released by UNAIDS in November 2007. The fact sheet describes how the new estimates compare to prior estimates, what they mean for understanding the future course of the epidemic, and what the major factors were…

“Seryozha” A Documentary on Children and HIV/AIDS in Russia

“Seryozha” is a documentary film about orphans living on the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia, some of whom are HIV-positive or have lost parents to AIDS. Filmmaker Denis Kuzmin follows the life of one orphan and through him tells the larger story of “street kids” exposed to drugs, sex and…

AIDS at 25

June 5, 2006, marks twenty-five years since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its first warning about an emerging illness that soon became known as AIDS. In recognition of this day, the Kaiser Family Foundation is releasing several new and updated resources:Evolution of an Epidemic: 25 Years…