CHILD TO BE ‘FUNCTIONALLY CURED’ OF HIV

March 6, 2013 This case brings new hope for young children infected with HIV. We eagerly await further research on these findings and whether the experience of the child can be replicated in clinical trials involving other HIV-exposed children. The doctors’ use of early and aggressive antiretroviral treatment in this child raises questions for further research around how soon after birth HIV-exposed infants should be tested and the optimal dosing of antiretroviral drugs for newly-infected … [Read more...]

WORLD AIDS DAY 2011 – The Beginning of the End of AIDS‏

December 1, 2011 The Beginning of the End of AIDSToday is World AIDS Day, and President Obama is marking the occasion by speaking at "The Beginning of the End of AIDS," an event hosted by the ONE Campaign and (RED) at George Washington University. Find out more and watch live. Have questions about the global AIDS epidemic and what the Administration is doing to bring it to an end? Today at 2:30 p.m. EST, Gayle Smith, Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the White … [Read more...]

HIV/AIDS: Op-Ed: Fighting AIDS—At the Tipping Point

Ambassador Eric Goosby, current U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Ambassador Mark Dybul, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, co-authored this op-ed published by The Huffington Post on September 14, 2011. Fighting AIDS: At the Tipping Point Thirty years since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in the United States, the world finds itself at a tipping point in the fight against this deadly disease. For the first time, grounded in scientific evidence, our efforts can put us … [Read more...]

PEPFAR – Encouraging News on the Scientific Front, U.S. Global AIDS

- PEPFAR - Encouraging News on the Scientific Front, U.S. Global AIDS In last week’s post, I previewed the International AIDS Conference in Rome. This week I’d like to offer some brief reflections on the activity there, and what it means for our PEPFAR programs.For those of us who have been working in this field for some time — which in my case is about 30 years — the mood in Rome was positive, with a palpable sense of encouragement. This was largely fueled by two things: new evidence … [Read more...]

Eliminate Pediatric HIV Transmission and Keep Mothers Alive

A Bold New Plan To Eliminate Pediatric HIV Transmission and Keep Mothers Alive Today, I was proud to participate in an historic moment in the global HIV response. Standing with former President Bill Clinton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and many others, we joined forces toward an ambitious, yet achievable, goal — ending pediatric AIDS and keeping mothers alive around the globe. In the United States and Europe, pediatric AIDS is now an artifact of history. Yet, in many countries, … [Read more...]

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