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PEPFAR Is Worth It: Ezekiel Emanuel Is Wrong on AIDS Funding

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 10:04 AM

The diminishing commitment by donor nations, including the United States, to fund AIDS treatment initiatives such as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will be a major topic this July in Washington, D.C., at the XIX International AIDS Conference. The global economic recession and the de-emphasizing...

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United States Domestic AIDS War Is Falling Apart

(3) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 9:01 AM

Today we commemorate World AIDS Day. We watched the HIV virus devastate our country in the 1980s and then watched again when it devastated mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa. We listened to our moral conscience to intervene and today as Americans we should be proud that our government is...

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Hillary Clinton Is Right About HIV/AIDS: Time To Enact A Global Health Service Corps

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 3:22 PM

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton declared the U.S. government's intent to create an "AIDS-free generation." Secretary Clinton outlined a bold plan to reduce new HIV-infections, globally, including the eradication of pediatric HIV by 2015. This new strategy builds upon the success of the President's...

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Moving Forward on FDA Review of HIV Prevention Drugs

(10) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 2:15 PM

David Ernesto Munar, president and CEO of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, writes in The Huffington Post about the efforts by several AIDS advocacy organizations to encourage the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite its review of a medication that prevents HIV infection. Truvada, manufactured by Gilead...

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Attention Occupy Wall Street: Enact a Financial Speculation Tax

(7) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 4:00 PM

"Power concedes nothing without a demand." -Frederick Douglas

The anatomy of revolution is ubiquitous throughout human history. Citizens frustrated at the status quo, magnified by the inequities between the oligarchs and the proletariat, coalesce with one another de novo to voice their frustration. The discontent acts as a chemoattractant bringing...

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Global HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding at Risk Under Mitt Romney

(4) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 4:51 PM

The latest Rasmussen poll, reports over 50 percent of likely Republican voters believe Mitt Romney will win the Republican nomination. As the tenor of the 2012 presidential election focuses on the economy and international affairs, many global health advocates are interested in Mitt Romney's commitment to funding U.S....

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Healthcare Reform: Solving the Medical Student Debt Crisis Through Human Capital Contracts

(24) Comments | Posted June 10, 2011 | 4:12 PM

Despite the enactment of healthcare reform by the United States Congress in 2010, organized medicine has yet to successfully tackle the issue of medical student debt. More than 86% of physicians graduate with educational debt averaging more than $155,000. The perception of medical school debt encourages students to...

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AIDS Activism: Confusing Accountability With Personal Attacks

(42) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 10:16 AM

In the last year, AIDS activists have criticized President Obama and his former senior healthcare advisor Ezekiel J. Emanuel MD, PhD. AIDS advocates claimed that the Obama administration was de-emphasizing international AIDS treatment initiatives in favor of other global health priorities. In a commentary published in...

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Global AIDS Funding and China

(6) Comments | Posted December 1, 2010 | 9:30 AM

Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day. Over 5.2 million people are receiving lifesaving HIV treatment due to the combined efforts of the multinational Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and the United States' President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Sadly, the global economic...

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Financing Global Health Aid and Protecting Wall Street: Enact a Financial Speculation Tax

(9) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 12:10 PM

Yesterday, the international donor community pledged $11.7 billion over the next three years to fund The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The fund had hoped to raise $20 billion. This shortfall in necessary funding will put at risk the 2015 goal to: eliminate HIV mother-to-child...

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Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar

(2) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 10:34 AM

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, special advisor for health policy in the Office of Management and Budget, published an op-ed in The Huffington Post responding to criticisms made by the global health community that the Obama administration is flat-lining HIV/AIDS treatment funding. Contrary to op-eds written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu...

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United States Global Health Policy: HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding At Risk Under President Obama

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 10:24 AM

This week, the XVIII International AIDS Conference is convening in Vienna, Austria. The diminishing commitment by the Group of Eight (G8) countries, including the United States, towards HIV/AIDS treatment funding is a major topic at the Vienna AIDS conference. The global economic recession and the de-emphasis of HIV/AIDS treatment in...

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