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Ten Years of The Global Fund: a Crossroads and a Choice

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 4:38 PM

Ten years ago, 19,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa were the first to receive free HIV treatment. That was 0.1% of all the people living with HIV in the region that year. Paying for these drugs was a bold move by the Botswana government -- one that said to the world,...

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Thirty Years On, A Stark Choice on AIDS

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2011 | 12:03 PM

Co-authored by Dr. Mathilde Krim, Ph.D.

The report that ushered in an epidemic 30 years ago this week was startling: Five otherwise healthy gay men in Los Angeles had come down with a rare form of pneumonia, and two of them had already died. Unnerving as this news was, none...

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President Obama's New $5 Billion Investment Is a Welcome Boost for HIV/AIDS Research

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2009 | 11:36 AM

President Barack Obama's announcement on Wednesday that his administration has allocated $5 billion in medical research grants through the Recovery Act is welcome news not only for scientists, but for the American and global populations that will benefit from the breakthroughs and discoveries this investment will inevitably bring about.

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An Unrivaled Ally in the Fight Against AIDS

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2009 | 5:14 PM

With the passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy early this morning, the U.S. Senate -- indeed, the world -- has lost a champion on a host of important social issues, including HIV/AIDS. Senator Kennedy's work on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS is unrivaled in the Senate.

My organization...

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A Crucial Step for Advancing HIV/AIDS Prevention

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2009 | 5:37 PM

Since 1988, the U.S. government has prevented local and state public health authorities from using federal funds to deliver one of the most effective interventions available to combat the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics -- syringe exchange. One sentence in an appropriations bill strictly banned the use of federal money...

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The Challenge and Opportunity of a National AIDS Strategy

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2009 | 9:50 AM

The clear-sighted federal response to the H1N1 flu outbreak is testament to the value of careful planning and coordinated government action in the midst of a public health threat. It also shines a harsh light on our failure to develop a similar, comprehensive strategy to address one of our country's...

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