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Nancy Mahon

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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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AIDS at 30: A Woman's Story

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2011 | 2:07 PM

Today, the most likely victims of HIV/AIDS are young women.

In countries most devastated by AIDS, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, three young women are infected for every man that is infected. More than 60 percent of those infected with HIV around the world are women,...

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A Tribute to Women in Service

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2010 | 4:41 PM

Today I participated as a speaker on the Women in Service panel at the Wharton Women in Business Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

I was honored to be joined by panelists Jennifer Harper Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation, Christy Policy, executive director of

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Battling HIV/AIDS in South Africa: One Goal at a Time

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2010 | 5:33 PM

Since the 2010 World Cup kicked off, we have all been focused on the 32 teams who earned a spot in the tournament. Those of us whose teams did not make the event have long, sad stories as to how they were felled and are supporting adopted teams...

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Public/Private Partnerships and the President's National AIDS Policy

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 3:17 PM

This May, President Obama's Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) held a meeting to discuss how to tackle the U.S. epidemic. What made this meeting different from past iterations was the diverse group of people in attendance -- government officials, private sector foundations, corporations as well as national...

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Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper Know that HIV isn't Someone Else's Issue

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 10:37 AM

Today in London, Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper, the latest MAC Viva Glam spokespeople, will once again take center stage. This time, they'll be talking to women in the UK and internationally about how they can be sexy, powerful and still protect themselves from HIV infection. Why? People listen to...

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In Talking about Women and AIDS, Lips Stay Sealed -- Fighting AIDS is Not a One-Woman Job

(3) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 4:13 PM

Based on a survey we just conducted at the MAC AIDS Fund, nearly 75 percent of American women do not know their HIV status and do not think they need to. This is a deadly misconception. The number of women living with HIV and AIDS in the US...

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Haiti: What Can I Do to Help?

(10) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 10:01 AM

What can I do to help? It is a question countless people are asking in the days following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Rosalinda, the American Airlines agent who checked me in at the Miami airport yesterday, summarized many people's distrust of emergency relief efforts since Hurricane Katrina. She...

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In The War Of Words Against HIV/AIDS Funding, No One Wins

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 4:04 PM

Rather than resorting to harmful disease politics - which make great headlines but lousy health policy - we need to support the testing of viable healthcare delivery systems for poor people and focus on advancing sound prevention efforts for HIV and other illnesses.

Over the past few weeks, Dr....

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