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New Achievements on AIDS Show Targets Matter -- So Let's Set New Ones

Mitchell Warren | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

On Monday, the President rightly noted the huge potential of research towards a cure for HIV, and committed $100 million to a new HIV Cure Initiative at the National Institutes of Health.

We Can Win the AIDS War

John Kerry | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
John Kerry

The truth is that in many ways, here at home, we've ended 1985's meaning of "AIDS as we knew it." It's not an unspoken word -- nor is it an automatic death sentence. And since PEPFAR, we're on the road to do the same globally. But now we have to end the era of AIDS -- period.

A World in Transition: Sharing in the Responsibility for HIV and AIDS

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 01.31.2014 | World
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

We have a lot to celebrate today. And, while our work in HIV and AIDS is not over, we have a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate shared responsibility by making smart transitions, identifying strong, strategic partnerships and leveraging new opportunities that will help countries further their goals and their own responses to their epidemics.

World AIDS Day, 2023

Alicia Keys | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Alicia Keys

To borrow and reimagine the words of President Kennedy: We choose to end AIDS. We choose to provide access to treatment to everyone in the world living with HIV by the end of this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard. This is our moon shot.

Closer Than Ever to An AIDS-Free Generation

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

New HIV infections are declining globally and life expectancy is rebounding in many countries. Because of PEPFAR, more than 5 million HIV-positive people are working, studying, teaching, learning -- contributing to their communities -- who would otherwise be dead or dying.

Senate Approves Extension Of Program To Combat AIDS

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved an extension of a program established by former President George W. Bush to fight AIDS worldwide. By voic...

What Do We Owe the World?

Ingrid Katz, MD, MHS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ingrid Katz, MD, MHS

PEPFAR has stood for what many consider a U.S. moral imperative to lead on a global scale. With our global credibility stained by the events of the past few weeks, we need to lead now more than ever -- people's lives are depending on it.

We Can't Rest

Annie Lennox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Annie Lennox

We can't rest until we stop all children from being infected with HIV and orphaned because their mothers don't get the care they need. With the clock ticking towards the end of the Millennium Development Goals, we need to raise awareness.

Googling PEPFAR

Anthony Amore | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Anthony Amore

There are 18 million Google hits for the search term "twerking." Yes, that abomination of a dance move (at least I think that's what it's supposed to be) made forever infamous via a gratuitous and depraved performance by a former Disney starlet. 18 million.

Africa: A Continent of Opportunity

Dan Glickman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Africa is a land of opportunity and promise for its people and for the people of the United States. There is incredible economic potential waiting to be or already being unleashed across the continent.

A Decade of Saving Lives and Transformational Change in Rwanda

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

The road ahead will not be easy, but neither was the path we traveled together over the past decade. For the first time in history, an AIDS-free generation is within our sights - in Rwanda and across Africa. I know that we can get there. But it will take all of us, pulling together to make it happen.

Uganda Makes Impressive Progress on Health

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Last month I was in Uganda. I wasn't sure what to expect. Uganda is the only country served by the president's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a rising HIV incidence; I anticipated that there might be problems. What I saw instead was impressive progress.

Public-Private Partnerships Are Vital to Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

The road to achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be easy, but strong partnerships, like the collaboration between PEPFAR and Chevron, illustrate how by joining forces, we can ultimately reach this goal.

The Global Plan: Working to Improve Women's Health

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Women and girls -- whether or not they are mothers -- need access to comprehensive reproductive health services, including HIV prevention, treatment and care if we are to truly create an AIDS-free generation.

What India's Sex Workers Want: Power, Not Rescue

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.20.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Anu Mokal wasn't breaking the law when she was out walking with her friend last year, yet to the police, her very existence was criminal. As a sex wo...

An HIV/AIDS-Free Generation in Africa?

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

With the recent birth of the one millionth HIV-free baby born to an HIV-positive mother, hope for an African generation free from this disease is alive thanks to the remarkable impact of anti-retroviral drugs.

How Many Lives Do Your Taxes Save Each Year?

Chris Collins | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Chris Collins

If the average taxpayer invested $25 a year in global health through his or her taxes, that would support HIV/AIDS treatment for one person for nearly a month, or malaria treatment for 46 people, or combination vaccines for about four children.

Millionth Baby Born HIV-Free Celebrated on PEPFAR's 10th Anniversary

Ward Cates | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

One million HIV-free babies. What a remarkable achievement, and one that symbolizes how far we have come in advancing HIV prevention science and practice over the past decade.

Africa's Future Depends on Women

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

By Suzanne M. McCarron and James K. Glassman On July 2, First Ladies from nations across Africa will join First Lady Michelle Obama, President George...

Zach Carter

Obama Goes After A Different Drug Industry | Zach Carter | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and members of Congress are pressing India to curb its generic medication industry. The move comes at the behes...

USAID v. AOSI: A Victory for Sex Workers and Feminist Allies

Aziza Ahmed | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Aziza Ahmed

The U.S. Supreme Court case Agency for International Development v. Alliance for the Open Society Institute International is a landmark case for individuals working on alleviating the impact of the HIV epidemic throughout the world.

Beyond the Anti-Prostitution Pledge: The Public Health Buck Does Not Stop Here

Leo Beletsky | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Leo Beletsky

The Court's decision to strike down the pledge provision should not come as a surprise. In fact, the Justice Department had initially recommended limiting the pledge requirement to foreign entities because they understood the provision to be vulnerable to First Amendment challenges from US-based organizations.

Through PEPFAR Support, One Million Babies Born HIV-free

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

One million babies born HIV-free. This achievement would have been unimaginable ten years ago when the U.S. Congress passed the legislation that created PEPFAR, yet today, we can celebrate this momentous milestone.

An Opportunity to Link Arms, and Resources, on the Path to $15 Billion

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Imagine the benefits that the end of these diseases would bring: more healthy mothers and children, an increased number of productive workers, greater global economic growth, and a safer, more stable world for all of us.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Key Pillar of HIV Prevention

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What if one procedure could significantly reduce your likelihood of getting sick for the rest of your life? When it comes to HIV/AIDS, men have an extraordinary opportunity to reduce their risk of HIV infection.