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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.

Ten Years Later, 'Medical Marshall Plan' Has Saved Millions of Lives

Tom H. Hart | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Tom H. Hart

Those who rallied behind PEPFAR expressed a fundamental value -- that where you live should not determine if you live. As we look back on a decade of work, we can say proudly that those resources were not only effective, but transformational to individuals and communities alike.

PEPFAR: Ten Years of Saving Millions of Lives

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

PEPFAR represents the very best of America -- the extraordinary generosity and compassion of the American people. Through PEPFAR, we are helping to deliver a better future to millions around the globe.

In an Unpredictable HIV Vaccine Search, Hope Still Reigns

Mitchell Warren | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Nothing about AIDS vaccine research and development has ever been easy or straightforward except for one simple truth: to end the AIDS epidemic we will ultimately need an effective vaccine.

The Right to Fight AIDS

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

Today, we need more open discussion and debate about public health, not less. Current law stands in the way of the discussion and independent thinking necessary to find an end to the HIV epidemic.

If We Want an AIDS-Free Generation, Why Are We Cutting PEPFAR?

Chris Collins | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Chris Collins

This downward funding spiral might make sense if there was a consensus that tackling AIDS has become less important, or if PEPFAR was not producing results. But the opposite is true.

Better Than Ever, Together

Deborah Derrick | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The PEPFAR Blueprint; the Global Fund's new funding model; the IOM report: all are illustrations of the respective organizations' commitment to the constant evolution required to most effectively save lives.

Renewing a Global Commitment: Zero Tolerance to Gender-Based Violence

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

As the heads of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we are firmly committed to advancing gender equality and responding to the unique health needs of women and girls.

Put Some PEPFAR Energy Behind Maternal Health

Erin Thornton | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Erin Thornton

Every Mother Counts is excited to be a founding partner of a new effort called Saving Mothers, Giving Life, which is doing just that. It's going into PEPFAR countries, building on that incredible infrastructure that has so effectively reached AIDS patients, and aiming to reduce maternal deaths by up to 50%.

Aid Groups Fight Anti-Prostitution 'Oath' on Free Speech Grounds

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.22.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

For the global fight against HIV/AIDS, the struggle continues to keep Washington's sexual politics from blocking any health workers' mission to uphold the only pledge that matters: their commitment to healing their communities.

Obama, the President Who Ends AIDS

Chris Collins | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Chris Collins

This winter and early spring, when lawmakers are making big decisions about our course as a nation, we must act on science and on our humanitarian and diplomatic interests. We have the plan to end AIDS. Now is the time to fund it.

On World AIDS Day, We Look to the Future

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

Scientific advances and their successful implementation -- as well as the leadership of the United States -- have brought us to the brink of an AIDS-free generation. The last 10 years have seen tremendous progress and millions of lives saved -- and we can't stop fighting now.

To End or Not to End AIDS: Is There Really Any Question?

Regan Hofmann | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Regan Hofmann

We are at a critical tipping point in the AIDS pandemic. New evidence shows that quick, aggressive action now can herald in the endgame of AIDS.

To the Next US Secretary of State

Serra Sippel | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

Hillary Clinton has been a tireless champion of global health and women's rights. On Thursday, the eve of World AIDS Day, she released a blueprint for creating an AIDS-free generation. To the next secretary of state: You have some big shoes to fill.

World AIDS Day 2012: A Roadmap for Ending HIV/AIDS

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This World AIDS Day is a celebration of the achievements that have been made and the acceleration of progress in recent years, providing proof that ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only feasible but achievable.

World AIDS Day 2012: PEPFAR's Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

We cannot do it alone, but together we can make an AIDS-free generation a reality. The blueprint is driven by five key principles that are the foundation of PEPFAR's work with partner countries.

U.S. AIDS Blueprint: Fight AIDS and TB Together

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

In 2013, activists and advocates for TB-HIV will call for leadership and funding to support the most important multi-country mechanism we have to end these diseases. This will be a a critical and historic moment in the history of global health.

Africa Rising

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ivanley Noisette

Recently I attended the Africa Brain Trust 2012 forum entitled "Africa Rising: A Continent of Opportunity," which concentrated on reinforcing support for promising development-aid strategies, providing a networking venue for interested professionals and encouraging foreign investment.

Shortchanging Women's Rights

Serra Sippel | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Serra Sippel

What does the U.S. really care about? Do we really value women's lives? Do we really want to create an AIDS-free generation? We're dangerously close to demonstrating that we value politics above all.

PEPFAR Still Invaluable In The Fight Against AIDS

Fallon Frappier | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Fallon Frappier

We visited Chikumbuso to see an example of successful U.S. foreign assistance firsthand. The women, and most of their children, who gather there each day are HIV positive.

Is the U.S. Better on Gender-based Violence Abroad Than at Home?

Amy J. Sennett | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Amy J. Sennett

Their ignorance and intransigence expose the U.S. to charges of hypocrisy and accusations that the U.S. is more interested in being the world's policeman than keeping its own women and children safe.

Warrior Or Victim? How Shall We Live In The Face Of The Continuing AIDS Plague?

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

How shall we live, knowing the time of youthful athletic prowess is brief, knowing, as HIV/AIDS reminds us, that life is fragile, precious and short? For me, in my life, with my time, I choose not to be a victim.

What The 2012 International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference Means For Global Health

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

The fight against HIV/AIDS is by no means over, but we are at the tipping point where we can look back and see that something once unthinkable IS possible and within reach.