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30 Years After Discovery of HIV Virus: The Vital Role of the Social Sciences

Kim Blankenship | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Kim Blankenship

AIDS is as much a social disease as it is one determined by a virus. It is simply not possible to prevent, treat or cure it without understanding and addressing its social dimensions. For this, we need the tools of the social sciences.

Movers, Shakers, Thinkers, Doers Converge on Former N.C. Mill Town

David J. Olson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

What will happen when they come together with more than 30 other speakers and 300 participants for two days of disrupting, networking and doing?

The Face of AIDS Today

Derek Brocklehurst | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Derek Brocklehurst

Though I have remained HIV negative, the virus is, and continues to be, a part of who I am. I'm a registered nurse working in clinical trials in hopes of finding a cure for HIV. Yes, I said the "C" word. It's controversial and politically charged, but that's how revolutions begin.

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.

On World AIDS Day, Let's Focus On The Next Generation

Randy Neece | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Randy Neece

For those of us who survived those pre-cocktail years, we were so AIDS-weary that we couldn't wait to put the nightmare behind us. In the process we neglected to pass along our history to the next generation. Their future may depend on learning from our past.

Out About HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

We can bring about the same kind of change for HIV. People living with HIV have no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. HIV is a disease, and having it doesn't make us dirty, worthless or immoral. It simply means we have a virus.

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

The "Best Hope" for AIDS Vaccine Advocacy

Mitchell Warren | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

If the world acts with strategy and speed to implement the proven and emerging options, the epidemic should be on a measurable downward trajectory over the next five to ten years. Why, then, do we still need an AIDS vaccine? Because we want to end the epidemic.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.

World Leaders Must Keep Commitment to Fighting HIV Or Risk Losing Hard-Won Gains

Bob Carter, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Bob Carter, M.D.

As a doctor practicing in Africa, I have seen the AIDS pandemic unfold. I have witnessed the spread of HIV slow down as progress has been made in identifying effective prevention strategies.

Can Patent Pools Get More AIDS Drugs to Patients?

David de Ferranti | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Although many of the ARVs in widespread use in low- and middle-income countries now are already off-patent, the new and better drugs that are still needed would be subject to patent protection.

Meaningful Change: An AIDS-free Generation by 2015

Deborah Dugan | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

After more than three decades of destruction, we are finally at a turning point and on a path to winning the war against HIV/AIDS.

Who Gets the HAART? Policy Implications for a Limited Resource

Ward Cates | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Ward Cates

Shouldn't we immediately ramp up access to HAART for everyone in the world who needs it? Of course we should. However, that's easier said than done. Providing universal ARV therapy globally will be expensive.

A Call For Public-Private Partnerships For HIV Prevention

Ward Cates | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ward Cates

As the world celebrates the latest scientific findings in the fight against AIDS/HIV, we are reminded that the public-private partnership involves being able to both "do good" and also "do well".

AIDS: The Next 30 Years

Mitchell Warren | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Mitchell Warren

This week the world has been looking back at 30 years of AIDS. But what about the next thirty years? Could we see an end to AIDS?

30 Years of HIV/AIDS: How Many More?

Mark Ishaug | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Ishaug

But make no mistake -- despite numerous advances, HIV/AIDS is not over. Every nine and a half minutes, someone in the United States becomes infected with the virus.

Cash-Strapped States Cut Funding For HIV, AIDS Drugs

Washington Post | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

Cash-strapped states are scaling back efforts to provide life-saving medicines to HIV patients. The result: more than 8,300 people -- a record numb...

Nonprofit Calls On Johnson & Johnson To Do More For HIV/AIDS Patients

Posted 06.27.2011 | Impact

USAID reports that over 33.3 million people currently suffer from HIV/AIDS around the world. The condition is the leading cause of death in Sub-Sahara...

Controlling AIDS in Our Time

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Two questions burn in the hearts of every HIV-positive expecting mother: Will I live to see my child grow up? And will the baby be born free from HIV? Today, for more and more women, the answer is "yes."

Global AIDS Funding and China

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The Global Fund provides funds and support to the hardest-hit countries that lack the resources to address their epidemics. However, one of the largest recipients is the second largest economy in the world: China.

Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Smith Ellis

For the first time since this disease began to take hold in our society three decades ago, we have the potential to witness the birth of a generation of HIV-free babies. It is an inspiring time. We cannot lose focus now.

Oprah Misses the Mark on HIV/AIDS... Again

Kellee Terrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kellee Terrell

Instead of anything substantial, eye-opening or educational, Winfrey decided to focus on issues that distort the epidemic.

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

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

A 0.005% financial speculation tax -- a "pinprick" for international banks -- would be an important stream of revenue for domestic and global development initiatives.

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

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

Eradication of HIV is possible if the world community remains fully committed to funding cost-effective antiretroviral treatment initiatives. Treating our way out is indeed possible.

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

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The diminishing commitment by the G8 towards HIV/AIDS treatment funding is a major topic at the Vienna AIDS conference. Sadly, the perception that HIV/AIDS is no longer an emergency is misinformed.