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Hiv and Aids

Big News in Atlanta

Bertrand Audoin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bertrand Audoin

What we are seeing here in Atlanta is a continuation of the renewed energy and enthusiasm for HIV cure-related research that will maintain its impetus leading into the IAS 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur in June with the Pre-Conference Symposium Toward an HIV Cure.

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.

Ending HIV in the United States: The Ultimate Challenge

Scott W. Royal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott W. Royal, Ph.D.

The stigma associated with HIV is only partially to blame. More problematic is the difficulty of reaching the most vulnerable members of the U.S. population who are living with HIV but unaware of their status: racial and ethnic minorities, the poor and disenfranchised, and people who are homeless.

Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Can Be Eliminated

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

By combining funds, experience and infrastructure we can tackle and defeat some of the most deadly diseases in some of the most impoverished regions. We encourage others to join us, so we may all come together to save lives and promote healthy communities around the world.

Architecting the End of AIDS

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

History shows when we take action before the peak of disaster, enormous gains can be realized. If more world leaders support a bold plan like the "Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation," we could find ourselves on the flip side of the global disaster of AIDS that much faster.

From Sarajevo, A Compelling And Spiritual Call For Peace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.26.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Religious conflict dominates the news today but there's an important and very different story of determined work by religious leaders from all over the world for peace and justice.

Giving Power to Couples to End the AIDS Epidemic

Michel Sidibé | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

For the AIDS response, couples' testing and counselling should be one more turning point to expand options to strengthen the impact of HIV prevention and treatment.

Addressing Disparities, Promoting Health Equity and Ending HIV/AIDS

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

We've come a long way in the battle against HIV/AIDS. However, we must remain vigilant: We cannot ignore the startling statistics of new HIV infections of gay and bisexual men, especially among black and Hispanic men.

AIDS: From Judgement To Hope

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Religious people, communities and institutions were often the first to recognize the pain and suffering the disease caused, for individuals, families, and societies. Saintly nuns and volunteers of many sorts cared for the sick and dying...

Moving Forward on FDA Review of HIV Prevention Drugs

Anand Reddi | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Anand Reddi

AIDS activists must aspire for responsible advocacy. I encourage AHF to adopt a more pragmatic strategy regarding FDA review of PrEP.

Hatch Attacks Essential Services for Low-Income Communities Under Health Care Reform

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Republicans must turn on the lights, look under the bed, open the closet door and realize that neither women's health issues writ large, nor Planned Parenthood specifically are the bogeymen.

Unconscionable Policies, Dangerous Politics

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

It's one thing for private practitioners to decide not to offer certain services, birth control, for example. It's another to use tax dollars to impose religious principals that deny a specific service.