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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.

Born Free: Delivering On The Promise Of The Global Plan Towards Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission Of AIDS

Sally Osberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Sally Osberg

We think of innovations as new technologies, but in healthcare, innovations are often as simple as a pregnant woman with HIV talking with a similarly-affected peer who has successfully navigated the treatment process.

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Policies Draw Protest From AIDS Activists, Trade Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of people marched on the White House and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday to protest a new trade agreeme...

We Can End AIDS

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Ending the suffering from AIDS is possible in our lifetime. To know it's possible, one need only to see how the investment and the life-saving treatments and drugs that followed it have stalled a once booming coffin making business in Southern Africa.

The U.S. Global Health Initiative and Diplomacy

Serra Sippel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Full and sustained implementation of GHI's principles is the best way to ensure that U.S. global health programs make a real, measurable difference in the lives of those served by U.S. foreign assistance, and that U.S. dollars are spent effectively.

International AIDS Conference Comes to Washington: A Call for Global Solidarity

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 07.05.2012 | DC
Rep. Barbara Lee

AIDS 2012 is an important and long overdue opportunity for our domestic pandemic to become part of a global effort. We are literally at a tipping point in the fight against AIDS

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.

Zimbabwe's Great Leap Toward Preventing HIV in Children

Chip Lyons | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

By committing to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Zimbabwe has ensured that its children will not only survive, but have the opportunity to thrive.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Softens 'Shameful' Fight Against Cheap Drugs For Poor Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

A Conversation With Laura Bush: "Education Is The Key"

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.28.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

"With a really good education, you have a much broader view of the world. Well-educated people can seek help for themselves. They can help others. Educated people can make their own choices about their governments. And certainly for women, an education allows you to understand your rights."

PEPFAR Is Worth It: Ezekiel Emanuel Is Wrong on AIDS Funding

Anand Reddi | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Anand Reddi

The idea that differing global health initiatives must compete with each other lacks not only ethical legitimacy but also scientific merit.

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.

Beyond Condoms: A Broader Choice for an AIDS-Free Generation

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

All women, including those living with HIV, have a right to decide whether and when to have children, and how many to have. Right now, there are 215 million women who want access to modern contraception but do not have it.

International Women's Day 2012: Advancing Women's Health

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

The health status of women is linked to their fundamental freedoms and empowerment. Education and occupational opportunities as well as access to health care are crucial components for building a healthier future for women worldwide.

President Obama's Commitment To An AIDS-Free Generation (and How To Make It Happen)

Chris Collins | Posted 04.07.2012 | Impact
Chris Collins

Now is the time for governments rich and poor, donors, providers, researchers, and advocates to find new resources -- and make smarter use of them -- to begin to end the most deadly epidemic of our time.

Africa Is Calling: Are You the ONE?

Meredith Horowski | Posted 04.03.2012 | College
Meredith Horowski

My time in Africa was educational, inspirational and eye-opening. I'm an expert at living on a budget, but it is hard to comprehend living on less than $1.25 a day and the complex issues that result from subsisting on so little, until you have witnessed it firsthand.

Ten Years of The Global Fund: a Crossroads and a Choice

Nancy Mahon | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Nancy Mahon

Ending the AIDS epidemic is no longer a hopeful metaphor -- it is a choice. Do we begin to end this disease now, or do we blithely pass it on to future generations?