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Commentary: 50 Years -- A Great Start But Still a Long Way to Go

Carol Peasley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Carol Peasley

On November 3rd, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was a somewhat quiet celebration, and too few Americans were given a chance to learn about the tens of millions of lives saved.

Getting Louder in the Call for an AIDS-Free Generation

Chip Lyons | Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

The fact that an HIV-positive woman can have an HIV-negative baby is one of the greatest but least known success stories in the 30-year fight against AIDS.

Hillary Clinton Is Right About HIV/AIDS: Time To Enact A Global Health Service Corps

Anand Reddi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Anand Reddi

Some may argue that enacting the Global Health Service Corps, especially in the era of U.S. government austerity measures, is not prudent.

An Inspiring Vision: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

By treating a person living with HIV, you reduce the risk of transmission to a heterosexual partner by 96 percent. That is as powerful as any HIV vaccine for which we could hope. Simply put, treatment is prevention.

The Beginning of the End of AIDS

Sheila Nix | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Sheila Nix

There are those who will say these goals can't be achieved -- that we'll never see and end to AIDS. But we know that these goals are achievable. With the right political leadership we will, by 2015, see the beginning of the end of AIDS.

Ribbons Without Rights Don't Save Lives

Serra Sippel | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

When the U.S. government starts integrating sexual and reproductive health interventions, it cannot be piecemeal -- the full range of reproductive health matters must be addressed.

Global Health Investments: A Payoff for the U.S.

Chris Collins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Collins

All of us can agree that we need to spend our tax dollars as wisely as possible, and with that in mind we must recognize how important our global health investments are, providing security and diplomatic advantages to the United States.

Global HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding at Risk Under Mitt Romney

Anand Reddi | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Anand Reddi

As the tenor of the 2012 presidential election focuses on the economy and international affairs, many global health advocates are interested in Mitt Romney's commitment to funding U.S. global HIV/AIDS treatment initiatives.

Zach Carter

Big Pharma Wins, AIDS Patients Lose In New Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

The Beginning of the End of AIDS?

Deborah Dugan | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

Every generation is known for something. Will this be the one to deliver an AIDS Free Generation in 2015? It can be.

Will PEPFAR HIV Funding Be Flatlined by Budget Battles?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Is Obama neglecting worldwide human rights issues, as critics charge?

Contagion -- the Stuff of Thrillers?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It all starts with a cough. A woman covers her mouth and then shakes hands with a man next to her on a plane. He infects 10 others. Everyone gets horr...

Christina Wilkie

30 Years Late: Congress Creates Bipartisan HIV/AIDS Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first ever bipartisan congressional HIV/AIDS caucus officially launched on Thursday, 30 years after the human immunodeficiency virus...

Fighting AIDS: At the Tipping Point

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Thirty years since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in the U.S., the world finds itself at a tipping point in the fight against this deadly disease. For the first time, grounded in scientific evidence, our efforts can put us within reach of an AIDS-free generation.

Makings AIDS History

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

"Making AIDS history," this year's Capitol Hill conference organized by amfAR the Foundation for AIDS research, is of particular significance as the w...

Opportunity Knocks Twice: New Tools Could Control the HIV Epidemic

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The American people have led the fight against global HIV for nearly a decade. Africans will know who we are as a people and what we stand for if we continue to stand with them.

A World Where No Child Is Born With HIV

Anu Gupta | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Anu Gupta

A baby is born with HIV every 90 seconds and half of all children with the virus die before age 2. This is simply unacceptable, especially when we have the knowledge and ability for every mother with HIV to have a healthy baby.

30 Years Later, the Fight Against AIDS Continues Thanks to U.S. Leadership

Natasha F. Bilimoria | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Natasha F. Bilimoria

Let's build on the progress made in the past 30 years and achieve our shared end goal -- a world free of HIV/AIDS.

Once Dead, Now Fully Alive: How Foreign Aid Is Making a Difference in Zambia

World Vision | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
World Vision

By Miyon Kautz, World Vision Zambia I have been paying taxes my entire adult life. But I never saw those tax dollars put to such good use until thre...

AIDS Activism: Confusing Accountability With Personal Attacks

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anand Reddi

By not providing "new" money towards maternal and child health, President Obama had in de facto pitted HIV/AIDS against other global health objectives.

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Washington clearly has a stake in the battle against HIV/AIDS, but how do we reconcile that with the chilling fact that black men in the nation's capital experience rates of HIV that rival that of Sub-saharan Africa?

Rwanda: Healing the Scars of Genocide

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Weiss

As you pass through the country, it is hard to imagine that these same streets in this country the size of Hawaii were the scene of one of the worst human slaughters of the late 20th century.

Obama's Report Card on World AIDS Day: 'C'

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

President Obama did take praiseworthy actions in the fight against HIV/AIDS in 2010. What is missing is the bold audacity with which President Obama has embraced other issues

Obama Still Squandering Global AIDS Funding on Morality

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Serra Sippel

With 80 percent of HIV cases worldwide transmitted by sexual contact, promoting abstinence until marriage and marital fidelity would seem to make sens...

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.