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The Trees That Grow Become the Forest

Shayne Moore | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Shayne Moore

We have the technology, the medicine, and the resources to have a generation born HIV-free -- we can work together to see the beginning of the end of AIDS by 2015.

Empowering Leaders, Building Communities And Working Toward Global Health Equity

Barbara Bush | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Barbara Bush

While our nation is currently facing a tough economic situation, a small fraction of the federal budget goes to global health programs, and they are having a very real impact on communities and saving lives.

The Disappearance of the Compassionate Conservatives

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The compassionate conservative space is vital to the health of the nation and the future of the poor, and therefore preserving it is essential. Republicans returning to it might further open up the space for the kind of bipartisan cooperation we desperately need.

To End AIDS, the World Needs a Plan

Mitchell Warren | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Last Thursday, on World AIDS Day, President Obama threw the full weight of the U.S. government behind a vision that would have seemed outlandish until now: The end of the global AIDS epidemic.

No Funding, No AIDS Free Generation

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

While donor budgets are constrained, people's generosity is not. This World AIDS Day, I will be in Washington D.C. with Bono to encourage both governments and businesses to keep up the fight against AIDS.

World AIDS Day

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Dr. Rajiv Shah

By building on a strong legacy of progress and bipartisan support and relying on proven interventions and new breakthroughs, the United States is leading the world in making real the vision of an AIDS-free generation.

World AIDS Day: 24 Hours Of Design -- and Determination

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

There's been a lot of talk lately about the strides being made against HIV/AIDS. During a speech at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Novembe...

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.