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The Beginning of the End? Why the World Is Off-Track on AIDS But 2013 Gives Us Hope

Erin Hohlfelder | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Erin Hohlfelder

Without scaled-up financing, more targeted programming and expanded political will, the beginning of the end of AIDS will remain a distant ambition. But with concerted action, the world can chart a course towards ending this pandemic.

Good News -- For a Change: Infographics That Inspire

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

In today's world, bad news about poverty, disease and disaster abounds. Good News -- For a Change highlights major strides in the fight against global poverty that are making a real difference in people's lives.

Here I Am: New Tools to Begin the End of AIDS

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Ending AIDS is a question of choice, capacity and resources.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: HIV-Positive Deportations

Marten Weber | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

You think that's fiction? Think again. This happens every day on this planet. According to UNAIDS, there are still 49 countries (50 if you include Taiwan) that impose restrictions on the entry, stay, and residence of people living with HIV based on their HIV status.

Trends in HIV Financing: More, Better and (Eventually) Less

David J. Olson | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
David J. Olson

The "End of AIDS" is not yet here. But, for the first time, we can see it on the horizon.

Africa Offers New Partnership for Global Health

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

When I speak to Africans living with HIV, when I speak to African AIDS activists and when I speak to African leaders fighting AIDS, TB and malaria, they all express a profound gratitude for the global solidarity the world has expressed to them.

Young People Are Shaping a New Era of Global Citizenship for Solidarity and Social Justice

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

Approximately 5,000 young people from all around have come together to help UNAIDS develop its strategy for engagement with youth. Using a crowdsourcing approach, they have produced a set of recommendations for how to move the agenda on HIV and young people forward.

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.

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Position Panned By U.N. For Protecting High Drug Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major United Nations organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten pub...

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.

Make Every Day Mother's Day

Michel Sidibé | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

There are three simple things we can all do to ensure babies everywhere can be born free from HIV. Together we can go from 390,000 children becoming infected with HIV each year to zero.

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.

Is Criminalization of HIV Transmission Effective? Swedish Case Reveals Why the Answer Is No

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Marianne Mollmann

The highly publicized use of the criminal law in Sweden to punish those living with HIV for being timid about their health status does not make it easier for anyone to disclose.

WHO, Health and American Politics

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Whoever makes the better sell of his Medicare vision may prove victorious come November.

To Invest in Africa's Future, Finish the Fight Against AIDS

Michel Sidibé | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

Africa is now poised to push towards a new vision of: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. And it needs everyone's support.

African-American Mayors Meet With Global Leaders for Historic Summit

Cheryl Wills | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Cheryl Wills

African-American mayors from across the United States left their tight-knit communities, some with as few as 855 citizens, and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean for a historic dialogue in Dakar, Senegal.

AIDS Summit at the UN: Not Enough Talk About Sex

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

World leaders gathered at the United Nations to mark the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Adrienne Germain and Alexandra Garita discuss the declaration and the controversies that arise whenever sex is a key part of an agenda.

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.

HIV/AIDS Is Still Everyone's Business

Ben Plumley | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Ben Plumley

Global AIDS remains the same unprecedented threat to global health and social stability that we understood it to be a decade ago. The full impact of this virus will take us decades to understand fully.

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?

Time to Act: Stop TB/AIDS

Jorge Sampaio | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Jorge Sampaio

People living with HIV can raise their families, work and pursue their dreams. We cannot stand by and watch as TB -- which can cost as little as $100 for treatment and cure -- steals those dreams.

Important Progress, But Also New Challenges, in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than 10 years ago, and those who have already contracted the virus are living longer, according t...

The Responsibilities of Being Young, Beautiful and HIV Positive: HIV Allegations Place Pop Star on Trial

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

There are valid arguments that show the potential counter productivity of criminalizing HIV when the issue is viewed from a societal perspective.

The HIV/AIDS Fight Needs Cooperation, Not Division

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

Over the years, activists and protesters have exhibited tremendous creativity, passion, and energy in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Let's re-direct that energy into making programs work better to serve all populations.

Why Young People Will Help Us Defeat AIDS

Georgia Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

We are seeing a sea change on AIDS, a turning point in attitudes. Young people are not "the future," they are the here and now. And they're making smarter choices about their sexual health.