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World TB Day: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Is Vital to a Future Without Tuberculosis

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Today, Monday, March 24, 2014, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins the international community in commemorating World TB Day and those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease; TB is second only to HIV/AIDS in global deaths due to infectious diseases. Moreover, the World Health Organization  estimates that at…

World Tuberculosis Day: Confronting TB/HIV Co-Infection

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This Sunday, March 24, is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Around the world, countries will mark the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacterium that causes TB. Since the 1980s, this day has also served as a rallying call to raise public awareness and recommit political will toward eliminating the disease….

World Tuberculosis Day: Fighting the TB/HIV Epidemics Through PEPFAR

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Today, we join the international community in recognizing World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Addressing TB is a major part of the work of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as TB is the most common opportunistic infection and the leading cause of death among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009,…

Obama Administration’s Pledge to Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis

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As part of America’s leadership in saving lives and alleviating suffering around the world, the United States announced today that it intends to make an unprecedented three-year pledge of support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The pledge is tied to the call for smart investments and shared responsibility to reach…

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH

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At the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Bisola O. Ojikutu, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Senior Advisor at JSI, and asked her to offer her reflections on some of the key ideas she’s heard at the conference. Among…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from Wednesday at AIDS 2014

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At the conclusion of another science-filled day at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, we caught up again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to hear about what he thought were highlights of the day. He pointed, first, to the address by former President Bill Clinton who spoke about the work of the Clinton…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares a Highlight from Day 3 of AIDS 2014 on Making Better, Smarter Investments to Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

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This week, we’ve asked Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to share daily science highlights from the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. His highlight today was a presentation by Ambassador Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, about how better and smarter investments can bring…

Ten Reasons to Address HIV/AIDS in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Dr. Howard Koh

Each year on May 19, we take time to reflect on the impact of the HIV epidemic on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This includes listening to members of AAPI communities as they discuss how HIV has affected their lives and the lives of those they care about. Recently, my team asked our colleagues…

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