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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….

Statement by Ambassador Eric Goosby, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on report of the first child to be ‘functionally cured’ of HIV

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March 6, 2013 This case brings new hope for young children infected with HIV. We eagerly await further research on these findings and whether the experience of the child can be replicated in clinical trials involving other HIV-exposed children. The doctors’ use of early and aggressive antiretroviral treatment in this child raises questions for further…

Full Speed Ahead: More Success for the Global Fund

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During January’s World Economic Forum, international leaders welcomed former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul as the new head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Assuming his post as Executive Director of the world’s largest health financier, Dr. Dybul is poised to build on the momentum of recent scientific advances and…

On the Road to an AIDS-Free Generation

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2012 was an extraordinary year (PDF 707KB). As of September 30, 2012, PEPFAR directly supported lifesaving antiretroviral treatment (ART) for nearly 5.1 million people — a nearly three-fold increase since 2008. PEPFAR also supported drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission for nearly 750,000 HIV-positive women in 2012 alone, allowing approximately 230,000 infants to be born HIV-free, and…

Strengthening Global Health By Elevating Diplomacy

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I was honored to be asked by Secretary Clinton to lead the new Office of Global Health Diplomacy. I am proud to serve my country in this capacity while also remaining the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. I am equally delighted that a skilled and seasoned diplomat like Ambassador Leslie Rowe has agreed to join me in…

Storify: Curating Social Media for Worlds AIDS Day 2012

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On December 1, 2012, agencies across the U.S. Government joined together to observe World AIDS Day. To demonstrate the theme of “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation,” agencies used social media to share policy updates, release new data, promote HIV testing, and address HIV stigma. Social media moves fast, so you may have missed some…

Observing World AIDS Day All Year Round

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Just like many other places around the world, here in Vietnam, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) team is commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1. As a tradition over the past several years, PEPFAR’s public diplomacy outreach takes place through multiple events across Vietnam, ranging from HIV/AIDS awareness concerts, photo exhibits and television…

World AIDS Day 2012: PEPFAR’s Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

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Success motivates action. All of us are much more willing to continue to invest in something that has produced results than in something that hasn’t. As we approach World AIDS Day, we now have a tremendous track record of success from U.S. investments in fighting global AIDS. A decade ago, an HIV diagnosis in Africa…