• How to Reach First-in-Man Studies Successfully

    Updated: 2012-09-28 22:31:37
    What's the best way to reach first-in-man studies when you have little to no information?   Bioavailability issues, financial constraints, and pressure to meet accelerated deadlines can affect development, so having a firm plan in place is key. PharmTech is hosting a free educational webinar on this topic next week, ...

  • Global Fund TB allocation shows need for work, action, groups say

    Updated: 2012-09-28 18:37:28
    When the Global Fund Board released its September meeting “decision points” document on funding allocation methods, it was, watchers noted, a part of a piece of a work in progress. But one decision will hold for the next year, and will impact efforts to roll out advances in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment — the decision [...](Read more...)

  • The Zero Declaration, stigma remains while funding flows, and more

    Updated: 2012-09-28 17:21:58
    The Zero Declaration: This was posted in July on the eve of the 19th International AIDS conference, and its call is still open  –  “to focus the world’s struggle against tuberculosis  on achieving zero TB deaths, zero new TB infections, and zero suffering from TB.” You can sign on as an individual or as an [...](Read more...)

  • Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports $14.2 Million in Awards to 8 States to Improve HIV Testing and Engagement in Care

    Updated: 2012-09-28 14:00:58
    This week, our partners at CDC announced that eight state health departments have been awarded a total of $14.2 million in first-year funding under a new, innovative, three-year cross-HHS demonstration project aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The eight states – Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia – have a...

  • New Media – Twitter – Remember National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Updated: 2012-09-27 21:53:17
    Today, many people in the HIV community and beyond will observe the fifth annual National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In the midst of HIV testing events, conferences, and other events in local communities, it is appropriate to stop today and remember the place of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the ongoing...

  • National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Updated: 2012-09-27 18:51:44
    Each year on September 27 we observe National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) to reflect on, and recommit to reducing, the heavy toll that HIV continues to take on gay and bisexual men, who remain at the epicenter of the U.S. HIV epidemic. New HIV Infections HIV affects all segments of American society—individuals, families,...

  • Global views — candidates speak on trafficking, free enterprise, Clinton talks of shared responsibility

    Updated: 2012-09-27 18:26:38
    When candidates Romney and Obama visited the Clinton Global Health Initiative this week, they gave another campaign season glimpse of their global priorities, and in these appearances global health got one mention per candidate. Candidate Romney called for a major shifts in foreign aid, promising to “leverage” private investment to play a pivotal role in [...](Read more...)

  • In lives, health, medical progress, and lost ground — reports tally cost of Budget Control Act

    Updated: 2012-09-26 18:38:01
    When legislators went home last week, they left a Continuing Resolution to keep the country running and with it, they left standing the numbers the U.S. Office of Management and Budget cited to estimate the impact of the Budget Control Act’s January 2, 2013 automatic sweeping funding cuts on  government programs, including those responsible for [...](Read more...)

  • Putting Children Front and Center in the Response to HIV/AIDS

    Updated: 2012-09-25 22:35:53
    This week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, world leaders are coming together to move the world’s health and development agenda forward. Among the key agenda items is securing a better future for children — which is also a central focus of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Meeting the...

  • Study yields clues on HIV strains with “evolutionary advantage” that can guide vaccine development

    Updated: 2012-09-25 16:56:27
    While the virus that leads to AIDS has long been recognized to be “sloppy” in its replication, changing over time into divergent strains,  a National Institutes of Health-funded study recently found the virus that a person transmits tends to continue to look like the virus that originally infected that person. The study, significant for the [...](Read more...)

  • Congress leaves Washington for campaign trail

    Updated: 2012-09-24 19:09:27
    The Senate finished work on the spending bill or Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded for the next six months and left town with their House of Representative counterparts until after the November election. This was the earliest pre-election adjournment since 1960 and is a testament to the close Presidential election and the hard-fought [...](Read more...)

  • Webinar: Innovations in HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men

    Updated: 2012-09-24 15:35:11
    Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in five gay men in 1981, public health professionals around the world have been working to prevent the spread of HIV, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM).  The epidemic still takes a great toll on this population, who make up about 2% of the...

  • Biopharma, Are You ReadyToRock?

    Updated: 2012-09-21 02:04:27
    Biopharmaceutical manufacturing has certainly come a long way in terms of innovation, but now it has many more miles to go, literally—on a truck. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, I will be attending GE Healthcare Life Sciences’s ReadyToRock Tour 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. This 1000-ft2 mobile suite features the company’s ...

  • Collaboration seeks to speed new TB treatments

    Updated: 2012-09-20 17:14:26
    About half a century has passed since a new tuberculosis drug was put to use, and in that time the challenges to successful treatment of the disease have only grown, with bacteria adapting faster to conditions that allowed it to flourish than science and funding for research. Morphing into forms that require from months to [...](Read more...)

  • India’s patent laws, public health response without public healthcare and bridging the Global Fund gap . . .

    Updated: 2012-09-19 18:50:10
    , : Science Speaks : HIV TB News A project of the Center for Global Health Policy Search Search : for Go Home About Liveblog Archives you’re reading . Global Health India’s patent laws , public health response without public healthcare and bridging the Global Fund gap By Antigone Barton September 19, 2012 Post a comment Filed Under Action Bayer Central Asia Eastern Europe global fund India Patents Act IRIN Lancet Novartis Option B+ Results TRIPS Uganda India’s patent laws This Lancet special report on legal challenges by Bayer and Novartis to applications of India’s Patents Act provides a link to the 2010 United Nations Development Program’s report on the nation’s efforts to supply affordable HIV treatment in the context of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property

  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: Recognizing the Challenges of Growing Older with HIV/AIDS

    Updated: 2012-09-18 20:54:01
    Today marks the fifth observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.  It is a day where we recognize that while the progress made in reducing HIV mortality and morbidity is remarkable, people aging with HIV face multiple, unique challenges. By 2015 over half of all people living with HIV in the US will be...

  • Global Fund board decides model, but it is still a work in progress

    Updated: 2012-09-18 18:55:23
    When the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria met last week, it settled, for at least the next year, how decisions to fund country responses to the three diseases will be guided. The decisions made, however are just one part of what disease response advocates are saying could make the [...](Read more...)

  • NIH Research on HIV and Aging

    Updated: 2012-09-18 14:30:50
    As a result of the global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, particularly the successful use and scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART), the spectrum of HIV disease has dramatically changed in the last several years. With good adherence to ART, many HIV-infected persons can expect to live to an older age. The CDC estimates that by...

  • NIH AIDS Researcher Lynne Mofenson Named 2012 Federal Employee of the Year

    Updated: 2012-09-17 14:00:39
    Dr. Lynne Meryl Mofenson, Branch Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, has received a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (“Sammie”) for the role she has played in preventing the AIDS epidemic among children by studying ways to prevent mother-to-child transmission...

  • Webcasts & Abstracts from the AIDS Vaccine 2012 Conference

    Updated: 2012-09-14 14:21:45

  • Quantifying HIV-1 Exposure to Illuminate Resistance to Infection

    Updated: 2012-09-12 17:27:40

  • HIV Gene Therapy Boosts Immune Cells

    Updated: 2012-09-11 21:52:56
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In a small cohort of HIV patients, gene therapy led to a long-lasting increase in the number of circulating immune cells, researchers reported.

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