News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
Thomas Hope, Ph.D.
October 4, 2010
Thomas Hope, Ph.D., looks back at the AIDS Vaccine 2010 conference in Atlanta -- and reflects on the state of HIV vaccine research. According to his account, the meeting was very positive, enthusiasm is high, and scientists are now seeing a clear path forward.
Dr. Nicholas Hellmann
September 28, 2010
The 2010 report on universal access to HIV prevention, care and treatment released today by WHO, UNAIDS, and UNICEF shows continuing progress in scaling up global HIV/AIDS interventions. We are particularly encouraged by increased access to treatment for both pregnant women and children living with the virus, as well as ongoing expansion of programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), which accounts for more than 90% of new infections in children. Read more after the jump.
September 27, 2010
As the AIDS Vaccine 2010 conference begins today in Atlanta, there are changes coming at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that could impact pediatric and maternal HIV research.
The structure of the clinical trials networks that are critical to advancing this research is currently being reevaluated by the Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Read more after the jump.
Dr. Richard Marlink
New York, New York
September 24, 2010
I had the opportunity this week to participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Global Health Council at the United Nations as part of the special summit on the Millennium Development Goals.
In the words of my fellow panelist, the Minister of Environment and International Development from Norway, this particular session was organized to celebrate and learn from the success story of Botswana. Botswana has been at the forefront in Africa in its response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, particularly in preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of the virus. Read more after the jump.
Dr. Jeffrey Safrit
Los Angeles, California
September 23, 2010
The Foundation learned earlier today that one of its International Leadership Awardees, Dr. Clive Gray from South Africa, has won Science Magazine's Science Prize for Online Resources in Education. The prize was established to recognize outstanding online materials that enrich science education.
Dr. Gray received the International Leadership Award in 2004 to create a clinical immunology website to share information with other clinicians on the front line of the war against HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
New York City
September 22, 2010
Eliminating pediatric AIDS has been front and center at several meetings this week in New York as part of the UN summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with the Foundation taking an active role in this critical discussion. Read more after the jump.