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Obama Nominates Deborah Birx as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
She would replace former U.S. global AIDS coordinator Eric Goosby, who resigned in late 2013.

Obama Nominates Deborah Birx as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

She would replace former U.S. global AIDS coordinator Eric Goosby, who resigned in late 2013.

Jan 7
PEPFAR Gives $20M to Support Non-ARV MicrobicidesA gel-like product that does not contain antiretrovirals could eliminate the need for HIV screening needed for ARV microbicides, as well as reduce drug-resistant HIV strains. Even better, it could lead to an over-the-counter HIV prevention product.

PEPFAR Gives $20M to Support Non-ARV Microbicides

A gel-like product that does not contain antiretrovirals could eliminate the need for HIV screening needed for ARV microbicides, as well as reduce drug-resistant HIV strains. Even better, it could lead to an over-the-counter HIV prevention product.

Dec 4
PEPFAR Turns 10: Success at a CrossroadsAs history’s largest international response to a disease hits a major milestone, there is cause both for celebration of great successes and for reflection on the challenges ahead.

PEPFAR Turns 10: Success at a Crossroads

As history’s largest international response to a disease hits a major milestone, there is cause both for celebration of great successes and for reflection on the challenges ahead.

Dec 3

Remarks by President Obama for World AIDS Day 2013

"The United States of America will remain the global leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS.  We will stand with you every step of this journey until we reach the day that we know is possible, when all men and women can protect themselves from infection; a day when all people with HIV have access to the treatments that extend their lives; the day when there are no babies being born with HIV or AIDS, and when we achieve, at long last, what was once hard to imagine — and that’s an AIDS-free generation."

Don’t feel like watching? Read the transcript here.

Dec 3
Love is the CureIn our latest web exclusive, Sir Elton John answers questions from POZ and AIDSmeds about his latest book, his life and his thoughts about AIDS. A must read.

Love is the Cure

In our latest web exclusive, Sir Elton John answers questions from POZ and AIDSmeds about his latest book, his life and his thoughts about AIDS. A must read.

Desmond Tutu: Two Steps Obama Can Take to Defeat AIDS
In POZ online’s latest op-ed, the Nobel Peace Prize winner urges the U.S. president to step up his game regarding international HIV/AIDS:

"President Barack Obama should be commended for uniting the world behind the goal of creating an AIDS-free generation. I share his passion and believe we can achieve this in the next decade—but only if we accelerate the provision of antiretrovirals to the poorest and most vulnerable people.”

Desmond Tutu: Two Steps Obama Can Take to Defeat AIDS

In POZ online’s latest op-ed, the Nobel Peace Prize winner urges the U.S. president to step up his game regarding international HIV/AIDS:

"President Barack Obama should be commended for uniting the world behind the goal of creating an AIDS-free generation. I share his passion and believe we can achieve this in the next decade—but only if we accelerate the provision of antiretrovirals to the poorest and most vulnerable people.

Getting to ZeroIn advance of both World AIDS Day on December 1 and DC’s annual replenishment meeting for the Global Fund, 38 lawmakers just sent President Obama a letter urging him to double the amount of people receiving ARV treatment through PEPFAR by 2016 (That’s from 6 million to 12 million people!).
That’s a good way to help get it down to zero.

Getting to Zero

In advance of both World AIDS Day on December 1 and DC’s annual replenishment meeting for the Global Fund, 38 lawmakers just sent President Obama a letter urging him to double the amount of people receiving ARV treatment through PEPFAR by 2016 (That’s from 6 million to 12 million people!).

That’s a good way to help get it down to zero.

Eric Goosby Resigns as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
He will now join the University of California, San Francisco as a professor focused on how to help developing countries get their health programs operational. Upgrade/Downgrade?

Eric Goosby Resigns as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

He will now join the University of California, San Francisco as a professor focused on how to help developing countries get their health programs operational. Upgrade/Downgrade?

Treatment News : Sequestration Hits HIV Hard

Do the Math: Continuing cuts to PEPFAR would result in over 225,000 fewer people receiving treatment for HI, which would lead to over 52,000 AIDS-related deaths and over 100,000 orphans. A total of 56,200 fewer HIV-positive mothers on antiretrovirals would lead them to transmit the virus to 17,250 infants and would result in close to 9,000 child deaths.

Improvements Needed in Addressing Global Pediatric HIV
Despite ambitious efforts to prevent global mother-to-child (MTC) HIV transmission, 210,000 new pediatric HIV cases in 2012 were added to the existing 3.4 million children living with the virus. Just 24 percent of children eligible to receive ARVs actually do, compared with 65 percent of eligible adults.

Improvements Needed in Addressing Global Pediatric HIV

Despite ambitious efforts to prevent global mother-to-child (MTC) HIV transmission, 210,000 new pediatric HIV cases in 2012 were added to the existing 3.4 million children living with the virus. Just 24 percent of children eligible to receive ARVs actually do, compared with 65 percent of eligible adults.