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Reaching Most-at-Risk Populations with HIV Counseling and Testing in Brazil

Over the summer, I visited Brazil with representatives from USAID’s Caribbean Regional HIV Program.  The Caribbean team was interested in learning about USAID/Brazil’s innovative HIV counseling and testing program, Quero Fazer, which is implemented by the Associação Espaço de Prevenção e Atenção Humanizada (EPAH). EPAH manages Quero Fazer, a project designed specifically to reach most-at-risk […]

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USAID Renews Commitment to Finding a Viable HIV Vaccine

Having worked in the HIV/AIDS realm for many years, I’ve gotten my share of questions on when I think an effective vaccine will finally be discovered and the world will bear witness to an AIDS free generation. Some wonder why, after 30 years, our path towards finding a cure for HIV—a virus that has taken […]

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On the Road with SCMS, Part 3: In South Africa, a provincial depot’s dream team mobilizes to support scale up of HIV/AIDS care and treatment

In this three part series, Jay Heavner, Director of Knowledge Sharing and Communication at Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), highlights his experiences visiting three countries in Africa to observe SCMS project sites. In March, Diane Reynolds, Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)’s country director in South Africa,wrote about President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and USAID’s […]

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On the Road with SCMS, Part 2: In Ethiopia, capacity building helps a health center manage its supply of HIV/AIDS commodities

In this three part series, Jay Heavner, Director of Knowledge Sharing and Communication at Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), highlights his experiences visiting three countries in Africa to observe SCMS project sites. The Fital Health Center is located about 135 kilometers north of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, in a beautiful agricultural region of small villages […]

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World AIDS Vaccine Day: Igniting the prevention revolution

By: Seth Berkley, President and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Crossposted from The Hill There’s one bromide any decent physician endorses — the one about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. When it comes to ending the AIDS pandemic, U.S. policymakers from both sides of the aisle have embraced […]

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PEPFAR Support for a Country-Owned Continuum of Response to HIV/AIDS

Also posted at DipNote, the U.S. Department of State Official Blog Ambassador Eric Goosby serves as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. During today’s opening of the PEPFAR annual meeting, we focused on PEPFAR’s role in supporting countries to establish a “continuum of response.” Through this continuum, countries can provide a comprehensive system of care and support […]

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HIV Prevalence Triples in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Over Past Decade

Photo Credit: USAID/Ukraine

The number of people living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia has nearly tripled since 2000 reaching an estimated total of 1.4 million people in 2009. Read more >>

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Pic of the Week: Commemorating 2010 World AIDS Day

Woman and boy in Mozambique

Our picture of the week is from Mozambique and commemorates World AIDS Day. Read more >>

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Saving Lives Through Smart Investments

As we approach World AIDS Day, many are asking difficult questions about the way forward on global AIDS. Read more >>

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New Estimates Document Decline in Mortality for Children Under 5

Death rates in children under 5 are dropping in many countries at an accelerated pace, according to a new report in ‘The Lancet’ based on data from 187 countries from 1970 to 2010. Worldwide, 7.7 million children are expected to die this year down from the 1990 figure of 11.9 million. Global child survival programs […]

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