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Video of the Week: Gift’s Last 10 Years

Gift's 10th Birthday

USAID is observing World AIDS Day this year by celebrating ten years of our HIV and AIDS work under PEPFAR. Meet Gift. Today is her 10th birthday and she is celebrating the past decade of her life free of HIV. Thanks to life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the […]

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Empowering Women with the Female Condom

RH Councillor Jonathan Kabanda in a councilling session with client Pauline Phiri at SFH Obote Site, Livingstone, Zambia. Photo credit: PSI

In recognition of Global Female Condom Day, Population Services International reflects on how they’re working with USAID to use female condoms as tools to prevent HIV transmission. Read more >>

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HIV+ and Pregnant: A Deadly Combination?

A couple from Nigeria holds their 5-month-old HIV-negative baby. Photo credit: Deidre Schoo, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

According to new estimates, HIV-positive pregnant women had 8 times the risk of death during pregnancy than HIV-negative pregnant women. Read more >>

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USAID’s Employee HIV Testing Campaign

Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez (left) and Deputy Assistant Administrator Wade Warren (right) listen to Community Education Group counselor and tester Miriam Jones explain how to use the oral swab. Photo credit: Molly Schmalzbach, USAID

In honor of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, USAID offered free HIV screening to all USAID employees. Read more >>

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What I Saw and Learned in Southeast Asia and Why I Left Inspired

Chelsea Clinton visits a Clinton Health Access Initiative project. Photo credit: Thu Van Dinh

Chelsea Clinton reflects on her travels across Southeast Asia, delivering clean water as part of Procter & Gamble’s Clinton Global Initiative commitment in Myanmar. Read more >>

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Developing Kenya through AIDS Vaccine Research

Dr. Omu Anzala of the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) during an interview for the 2007 documentary HIV/AIDS: the search for a vaccine.  The documentary originally aired as part of BBC World’s “Kill or Cure?” series. Credit: KAVI

I was very glad last month to hear Administrator Rajiv Shah describe USAID’s deep commitment to sustainable development and building country-led health systems. These principles characterize USAID’s impact in Kenya, where USAID has supported the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) through our partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Here in Kenya, our people […]

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Listening to Patients: How one Facility Made it easier for Patients on ART to Remain in Care

During a site visit with the USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project in Uganda the Quality Improvement team at the Bwera Hospital in the Kasese District showed me data they collected on patients retained from August 2009 to November 2009. They found that only 54 percent of the patients ever started on treatment were still […]

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50 Weeks to 50 Years at USAID – Week 3: Fighting HIV/AIDS

So on this World AIDS Day and in the coming year, we should all honor the 33.3 million people who are currently living with HIV and the millions more who have died from this epidemic. 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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