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Inspiration for the Journey to an HIV Vaccine

An HIV-positive child at the Muranga District Hospital in Kenya waiting for treatment. Photo credit: Casey Kelbaugh, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

All the evidence today suggests that, if we persevere, it is just a matter of time before HIV vaccines become available. Read more >>

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift of All

The implementation toolkit to assist countries as they scale up universal treatment strategies. Photo credit: Interagency Task Team

Every day, around 1,000 babies are born with HIV, and there is a growing
recognition that we can decrease that number to near zero. Read more >>

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Using Technology For STH Control

There has been interesting progress in the use of mobile technology, like this smart phone, in the fight against NTDs. Photo credit: InterAction

The reach of mobile phones into even the poorest and most remote parts of the world has shown these devices to be the tool of choice for civil and social transformation. Read more >>

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The Story Behind the Headline: Investments in Implementation Science Tackle HIV Prevention in Swaziland

USAID, through PEPFAR, is partnering with a global health center at Columbia University to evaluate an innovative approach to HIV prevention in countries like Swaziland. Read more >>

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Book Review: “No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses” by Peter Piot; Reviewed by Jennifer Albertini, USAID Africa

Jennifer (Jenny) Albertini is Senior HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor for USAID Africa's Health Team where she focuses on policy, program and technical guidance for the Agency's HIV/AIDS programs in Africa.  Jenny has worked with PEPFAR since its inception, including spending seven years in Zambia and Swaziland implementing and managing HIV/AIDS programs there.

For many, childhood is a time of wonder and ambitious dreams to travel to foreign lands and work on issues of social justice. Often times, such dreams remain unfulfilled – but, not for Peter Piot. Read more >>

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Book Review: “Tinderbox” by Daniel Halperin & Craig Timberg; Reviewed by Roxana Rogers, Paul Mahanna, David Stanton, Office of HIV/AIDS

Roxana Rogers, Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS, has a lifetime of experience working for USAID, previously supporting health offices in Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso. She has also worked as the Health & PEPFAR Office Chief at the USAID mission in South Africa.

Daniel Halperin, a medical anthropologist with a peripatetic background, including work with USAID, and Craig Timberg, a Washington Post journalist, combined impressive talent in this book, which details the unintended consequences of colonialization as it created the ideal situation for an explosive AIDS epidemic. Read more >>

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Implementation Science in Action: Turning HIV Research Into an AIDS-free Reality

I began work in USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS this past August – and, what an exciting time it’s been! With the agency-wide shift towards program efficiency, capacity building, country ownership and sustainability, a new term has risen to prominence: implementation science. Read more >>

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Shared Responsibility: The Catalyst for Long-Term Success in HIV & AIDS

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

This is a remarkable time to be in Global Health. The successes we are seeing now would not have been achieved without the shared responsibility and partnerships that have been forged over the years Read more >>

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Debra Messing, Actress and HIV Activist, Promotes HIV Combination Prevention in Zambia

Debra Messing, Actress and PSI Global Health Ambassador, cuts the ribbon at a US-funded New Start HIV counseling and testing center in Mongu, Zambia. Photo Credit: Zoeann Murphy

This past May I traveled to Zambia and had the chance to see my taxpayer dollars hard at work – saving and improving lives. I wanted to see, and learn, how “combination prevention” helps stop the spread of HIV. Read more >>

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In Celebration of Men: Stepping up for Male Circumcision

Emmanuel Njeuhmeli serves as Senior Biomedical Prevention Advisor at the Office of HIV/AIDS.

On November 19, the first ever International Men’s Day was celebrated in over 60 countries around the world. It was an occasion to put the spotlight on men’s health Read more >>

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