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For more than 10 years, USAID has been the lead agency innovating in supply chain management — procuring and delivering drugs and laboratory supplies to hospitals and clinics across the globe to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
As we celebrate World Health Worker Week, we recognize the tireless efforts of facility- and community-based health workers to achieve an AIDS-free generation, and we advocate that the international community continue to invest in them.
A new USAID-supported monthly vaginal ring is the first HIV prevention method designed specifically for women to be confirmed effective in two large clinical trials. This innovative product has the potential to contribute to the goal of an AIDS-free generation.
Rapidly scaling up treatment can be difficult when international partners’ sense of urgency does not always reflect the reality of those most affected by the epidemic. USAID, PEPFAR, partners and beneficiaries must focus to expand treatment to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
On July 28, in Chennai, India, the world that fights HIV lost a true hero. It was an honor to have met Dr. Suniti Solomon, a pioneer in HIV and AIDS work. How lucky we are to be with people who really do make the world a better place. Now, we must carry on the legacy.
In 1999, a tree was planted in Baltimore with the hopes that, by the time it had grown, the world would have an AIDS vaccine. While we’re not there yet, the tree is a reminder of our ever growing efforts to find a solution, efforts that USAID is dedicated to and optimistic about.
Back to the drawing board: The FACTS 001 trial, a study to test whether tenofovir gel could prevent HIV infection, did not confirm the gel’s effectiveness. While these results are disappointing, USAID is supporting the development of many other promising solutions, including vaginal rings and long-acting injectables.
This week we mark World AIDS Day. Appropriately, it occurs during the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Though not always self-evident, the connection is clear.
We’ve come a long way in 104 years of marking International Women’s Day. But far too many women remain left behind in far too many parts of the world. In Africa, a vicious cycle of HIV and AIDS and gender inequity continues to thwart women’s hopes for a healthy and productive life. AIDS is the […]