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Better and Smarter Investments in the HIV Response

Posted 20 juin 2014, 03:16 , by Guest

By Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The story of the fight against HIV is the story of the human family coming together. A decade ago, the disease was snuffing out lives at villages and neighborhoods at a seemingly unstoppable pace. Life expectancy in entire countries was being cut down by a decade or more. The old and the young were dying in pain and all alone in their communities, shamed in many cases by their own families and friends.

Since then, courageous activism, political leadership and a massive increase in resources have changed the AIDS landscape dramatically. Scientific advances and our experience on the ground now give us the historic opportunity to end HIV as an epidemic and turn it into low-level endemicity. More...

The Mandela Legacy: Leadership Can Transform HIV/AIDS

Posted 17 d├ęcembre 2013, 02:13 , by Sharon Lewin, AIDS 2014 Local Co-Chair

First published on on 17 December 2013

Sharon LewinIt's been quite a month and I had planned on beginning this blog with an initial reflection on the recent ICAAP conference in Bangkok but that has been superseded by the passing of Nelson Mandela, a champion of the HIV/AIDS cause.

We are indebted to Mr Mandela for his leadership role in making HIV/AIDS in sub Saharan Africa an issue that the world could no longer ignore. Mr Mandela's speech at the International AIDS Conference in Durban in 2000 changed the course of the epidemic in both his country and the continent. More...