Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

To Battle The Opioid Overdose Epidemic, Deploy The ‘Cascade of Care’ Model

Revisiting how the public health community established the systems needed to US AIDS mortality rate in half can serve as a useful guide for states and policymakers to set up the most effective response to the current crisis.

March 13, 2017

What Three Decades Of Pandemic Threats Can Teach Us About The Future

The U.S. government will need to continue its investment to combat pandemic diseases wherever they emerge, and to conduct crucial research and development of medical countermeasures to rapidly respond to emerging infectious disease threats.

February 9, 2017

Global Vaccine Development: Lessons From The Road To A New HIV Vaccine Trial

This latest step in a global effort to develop an effective HIV vaccine builds on a legacy of failure, hubris, and reinvention. Each stage of this history has much to teach us about the development of preventive vaccines in general.

December 21, 2016

Countries Transitioning From Donor Health Aid: We Need A Common Research Agenda And Mechanisms For Action

Large numbers of countries that have achieved middle-income status are in the process of transitioning away from significant donor aid that they have been receiving for their health programs. Millions of lives are in the balance. This is going to be one of the top issues in global health.

November 4, 2016

Routine Testing for HIV: Ten Years On

A decade has passed since CDC’s groundbreaking recommendations, which begs the question “How are we doing?”

September 16, 2016

The Women’s Health Amendment Is Getting An Update. What Should It Include?

ACOG and its colleague organizations should address four areas of importance for sexual and reproductive health: expanding the contraceptive coverage guarantee; expanding coverage of services to prevent HIV and other STIs; covering and ensuring adequate reimbursement for preventive counseling...

September 14, 2016

A Reprieve For Women: Embracing Inclusive Scientific Research

An ambitious new clinical trial funded by the NIH called REPRIEVE prioritizes the analysis of sex differences in the onset, severity, and course of HIV and heart disease.

September 13, 2016

Keeping A Finger On The PULSE Of Blood Donation Policy After Orlando

Following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the FDA requested public comment on its current blood donation policies, including its policy on blood donations from gay men. This is a significant opportunity to modernize the FDA's policies by adopting an evidence-based approach that...

September 1, 2016

Six Reasons That Justify A ‘Marriage Of Convenience’ Between HIV And Noncommunicable Disease Programs

The HIV community recently adopted targets and actions to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. However, this ambitious goal will not be fully realized unless health systems in sub-Saharan Africa address another threat that looms large on the horizon: the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

August 5, 2016

Striving For Equity In Access To And Use Of Specialty Care

In 2015 the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation launched a grant-making initiative called Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations to address inequities in access to, and utilization of, specialty care services in the United States. The goal of this national initiative is to catalyze sustainable...

August 1, 2016