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  • Tragedy Would Unfold If Trump Cancels Bush’s AIDS Program

    A questionnaire from the president-elect’s transition team asked whether the extraordinarily successful PEPFAR had become a “massive, international entitlement program,” and whether it was worth the investment.

    17 January 2017 | The Atlantic
  • Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid

    President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have, until now, been a mystery. But a series of questions from the Trump transition team to the State Department indicate an overall skepticism about the value of foreign aid, and even about American security interests, on the world’s second-largest continent.

    17 January 2017 | New York Times
  • Global health is good business — Trump should get in the prosperity

    There are few issues that have won such consistent bipartisan support or, at a fraction of 1 percent of the federal budget, have produced such concrete economic, security and humanitarian gains for the country and the world.

    10 January 2017 | The Hill
  • Trump Administration Puts the U.S. at a Crossroad for Global Health Aid

    The United States is the pillar of global health aid, donating billions of dollars annually — more than any other country — to fighting disease in the world’s poorest countries. But advocates for the poor, health experts and government officials admit that they have no idea what direction the incoming Trump administration is going to take.

    20 December 2016 | New York Times
  • US HIV/Aids funding to South Africa hangs in the balance

    Multibillion-rand funding to South Africa from the US government’s flagship HIV/Aids programme hangs in the balance as Washington prepares to usher in a new administration.

    08 December 2016 | Medical Brief
  • HIV epidemic becoming controlled in several African countries

    New PEPFAR data show for the first time that the AIDS epidemic is becoming controlled in older adults and babies in three key African countries – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – where the program has significantly invested. New pediatric HIV infections globally have declined by nearly 70 percent since 2000, and there are significant validated declines in adult HIV incidence across Malawi (76 percent), Zambia (51 percent), and Zimbabwe (67 percent) since 2003.

    02 December 2016 | PEPFAR
  • What the Trump administration could mean for US HIV/AIDS spending

    HIV/AIDS advocates are warning against any cuts to U.S. spending on the fight against the disease as the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump determines how it will approach global assistance.

    02 December 2016 | Devex
  • Refuelling the global HIV response: the role of the United Kingdom

    On the eve of World AIDS Day, STOPAIDS, with support from the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS, organized an event to discuss the role of the United Kingdom in the global AIDS response.

    02 December 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Mitchell Warren: We just don't know what President Trump will do on HIV, but 'the signs are worrisome'

    During the US election campaign, plenty was said about emails and sexual harassment. But there was little or no talk on global health or HIV. That has left Mitchell Warren, the head of advocates AVAC, worried.

    25 November 2016 | DW
  • UNAIDS: Young African women are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

    The annual World AIDS Day report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) offers a far more nuanced take on the epidemic than it has in previous years. For the first time, the report examines the disease in four age brackets that it calls “the life-cycle approach to HIV.” UNAIDS suggests this breakdown—0 to 14, 15 to 24, 25 to 49, and 50-plus—should lead to a clearer view of the epidemic’s “complex dynamics” and a more targeted response.

    23 November 2016 | Science
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