Last week GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Intiative (MVI), announced that the world may be closer to a malaria vaccine than once thought.  Working together, MVI and GSK announced results from a large scale trail in Africa testing the RTS,S vaccine which demonstrated…

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Annual Tracking Report Reveals Increase in HIV Prevention R&D Resources, Need to Sustain Scientific Momentum As organizations dedicated to the development of new HIV prevention technologies, we are firmly aware that advances in research and development cannot be made without good scientific data. In the past two years, results streaming in from clinical trials have…

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Global health and human rights advocates around the world are supporting Physicians for Human Rights on a Global Day of Action to call for the release of Dr. Arash Alaei from prison. Supporters can go to http://iranfreethedocs.org/ to sign a petition that will be delivered to Iranian officials urging them to free Dr. Arash Alaei. Those who…

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This is a guest blog by Christine Lubinski of Science Speaks, the blog of the Center for Global Health Policy. ROME  — The presentation of the detailed findings of HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 by Dr. Myron Cohen, the study’s principal investigator, and his colleagues was greeted with a standing ovation by a packed room…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has spent virtually his entire career as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH tracking the AIDS epidemic. In a session on the advancement of science and research on HIV, he gave an insightful overview of the early days when key discoveries were made but it was…

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This is a guest blog by Christine Lubinski of Science Speaks, the blog of the Center for Global Health Policy. ROME  — “There is no silver bullet” is a common mantra in AIDS prevention, and Dr. Robin Shattock of the Imperial College in London provided a plenary talk in that vein on combination prevention and the…

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ROME — In the opening cermonies of the Sixth IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention here last night, Elly Katabira, the international conference chair and current president of the International AIDS Society, decried the continuing imprisonment of Arash Alaei, one of the two Iranian physician-brothers who won the Global Health Council’s Jonathan Mann Award…

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This is a guest blog by Jeffrey T. Safrit, Ph.D, director of Clinical and Basic Research for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. It was co-published on the Foundation’s own blog. LOS ANGELES — In advance of the largest global HIV/AIDS conference of the year this week in Rome, there have already been several breaking news stories and…

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This is a guest blog by Erin Fry, a government affairs officer at PATH. Last week, I attended a briefing on Capitol Hill titled “Making the Case for Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccines for Global Health” sponsored by Research!America, the Global Health Council, and PATH. The briefing focused on how vaccines not only save lives, but dollars, too. Panelists Marc LaForce of…

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