As we mark World AIDS Day today, those dedicated to controlling and ending the HIV epidemic find themselves in a fortunate position. We know what to do next—and that is stay the course. The scale of the epidemic demands nothing less.
Helen Cornman, Deputy Director of the AIDSFree project, reports from the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS which took place June 8-10, 2016 in New York.
In the past year, PEPFAR, OGAC, and WHO have issued updates to their HIV/AIDS strategies which include ambitious new goals for controlling the epidemic. AIDSFree Deputy Director Helen Cornman calls for national and international HIV/AIDS programs to take a pragmatic approach to adapting to the rapidly shifting HIV landscape.
Reflecting on the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia, JSI’s Helen Cornman highlights the increasingly important role that social support will play moving forward in the global fight against HIV.
I had the opportunity to attend an event commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the U.S. President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at the U.S. State Department on June 18th.
In late June, I was approached by an old friend, Dr. Paul Zeitz, Senior Vice-President of Policy for ACT V, to sign a statement calling for the U.S. government to develop a global AIDS strategy…A few weeks later, I and other signers received an invitation from Ambassador Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to offer input for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s upcoming speech to the XIX International AIDS Conference.
On Monday, July 23rd, Ambassador Eric Goosby, Director of the Office of Global AIDS Program, began his speech at the World Bank Debate held during the AIDS 2012 international conference, by discussing his motivators for working in HIV.