Category Archives: funding

  1. AIDS Drugs– For Profit Or Not?

    From Forbes Blog, by Josh Ruxin Not too long ago – as recently as the late 1990s– it was taboo in international development circles to even mention market forces when discussing pharmaceuticals for poor countries.  The doctrine was clear: the free market must be kept out; the international drug trade was exploitative, destructive, and offered little to Read More >>

    ARV, funding, Treatment
  2. Fully Finance the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    Sign on to the letter, and help achieve 500,000 signatures by September 30. Excerpt from letter: Contributing to the success of the Global Fund is its commitment to the core principles of demand-driven, country-owned responses.  Some international donors have pre-empted the outcome of the Third Voluntary Replenishment, and have begun calling for caps on the amount of Read More >>

    advocacy, funding, Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria
  3. Why Won’t AIDS Donors Confirm Their Best New Hope for Avoiding Future Treatment Costs

    via Center for Global Development, by Mead Over Celia Dugger must have known she would get a reaction.  She called from South Africa last week with the surprising news that a donor meeting in South Africa had failed to come up with the $100 million necessary to complete the preparatory research on microbicides as an HIV prevention Read More >>

    advocacy, funding, HIV transmission, new prevention technologies, vaginal microbicide
  4. New AIDS microbicide has huge potential, but needs funding

    via ONE, by Todd Summers At the big International AIDS Conference in Vienna a few weeks back, there was wide coverage of positive trial results for a new microbicide –- a gel that women can use to reduce their risk of getting infected with HIV. Giving women a prevention tool that they can use to protect themselves Read More >>

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CAPRISA, funding, vaginal microbicide
  5. Activists Lobby for “Robin Hood” Levy

    Via The Body Now is the time to push for a micro-tax on all financial transactions to fund HIV prevention and care throughout the world, activists said this week at the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. The so-called “Robin Hood” tax of 0.005 percent would generate $33 billion annually worldwide, said Khalil Elouardighi of Coalition PLUS, Read More >>

    AIDS 2010, funding, Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, United Nations, Vienna
  6. Advancing the Science in a Time of Fiscal Constraint: Funding for HIV Prevention Technologies in 2009

    Via AVACThe report tracks the public, philanthropic and commercial investment in biomedical HIV prevention in 2009 including preventive and therapeutic HIV vaccines, microbicides, oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), adult male circumcision, prevention of mother to child transmission, and HSV-2 suppression and prevention. The report finds stability in funding for HIV prevention research from 2008 to 2009. HIV vaccines Read More >>

    AVAC, biomedical, circumcision, funding, HIV/AIDS, HSV-2, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  7. New amfAR reports: Flat Funding and Other Trends Imperil Global AIDS Response

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) and other vulnerable groups could be left behind as flat funding and other trends jeopardize the global response to HIV/AIDS, according to a series of amfAR reports published on the eve of the 18th International AIDS Conference.’ “The Shifting Global Health Landscape” looks at issues related to reaching vulnerable and Read More >>

    advocacy, amfAR, funding, Gay, Global Forum on MSM, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, PEPFAR
  8. The AIDS Funding Dilemma

    Via Miller-McCune, Paul Webster Dr. Jerome Kabakyenga has just walked a pair of visitors through a pair of vividly different Ugandan hospital laboratories — one ultramodern, the other an outdated relic. In the first, highly trained technicians investigate blood samples using a battery of high-throughput computerized systems. The brightly lit, air-conditioned facility is spotless. In the second Read More >>

    funding, HIV/AIDS, Uganda
  9. Activists Demand End to Funding Cuts in Africa

    Via  PlusNews AIDS activists are to march on the US Consulate in Johannesburg on 17 June to protest against the deaths they say will result from President Barack Obama’s “anti-treatment policies”. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been a major source of funds for AIDS treatment programmes in South Africa and elsewhere on Read More >>

    funding, PEPFAR, South Africa
  10. Microbicides: Ways Forward

    Highly recommended! The fourth in a series of strategy documents produced by the Alliance for Microbicide Development – this is an excellent resource and advocacy tool, emphasizing obstacles to microbicide research and how to overcome them. In 2009, the Alliance surveyed a number of microbicides experts and key stakeholders in the field in an effort to identify Read More >>

    advocacy, behavioral research, clinical trials, funding, HIV/AIDS policy, rectal microbicide, research, vaginal microbicide