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2009-01-15 10:37:00

A Belgian doctor who once was critical of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined the foundation as a top health adviser, the Seattle charity said. Dr. Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 and later helped create and headed a United Nations HIV and AIDS program that advocated bringing expensive anti-AIDS drugs to Africa, will advise the foundation until May, the foundation said. After that, Piot will launch a global health institute at London's Imperial College to...

2006-08-14 14:20:44

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent TORONTO (Reuters) - Researchers, activists and major funders have agreed to a shift in the fight against AIDS to focus on prevention and especially helping women protect themselves. With big pharmaceutical companies making their HIV drugs available cheaply to developing nations and with generic drugs available, speakers at the 16th International Conference on AIDS agreed the focus needs to move to preventing new infections....

2006-06-14 14:35:00

By Mabvuto Banda BLANTYRE -- Africans' increasing openness about HIV/AIDS is helping to turn the tide against the epidemic although tens of thousands still die needlessly, the top U.N. AIDS official said on Wednesday. Dr. Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS, said he is seeing more Africans go public with their HIV-positive status, a key to reversing the social stigma that continues to be one of the deadliest elements of Africa's AIDS crisis. "I have met people opening up and living...

2006-06-02 07:31:02

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The president of the United Nations General Assembly sought on Thursday to break the deadlock over a U.N. declaration on AIDS, with Islamic countries objecting to empowerment for girls and the United States and others resisting defining financial targets. Under pressure from more than 800 advocacy groups, some of whom threatened to leave the conference, Assembly President Jan Eliasson produced a new draft compromise text to be presented...

2006-06-02 07:30:00

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS - The president of the United Nations General Assembly sought on Thursday to break the deadlock over a U.N. declaration on AIDS, with Islamic countries objecting to empowerment for girls and the United States and others resisting defining financial targets. Under pressure from more than 800 advocacy groups, some of whom threatened to leave the conference, Assembly President Jan Eliasson produced a new draft compromise text to be presented to ministers on...

2006-06-01 20:24:16

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The president of the United Nations General Assembly sought on Thursday to break the deadlock over a U.N. declaration on AIDS, with Islamic countries objecting to empowerment for girls and the United States and others resisting defining financial targets. Under pressure from more than 800 advocacy groups, some of whom threatened to leave the conference, Assembly President Jan Eliasson produced a new draft compromise text to be presented...

2006-06-01 20:00:48

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The president of the United Nations General Assembly sought on Thursday to break the deadlock over a U.N. declaration on AIDS, with Islamic countries objecting to empowerment for girls and the United States and others resisting defining financial targets. Under pressure from more than 800 advocacy groups, some of whom threatened to leave the conference, Assembly President Jan Eliasson produced a new draft compromise text to be presented...

2006-05-23 06:56:57

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - A quarter of a century after the first cases were identified, public health experts are starting to see declines in HIV/AIDS infections and momentum building in the battle against the epidemic. But Peter Piot, the executive director of UNAIDS which has spearheaded a 10-year battle against the global epidemic, said long-term commitment would be needed for decades or generations to come. "We are moving into a new area in the response to AIDS," he...

2006-05-23 09:31:01

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - A quarter of a century after the first cases were identified, public health experts are starting to see declines in HIV infections and momentum building in the battle against the epidemic. But Dr. Peter Piot, the executive director of UNAIDS that has spearheaded a 10-year battle against the global epidemic, said long-term commitment will be needed for decades or generations to come. "We are moving into a new area in the response to AIDS," he...


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