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2014-06-24 23:06:38

New technology supports HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance in resource-limited countries. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, has licensed technology from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring a rapid and cost-effective PCR-based method of monitoring HIV drug resistance to resource-limited countries. The ATCC® HIV-1 Drug Resistance...

2014-05-20 16:26:58

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates Major Milestone in the Effort to End AIDS in Children WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today announced that it has reached 20 million women with lifesaving services, such as HIV testing, counseling, and treatment, to prevent HIV-positive women from passing the virus to their babies. EGPAF is one of the largest providers of prevention of mother-to-child...

2014-05-14 16:28:47

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator from Charles Lyons, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation President and CEO http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/DC95522LOGO Dear Ambassador Birx: Congratulations on your recent confirmation as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. I look forward to continuing our work with you to ensure that children and their families have access to critical HIV...

2014-05-08 23:07:19

Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and current Professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been elected to the Accordia Global Health Foundation Board of Directors. Accordia establishes supports and sustains African-owned health institutions, enabling locally relevant research, high quality training and education programs, and delivering essential healthcare services to millions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014...

2014-04-24 08:34:57

Easy-to-use CD4 analysis platform tailored to meet the needs of resource-limited settings SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the BD FACSPresto(TM) Near Patient CD4 Counter system that provides absolute and percentage results of CD4 T lymphocytes and hemoglobin (Hb) concentration in whole blood samples to stage and...

2014-03-21 08:25:24

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Daniel W. Yohannes, joined Acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah von Zinkernagel to sign a Memorandum of Agreement that establishes a three-year partnership between the State Department's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, which administers the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and MCC. The partnership aims to help other...

2014-01-09 20:21:05

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AVAC today issued the following statement from AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren on the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx as the new Ambassador and US Global Coordinator: "We at AVAC are extremely excited that President Obama has nominated an innovative and visionary person to lead the U.S. government's fight against HIV/AIDS. The program, now 10 years old, is at a critical juncture, and Dr. Deborah Birx is the ideal leader for the...

2014-01-09 20:21:01

Statement from Charles Lyons, President and CEO WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) welcomes the nomination of Deborah Birx, M.D. as the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Dr. Birx will lead the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator as it develops sustainable solutions to global health challenges, including efforts to eliminate HIV/AIDS. "Dr. Birx has been on the frontline of the...

2013-12-04 23:22:29

Statement of Charles Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 “The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) commends the many nations, private organizations, and individuals who committed to supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) during Tuesday’s replenishment conference in Washington, D.C. “We are at a historic moment in the fight against HIV,...


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