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2012-06-27 06:25:49

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. and ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Relief International, the global health care company Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, today announced that they have reached a major milestone of distributing 20 million rapid HIV tests free of charge to HIV testing and counseling programs serving pregnant women and their families in 43 developing countries. Expanding HIV testing for pregnant women is an essential component in helping to...

2012-06-15 06:24:06

Proposes Increases for AIDS Medications and Level Funding for Prevention WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --"The AIDS Institute thanks Chairman Tom Harkin for his leadership in maintaining the United States Senate's strong commitment to domestic HIV programs by increasing funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and maintaining funding for HIV prevention and other parts of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program," commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of...

2012-05-24 06:26:55

NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (RED) today announced the first-ever (RED)RUSH TO ZERO campaign, taking place June 1-10, 2012, to raise funding and awareness to help deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015, a critical milestone in the fight against AIDS. The virtual elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV is part of the eight Millennium Development Goals, which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by the target date of 2015....

2012-05-16 10:13:53

Between 2004 and 2008, all-cause adult mortality declined more in African countries in which the AIDS relief program PEPFAR operated more intensively, according to a study in the May 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on Global Health. "The effect of global health initiatives on population health is uncertain. Between 2003 and 2008, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest initiative ever devoted to a single disease, operated intensively in 12 African focus...

2012-05-16 10:06:24

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the government's far-reaching health-care foreign aid program, has contributed to a significant decline in adult death rates from all causes in Africa, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. Between 2004 and 2008, PEPFAR was associated with a reduction in the odds of death of nearly 20 percent in the countries where it operated. The researchers found that more than 740,000 lives were saved during...

2012-03-20 10:25:19

Public-Private Partnerships Play Integral Role in Worldwide Effort to Provide Access to Lifesaving Prevention, Treatment and Care WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a public event today on Capitol Hill, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria spotlighted the contributions of public-private partnerships to the Global Fund's lifesaving work. From assistance in drug delivery, to...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), today announced the launch of the Center for Excellence in Phlebotomy and Specimen Collection at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC). KMTC, a department of Medical Laboratory...

2012-01-27 09:32:00

LONDON, January 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anglo American's Chief Executive joined world business leaders in Davos today to launch the Business Leadership Council Generation Born HIV Free. The private sector-led initiative aims to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to children by the end of 2015 but calls on the collaboration and support of the private sector, government and civil society. Cynthia Carroll said: "I am delighted that Anglo American is participating in...

2012-01-12 14:03:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly formed entity, The Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free, met here Monday with a delegation of six United States Senators, the US Ambassador to South Africa, a broad array of leading business executives, and South African Government leadership to highlight recent advances fighting AIDS and to pledge a collective determination to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by the last day of 2015. "We...

2011-12-23 01:12:45

The HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science. HPTN 052 evaluated whether antiretroviral drugs can prevent sexual transmission of HIV among couples in which one partner has HIV and the other does not. The research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced HIV transmission in couples by at least 96 percent. The study was...