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  • The failure was due not to the methods — two different pills and a vaginal gel — but to the fact that the women did not use them consistently.

    March 4, 2013
    New York Times
  • The daily use of a vaginal gel or oral medication does not appear to prevent HIV infection in young, unmarried African women, according to the results of a large HIV prevention trial...

    March 4, 2013
    Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
  • "Perhaps the most important finding was that although women came back to the clinic every month and were dedicated to the trial, the majority of these women didn’t actually take the product in the end."

    March 4, 2013
    Voice of America
  • Bringing major new medical breakthroughs to people in need requires both a realistic agenda and a political will.

    February 6, 2013
    South Florida Gay News
  • With a checkered past, marred by decades of missteps, dead ends, controversies and a repeated need to change the direction of research, the quest for a therapeutic HIV vaccine is charting a slow but dogged path.

    February 5, 2013
  • Suddenly, people have begun to talk seriously about ending the global HIV epidemic. Medical breakthroughs have changed the global HIV landscape. These new developments include the following: Microbicides, treatment as prevention, PrEP, voluntary male circumcision, and preventing mother-to-child transmission.

    January 30, 2013
    South Florida Gay News
  • 2012 was a year when political leaders and top health officials freely spoke of attaining an AIDS-free generation.

    December 28, 2012
    Voice of America
  • Science is at the centre of efforts to design and implement more effective preventative and care programmes for HIV/AIDS set out in a blueprint published by a US government initiative that fights the disease.

    December 7, 2012
  • Matthew Rose is an HIV advocate and a strong voice for young black gay men in the United States. Based in Washington D.C., Matthew does independent consulting on HIV/AIDS policy.

    December 4, 2012
    The Body Pro
  • Mitchell Warren, the executive director of the AVAC global advocacy group for HIV prevention, says the world has begun to talk about something that would have been unimaginable even two years ago -- an end to the global AIDS epidemic.

    December 2, 2012
    Radio Free Europe