Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS coordinator of the president’s AIDS initiative known as PEPFAR, talks about the program’s impacts, challenges and future. Continue reading
President Bush on Wednesday asked Congress for $30 billion to renew and double the funding to combat the global spread of AIDS, calling the disease a “modern-day plague.” Continue reading
Critics blame South Africa’s high HIV infection rates on government inaction and mixed messages. Recently, however, the deputy president of the country has called for intensification of the fight against AIDS. Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from Johannesburg. Continue reading
Two American scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a new way to turn off the effects of specific genes, a process that has opened new pathways in medical treatment. Continue reading
The NewsHour’s Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing proverty. Continue reading
World health experts and community leaders gathered in Toronto for the 16th International AIDS Conference. Former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who attended the conference, discusses the ideas put forth. Continue reading
Washington D.C. has begun to offer a rapid oral HIV test free to residents — the first program of its kind. The director of the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration discusses the program’s aim to increase awareness, draw in more patients and encourage disease prevention. Continue reading
First identified in 1981, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has shaped health policy, politics and medicine in the United States and throughout the world. International efforts have led to some breakthroughs but no simple answers in combating the virus.