tagline Summer 2011
- Julie Davids Reflects on CHAMP and the Future of HIV Prevention Justice
In December 2010, TAGlinecaught up with the super energetic and visionary HIV activist Julie Davids, veteran of ACT UP/Philadelphia, HealthGAP, and a slew of more recent U.S. HIV prevention and social justice organizations such as CHAMP, Project UNSHACKLE, and the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance.
- Moving An Exciting New TB Diagnostic from Policy to Practice
On December 8, 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the use of the new Xpert® MTB/RIF test as the initial test offered to people suspected of having HIV-associated TB or multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB.
- Vaccine Breakthrough Comes with Caveats
One of the main sources of pessimism about prospects for an effective HIV vaccine has been the generally poor results obtained in animal models. To date, only a live attenuated SIV (simian immunodefiency virus) vaccine has demonstrated significant efficacy against these challenge viruses, and this approach is too dangerous to be adapted for use in humans.
- Clinical Trials Will Play a Vital Role in Charting the Path to an HIV Cure
To build the knowledge necessary to develop a safe and broadly accessible curative therapy, clinical trials of approaches that may be able to deplete HIV from the body or contribute to drug-free control of the virus are being launched.