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The Role of Vaccines and Cures in HIV Elimination

By Richard JefferysThe development of highly effective approaches to HIV treatment and prevention—in the form of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—stands among the most impressive scientific achievements in human history. As detailed elsewhere in this issue of…

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Bend the Curves: Activism and the Elimination of HIV, HCV, and TB

By Tim HornDo your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.                                                                       — Desmond Mpilo TutuIncremental change—activism that successfully defends or advances critical research or policy—can sometimes feel…

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TAGline Fall 2017

In the Fall 2017 issue of TAGline, we explore the political feasibility and sustainability of universal health care in the U.S. UHC is, first and foremost, a human right. However, it will require robust advocacy to galvanize bipartisan support for guaranteed coverage and to rein in the high cost of health care and prescription drugs.
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Everybody In, Nobody Out

By Tim Horn Arguments favoring universal health care (UHC) are easy. Achieving political consensus as to the best strategy to achieve this is considerably more vexing. This is particularly true in the U.S., where the Affordable Care Act (ACA) patchwork…

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Ending the Epidemic without Medicaid Expansion? 

How U.S. southern states are moving ahead without full health care coverage By Jeremiah Johnson & Kenyon Farrow Activists and health departments around the country continue to advance strategies to ‘End the Epidemic’ (EtE) in their jurisdictions, yet a central…

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Universal Health Care and Reducing HIV Incidence

What does the research tell us?  By Richard Jefferys After a long period during which HIV incidence rates seemed distressingly immutable, the last few years have seen a rapid accumulation of evidence that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV viral load…

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