Harvard Partnership Fights HIV/AIDS in Botswana

The Harvard Crimson, March 7, 2013 

In 1996, Executive Director of Harvard’s AIDS Initiative Richard G. Marlink worked with Essex to forge a partnership between Harvard and the Botswana government using a framework that had been implemented in similar programs in Senegal, Tanzania, the former Zaire, and Nigeria.

PEPFAR in Africa, success against AIDS

Harvard Gazette, January 16, 2013

Harvard AIDS researchers gathered at the Harvard School of Public Health last Thursday to mark 10 years of work under a key federal anti-AIDS program that has been instrumental in stemming the tide of a disease that once threatened to destroy entire societies.

HSPH efforts in Africa helped lead to decade of success against AIDS

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News, February 11, 2013

The largest public health initiative in history dedicated to a single disease was announced unexpectedly during President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2003: $15 billion over five years to fund a new international AIDS effort. For AIDS researchers at HSPH, the program known as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) offered the opportunity to dramatically scale up their efforts in African countries hit hard by the disease.

Further Research Critical to Eliminating Pediatric AIDS

Huffington Post, March 1, 2011

Thirty years ago, doctors in the U.S. identified the first case of what would soon come to be known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. In 1981, we hadn’t yet identified the human immunodeficiency virus that causes the disease. Today we hold the real prospect of eliminating HIV in one entire segment of the world’s population: infants and young children.

Plotting the Demise of AIDS

Harvard Gazette, December 2, 2011

Scientists, physicians, activists, and others on the front lines of the 30-year fight against AIDS gathered on Harvard’s Longwood Campus on World AIDS Day Thursday to plot a strategy to achieve something that most once thought impossible: ending the AIDS epidemic.

HSPH Find AIDS Drugs Work Well in Botswana

Harvard Gazette, November 17, 2005

Africa’s first large-scale public program to distribute critical AIDS drugs to a developing nation is as successful as similar programs in industrialized countries, a Harvard School of Public Health study has shown, helping put to rest concerns that such programs can’t work in developing nations.

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