What We’re Reading: Global HIV/AIDS Insights

This week, we're reading about the global shift from paternalism to partnerships

EGPAF/Keith Walker

This week, we’re reading about changes in the global HIV/AIDS landscape during the past 10 years, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius’ support for an HIV/AIDS vaccine, and EGPAF Ambassador Jamie Gentille’s recently published memoir.

NPR How the U.S. Helped Fight The Global AIDS Epidemic --  For the past decade, the United States has spent more than $50 billion on the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), largely to test and treat people for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. EGPAF’s Dr. Laura Guay talks about how the global AIDS landscape has changed in sub-Saharan Africa since the onset of the epidemic and how funding from PEPFAR turned the tide against HIV/AIDS.

EGPAF Insights from ICASA: A 22 year-old’s Journey to a Positive Life -- On December 10, 2013, Bwalanda Chibesa, a teen mentor from the Tisamala Teen Mentors program in Zambia, was invited to share her story and serve as the moderator for the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Launch of the Global Guidelines on HIV Testing and Counseling, Treatment and Care in Adolescents.

AIDS.GOVForward Toward an AIDS-Free Generation – U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, discusses the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) progress toward an HIV/AIDS vaccine and reiterates President Obama’s commitment to realizing the promise of an AIDS-Free Generation.

EGPAF Jamie Gentille: Life is a Gift – EGPAF Ambassador Jamie Gentille's recently published memoir, “Surviving HIV: growing Up a Secret and Being Positive,” is now available on Amazon.com. 

The Body -- Mark Dybul Says Partnership Replacing Paternalism in Global Health ---  Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund, said the paternalism overshadowing relations between rich countries and poor in global health is giving way to an era of partnership that owes much to the vision of Nelson Mandela.