Laurie Garrett argues that our focus in the fight against AIDS should not be to create a multibillion dollar industry that only treats the disease. Instead, our resources need to be geared towards finding a long-term cure that can stop the spread of the virus permanantly.
The passage of the President’s Plan for AIDS Relief has highlighted the ability of Congressmen such as Joe Biden and Tim Coburn to work towards bipartisan progress in a branch of government that is otherwise overwhelmed by cynicism and bitterness, writes Michael Gerson.
Five years ago, one could not drive across Lusaka without being slowed by regular funeral processions. No longer, says Michael Gerson.
Michael Gerson describes how a last-minute, late-night outbreak of sanity saved funding for AIDS relief in Africa.
President Bush’s AIDS program in Africa is up for renewal. A number of health experts applaud some of its results but want to end the focus on abstinence.
On the annual occasion of World AIDS day, CFR health expert Laurie Garrett points to problems in tracking and addressing the disease.
Treatment and prevention programs show progress against the spread of HIV/AIDS, but cultural and political issues, particularly in Africa, continue to defy science.
CFR fellow Laurie Garrett discusses Botswana’s infant formula policy debacle and its implications for other innovative efforts for fighting HIV/AIDS.
CFR’s Laurie Garrett discusses Botswana’s failed policy for preventing HIV/AIDS transmission by encouraging mothers to use formula instead of breast feeding.
Listen to Princeton N. Lyman, the Council's adjunct senior fellow for Africa policy studies, read from the newest CFR book, Beyond Humanitarianism, a compilation of Council work on Africa.
Listen to the audio version of Council Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett's article from the January/February 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs. The article is featured in the new CFR book, Beyond Humanitarianism, a compilation of Council work on Africa.
Note: The following is a rapporteur's report from the May 7, 2007 Council General Meeting "Is Male Circumcision the Key to Stopping the AIDS Epidemic?"
Listen to Mark R. Dybul, U.S. global AIDS coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, and Thomas R. Frieden, commissioner of health for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, discuss whether male circumcision can play a role in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Executive Director of PEPFAR, and New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden discuss the debate over male circumcision and if this procedure is the key to stopping the global AIDS epidemic.