International donor support for fighting HIV has flat-lined, yet the United States--the world’s largest donor--is under fire from the global community, and domestic political support for Obama administration global health funding is flagging, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.
Healthcare reform has been seen internationally as a test of President Obama’s mettle, writes CFR’s global health expert Laurie Garrett, and GOP challenges will force it to be a White House preoccupation until after the November elections.
The global fight against HIV and AIDS cannot be won without success in South Africa, but while President Zuma’s government has made progress, it has to do more to prevent future infections and provide better treatment, says CFR’s Peter Navario.
CFR fellow Peter Navario says the debate over the impact of billions of HIV dollars on developing countries’ health systems misses the point: such aid can address both HIV treatment and improved health systems.
Watch 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.