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More comments on male circumcision trials

I posted this on the Princeton AIDS blog, but thought I’d reference the post here. Yesterday, the NIH announced that it was suspending male circumcision trials. Because the trials were so successful, the NIH determined it was unethical to continue with additional rounds of treatment and control groups. The trial in Kisumu, Kenya, of 2,784 […]

E. African Male Circumcision Trials Halted for Ethical Reasons

Today from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases “Trials in Kenya and Uganda Stopped Early” The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced an early end to two clinical trials of adult male circumcision because an interim review of trial data revealed that […]

The WHO’s 3 by 5 Effort a Mess

I ran across this gem in the Kaiser Daily HIV report. Roger Bateman, of the American Enterprise Institute, and Lorraine Mooney, a demographer, have issued a devastating critique of the WHO’s 3 by 5 program, largely based on an evaluation report the WHO contracted to have done. The upshot of the report is that the […]

The Future of the Global Fund

I posted recently that the Global Fund has been deadlocked over the selection of its new Executive Director. The Center for Global Development will be hosting an event later this week, Thursday December 14th from 4-6pm, with Richard Feachem, the outgoing ED of the Global Fund. Mark Dybul, the Bush Administration’s Ambassador in charge of […]

AIDS and the broader development agenda

Recently, I posted on rising concerns that AIDS is drawing attention from other health care issues. Fortunately, there appears to be some recognition that addressing HIV/AIDS alone may not only be problematic for this reason, it may be counterproductive since many of the other health problems can make HIV treatment programs less effective. Moreover, if […]

Is AIDS diverting attention from other problems?

This is an increasing refrain that I’ve heard lately. AIDS is sucking the expertise and funding out of other sectors, particularly in health but quite possibly also in other parts of the development agenda. This is the subject of a recent post by Jeremy Shiffman at the Center for Global Development. There are other health […]