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Will Mark Dybul really stay on as Obama’s Global AIDS Coordinator? And if he does, will his new boss push him to listen to the evidence on prevention?
Letters being circulated by the global AIDS and reproductive and sexual health and rights communities call for new leadership in the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. One letter focuses on the timing of the appointment and the need for an independent office; the other focuses more directly on the vision and perspectives of the person appointed.
Will President-Elect Obama keep Mark Dybul on as Global AIDS Coordinator, when Dybul has supported ideological restrictions on prevention funding?