Always fragile, frequently frayed, and never comprehensive enough, the HIV safety net developed through 28 years of advocacy is facing grave threats from the recession and state budget cuts.
The National HIV Prevention Conference opens at a time when healthcare reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy are seen as potential game-changers.
Compelling HIV testing runs the risk of alienating patients from their medical care provider, and in turn driving them from care.
In which schoolyard politics and name-calling supercedes the facts and the mythologizers of PEPFAR throw a tantrum.
Sources reveal Mark Dybul will continue to serve as Global AIDS Coordinator. Keeping Dybul on indefinitely will undermine confidence in both PEPFAR and the promise of the new Administration to support ideology over evidence.