Don’t hold U.S. AIDS relief program hostage to false abortion claims

The Seattle Times

The number of new HIV infections and deaths in most African countries has declined dramatically, made possible in large part by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. "People’s lives are at stake, and PEPFAR should be reauthorized and funded in its entirety and not picked apart on account of partisan political games", writes Stefan Wiktor, clinical professor of global health at the UW.

UAE on Track to Eradicate Hepatitis C (The National - Features Stefan Wiktor)

The UAE is on course to eliminate hepatitis C within a decade with the help of a new strategy to wipe out the virus in “baby steps”.

The process of ‘micro-elimination’, which targets specific communities or at-risk groups one by one for screening and treatment, would help detect cases and treat patients who might not even know they had the condition, experts said.

I-TECH Receives PEPFAR Funding to Help End the AIDS Epidemic in Zimbabwe

Stefan Wiktor, acting professor of global health at the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine, has received funding through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to promote HIV prevention and treatment and to help Zimbabwe’s efforts to reach HIV epidemic control. The five-year cooperative agreement, with an annual budget of about $15 million, is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.