May 17, 2012

Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

Communications Officer

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, GHTC members the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and AVAC have released new materials and data on the search for and potential impact of this new prevention tool.

The House Appropriations Committee voted on its fiscal year 2013 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill and released a report that clarifies its funding intentions for global health programs.

The GHTC and Policy Cures stress that all stages of research—from early science to the later stages of product development—are critical to the successful creation of new global health tools.

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended that the agency approve the first over-the-counter HIV test, a kit that could return results for consumers in the privacy of their homes.