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Dr. Susan Allen, guest on CNN's International Desk


Dr. Susan Allen Featured on CNN

December 1, 2010 - On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2010, Dr Allen was featured as a guest on CNN International's daytime program International Desk, advocating for Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing (CVCT) as an effective and economical HIV/AIDS prevention strategy. Following her appearance, Dr Allen received a number of supportive emails from CNN viewers throughout the world who had seen the interview.

Dr. Susan Allen featured on WAGA-TV, Good Day Atlanta

December 1, 2010 - On the same day as her CNN appearance, Dr. Allen was featured on WAGA-TV as a guest on Good Day Atlanta, as part of the station’s coverage of World AIDS Day. Dr Allen also wrote an op-ed piece, which was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) on World AIDS Day.

Video of Dr Allen’s appearance on WAGA-TV can be viewed

The CNN International interview is not available online but is available on DVD.

AJC - Time to press our HIV/AIDS success

November 30, 2010 - Dr Allen‘s op-ed piece, which was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on World AIDS Day. Her essay, "Time to press our HIV/AIDS success," eloquently addresses the importance of prevention through CVCT.

Testing African Couples for HIV is Cost-Effective Prevention Strategy

September 30, 2010 - Article highlighting Dr. Allen's work in Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing

Can Couples Testing Contribute to Achieving the AIDS Transition?

June 11, 2010 - Center for Global Development op-ed piece on Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing

AJC - Budget axe's blow to Africa

March 10, 2011 - Ambassador Gordan Streeb discusses the impact of budget cuts on the HIV/AIDS funding.

International AIDS Conference 2012

For the first time since 1990, the International AIDS Conference will be held in the United States. Click HERE to read more about the conference, held in Washington, D.C. from July 22-27, 2012!

Researchers target male couples

Fall 2011 - CLICK HERE Researchers target mail couples

New Trade Deal Would Benefit Big Pharma At AIDS Programs' Expense

October 5, 2011- Higher prices for drugs have the potential to cause huge setbacks in HIV programs overseas.

More Investment in Vaccine Research Should Be Top AIDS Priority Say Nobel Laureates

September 28, 2011- A panel of world economists calls on policymakers to focus more resources on HIV-vaccine research

Tough decisions about money and treatment are ahead as AIDS turns 30

May 30, 2011- A look at the AIDS epidemic 30 years later

Fighting HIV in South Africa should focus on couples, study finds

April 25, 2011- Promotion of CVCT in South Africa


• The majority of new HIV/AIDS infections in Africa are acquired from a spouse or long-term partner, so couples represent the largest risk group.

• CVCT has been proven to decrease the transmission of HIV/AIDS by more than two-thirds among those couples who do not share the same HIV status.

• Providing couples with CVCT would prevent new infections at a cost of about $300 per couple.

Centers of Excellence - Training Information

Click the logo above for more information about Testing Together, a new CVCT service for male couples in Atlanta and Chicago.