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.
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.
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.
September 30, 2010 - Article highlighting Dr. Allen's work in Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing
June 11, 2010 - Center for Global Development op-ed piece on Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing
March 10, 2011 - Ambassador Gordan Streeb discusses the impact of budget cuts on the HIV/AIDS funding.
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!
Fall 2011 - CLICK HERE Researchers target mail couples
October 5, 2011- Higher prices for drugs have the potential to cause huge setbacks in HIV programs overseas.
September 28, 2011- A panel of world economists calls on policymakers to focus more resources on HIV-vaccine research
May 30, 2011- A look at the AIDS epidemic 30 years later
April 25, 2011- Promotion of CVCT in South Africa
DID YOU KNOW...
• 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.
Click the logo above for more information about Testing Together, a new CVCT service for male couples in Atlanta and Chicago.