DATELINE/CITY: November 25, 2009 - Washington, DC
STORY SUMMARY: U.S. Department of State, Foreign Press Center Briefing by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Michele Moloney-Kitts on the fight against HIV/AIDS in advance of World AIDS Day on December 1st.
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SOUNDBITES: 6 TRT: 3:58 with pad 4:35
BITE 01 RT: 36
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes
Summary: Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about how much has been spent on AIDS research and the NIH budget in the past 28 years...
IN..."28 years since the...42 billion dollars have been spent on HIV research and about 11 % of the NIH's annual budget has been devoted to research on AIDS....remarkable." OUT
BITE 02 RT: 44
Summary: Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about how many drugs have been approved and the survival rates of yesteryear as compared with today.
"There are more than 30 approved drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...the median survival was 26 weeks and now...person will live to at least 69 years old." OUT
BITE 03 RT: 58
Summary: Dr. Anthony Fauci remarks scientifically on Vaccines
"We will not get an AIDS Vaccine that has substantial impact... the body does not make a very good human response against HIV." OUT
BITE 04 RT: 30
Michele Moloney-Kitts, Assistant United States Global AIDS Coordinator in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
Michele Moloney-Kitts describes the initiation of PEPFAR in 2003 and its reauthorization to include TB and Malaria
"In 2003 the U.S. government launched the President's Emergency...known as PEPFAR which was a five year strategic... In 2008, it was reauthorized under Lantos...AIDS, TB and Malaria." OUT
BITE 05 RT: 33
Michele Moloney-Kitts provides statistics on the U.S. government support in the fight against AIDS and asserts it is the largest donor
We know that the U.S. government has provided 25 billion dollars in the fight against AIDS...annually from 6.1% to 6.7...The U.S. greatly exceeds any donor by a long shot in the fight against AIDS." OUT
BITE 06 RT: 36
Michele Moloney-Kitts remarks on PEPFAR's focus on gender.
"So PEPFAR has been working on gender for the past five years...women's access to income and productive resources." OUT
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