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Bryan Callahan

Bryan Callahan is a Communications Officer with the Gates Foundation.

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International AIDS Conference Focuses on Picking up the Pace Against HIV

Last week, I boarded a flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, skimmed the official program of the 20th International AIDS Conference, circled a few of the stories I wanted to cover, and went to sleep. By the time I landed, the lead story had changed.

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What Do the Red Sox and the Search for New TB Drugs Have in Common?

The Red Sox turned around their fortunes by recognizing that they needed new leadership, a new strategy, and renewed investment to get back to winning. Here’s hoping that this year’s great news for TB drug development is a sign of many more wins to come.

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Remembering Mom on World TB Day

World Tuberculosis Day is March 24. The author commemorates the day by remembering lessons from his mom.

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An Oscar Nod for David France and How to Survive a Plague

Exciting news from Hollywood this morning! First-time filmmaker and longtime AIDS journalist David France received an Oscar nomination for his moving documentary, "How to Survive a Plague," which tells the story of how the innovative activism of two organizations - ACT UP and TAG - transformed HIV infection from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Documenting a Plague: HIV/AIDS Filmmaker Q&A

How to Survive a Plague is a film that documents the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival
footage from the 1980s and '90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.

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