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Leaderless for More Than a Year, the U.S. Effort to Fight Global AIDS Faces a Foggy Future

Deborah Birx, M.D.
Deborah Birx, M.D., was widely praised for her work as head of PEPFAR. Since her departure in 2020 (to lead an ultimately fumbled COVID-19 response), the U.S.'s global fight against HIV has not had a permanent leader.Getty Images
    Tim Murphy

    Tim Murphy


    Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal.