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International AIDS Conference 2010: Highlights & Key Scientific Outcomes From Andrew Fullem

Andrew Fullem, MSPH

I’ve been fortunate to attend international HIV conferences for many years. Several of those conferences stand out in my memory for the results they produced. In Vancouver (1996), researchers first announced the results of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) clinical trials—changing the future for millions of us living with HIV. In Durban (2000), delegates…

NIH-Led Scientists Find Antibodies that Prevent Most HIV Strains from Infecting Human Cells

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Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory. The scientists also have demonstrated how one of these disease-fighting proteins accomplishes this feat. According to the scientists, these antibodies could be used to design improved HIV vaccines, or…

Games for Health 2010

Games for Health 2010

We attended the Games for Health 2010 conference in Boston, Massachusetts to learn more about how video games and virtual worlds are being used to increase physical activity, train health care providers, and advocate HIV/AIDS information and prevention methods among youth. Now in its 6th year, the three-day conference was developed in partnership with the…

International AIDS Conference: Dr. Valdiserri talks to Ambassador Eric Goosby

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On July 22, 2010, during the International AIDS Conference , I talked with Ambassador Eric Goosby, who serves as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and who oversees the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. PEPFAR is the United States’ response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic—but I was interested in getting…

Wrap-up from the International AIDS Conference in Vienna

IAC 2010 attendees

Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Today is the last day of the International AIDS Conference . Throughout the week we’ve had the pleasure of hearing key scientific outcomes along with policy and program updates from the meeting. We were encouraged by the expanded use of new media at the conference this year….

Bringing the International AIDS Conference to DC in 2012

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I have had the pleasure of participating in the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna this past week. As you may know, last week, President Obama held a reception at the White House to celebrate the work of the HIV/AIDS community as his Administration launched the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The positive reaction to…

NIH’s Dr. Jack Whitescarver Honored with New IAS Presidential Award for His Outstanding Commitment to the Global Fight Against HIV

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Julio Montaner and Dr. Jack Whitescarver

Today, the International AIDS Society (IAS) honored Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Associate Director for AIDS Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research, for his outstanding commitment to the global fight against HIV, and his pioneering work in the field. During the closing session of the XVIII…

International AIDS Conference Day 5: Dr. Valdiserri Speaks with Dr. Kevin Fenton from the CDC

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Throughout this International AIDS Conference in Vienna, I have been fortunate to connect with colleagues old and new. Yesterday I spoke with my friend and colleague, Dr. Kevin Fenton, the Director for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Fenton and…