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Taking the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to Vienna

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Last week, we released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy – a comprehensive plan to fight HIV in the United States. On Sunday, June 18, 2010, The Office of National AIDS Policy in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a session at the International AIDS Conference entitled “A Discussion on the U.S. National…

International AIDS Conference Day 3: Dr. Koh speaks on HIV Travel Restrictions

James Chau, USAID Goodwill Ambassador, and Dr. Howard Koh, MD, MPH

Today, I participated in a dialogue about nations lifting HIV-related travel restrictions. I was joined by distinguished colleagues, including the UNAIDS Executive Director, Mr. Michel Sidibe, the Honorable Dr. Richard N. Kamwi, Namibia's Minister of Health, Kevin Moody, CEO of GNP+ , and James Chau, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. Both Namibia and China lifted such travel…

International AIDS Conference Day 3: Research Highlights

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shared the latest scientific information with the conference delegates about the actual steps that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) takes when it makes contact with the human genital tract (through exposure to semen or vaginal secretions) which result in infection.Understanding, in detail,…

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s Statement on the CAPRISA 004 Microbicide Study

Dr. Anthony Fauci

On July 19, 2010, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, released a statement to acknowledge the results from the CAPRISA 004 Microbicide Study. To read the entire statement, visit the NIAID website. “Today we congratulate the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in…

International AIDS Conference Day 2: Dr. Koh Speaks with Dr. Jack Stein on Drug Control Policy

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Today is the second day of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. I am honored to continue to represent the Department of Health and Human Services and to be part of the U.S. Delegation at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Services for Injection Drug Users

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Co-authored by Jeffrey S. Crowley We have known from the very beginning of the HIV epidemic that sharing needles and other drug-related paraphernalia is associated with transmission of HIV and other infectious diseases including hepatitis B and C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that injection drug use accounts for 12%…

PEPFAR Participation in the International AIDS Conference

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From July 18 to 23, I will lead the U.S. Government delegation to the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. This year's meeting is particularly important for those of us involved in the fight against global AIDS. Working together, the global community has made tremendous progress on HIV/AIDS, thanks in large part to U.S….

Tweetup Discussion at IAC

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Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Early before the start of the International AIDS Conference Scott Sanders, who provides lead communications support to the International AIDS Society, organized a “Tweetup” for individuals tweeting from the conference. Some represented organizations such as UNAIDS (@UNAIDS) , amFar(@amfAR) , Doctors without Borders (@MSH_IAC) , AIDS Atlas…

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