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Social Media and Mobile @ AIDS 2012

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It was very exciting to see the presence of a number of social media and mobile sessions at the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012 ) last week in Washington, DC. Patricia Mechael (@PattyMechael), one of the presenters at those sessions, noted that HIV/AIDS was one of the first areas to leverage mobile technology…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Terrance Moore on Addressing HIV Disparities Among Black Gay & Bisexual Men

Ron Valdiserri and Terrance Moore

Editor’s Note: We had opportunities to catch up with so many great partners on so many important issues while at the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012) last week, we’ll continue bringing you interviews this week and next. In this conversation from AIDS 2012, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases…

HIV/AIDS in the Nation’s Capitol

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On Tuesday, Whitman Walker Health Center of Washington, DC, hosted “Return to Lisner: A Forum on HIV/AIDS” to discuss the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The event marked the 29th anniversary of DC’s first HIV/AIDS forum at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, an Indiana teenager who died…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh with Dr. Kevin Fenton

Dr. Fenton and Dr. Koh

At the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) , Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh sat down with Dr. Kevin Fenton to discuss the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new “high-impact prevention” approach to HIV. Dr. Fenton is Director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB…

USG @ AIDS 2012: How to Talk About a “Cure”

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In an interview with AIDS.gov Director Miguel Gomez, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach discussed how to talk about “a cure” for HIV, and how talk of a cure is different from talk of an “AIDS-free generation.” Dr. Dieffenbach is Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). According to…

AIDS 2012 and the Road Ahead

Jonathan Mermin

Today is the last day of AIDS 2012, the first International AIDS Conference to be held in the United States in more than 20 years. AIDS 2012 helped crystallize the extraordinary opportunities—and serious challenges—that lie ahead as we work to bring about an AIDS-free America. Since the last International AIDS Conference was held in the United…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Phill Wilson and Miguel Gomez

Phill Wilson and Miguel Gomez at AIDS 2012

In his remarks at the Monday plenary of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), Phill Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, gave delegates an update on the epidemic in the United States. “We are at a deciding moment in the trajectory…

World Hepatitis Day

Ronald Valdiserri

Tomorrow, July 28, we will join the global observance of World Hepatitis Day.  Organized by the World Hepatitis Alliance , a non-governmental organization that represents hepatitis B and hepatitis C patient groups from around the world, the annual observance focuses attention on the huge impact of viral hepatitis infection globally – with as many as one…