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Anthony Fauci, M.D.

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health 

An AIDS-free world is possible, but do we have the will to achieve it?

About 100 demonstrators protested on the steps of New York's City Hall on Friday, Nov. 15, 1985 as a City Council committee considered legislation to bar pupils and teachers with the AIDS virus from public schools. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)

Thirty-five years ago this week, our lives — and the lives of millions of people around the globe — changed forever with the publication of a report of five previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, a disease typically seen only in those with profoundly impaired immune function. As two…

ICYMI – NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci Pens Op-Ed on Tools to End HIV/AIDS

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In case you missed it, last week Dr. Anthony Fauci shared an op-ed in The Washington Post: “No more excuses. We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.” Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, observes, “[W]hy does this global pandemic continue to rage? It is not…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2015: Follow the Science to Fast-Track the End of AIDS

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When the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were reported in 1981, scientists and physicians did not know the cause and had no therapies to treat those who were infected. Times have changed and today physicians can offer their patients highly effective medicines that work as both treatment and prevention. We can…

International Study Demonstrates Benefits of Early HIV Treatment

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The question of when to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) during the course of HIV infection has been debated for years, yet a conclusive answer has remained elusive. For HIV-infected individuals the primary question was whether to start ART early, risking possible cumulative drug toxicities, potential viral resistance, and difficulties with long-term adherence, or to defer…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2014

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Remarkable progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS since the first annual World AIDS Day was commemorated 26 years ago. Yet, we are still far from achieving our goal of a world without AIDS. In 2013, more than 2 million people globally became newly infected with HIV, and 1.5 million people died from…

20 Years of Discovery: The Women’s Interagency HIV Study

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Twenty years ago, when most HIV/AIDS patients were men, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), observing women in the United States who are either HIV-infected or at risk for becoming infected. Since then, results from the WIHS have informed unique aspects of care and treatment for HIV-infected women…

Striving for the AIDS End Game: Translating Research Promise Into Public Health Success

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Dec. 1, 2013 marks the 25th annual commemoration of World AIDS Day. In highlighting this day, partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS will champion bold goals, such as “ending AIDS” and “getting to zero.” With the sober recognition that 35.3 million people are living with HIV/AIDS today, these goals may seem unattainable, perhaps even fanciful…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2013

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In the 25 years that have passed since the first annual commemoration of World AIDS Day, extraordinary scientific progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. That progress has turned an HIV diagnosis from an almost-certain death sentence to what is now for many, a manageable medical condition and nearly normal lifespan. We have…