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Miguel Gomez

Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

HIV Vaccine and Cure Research Highlights from IAS 2015

"8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015).
Vancouver, Canada.
Copyright: Marcus Rose/IAS
Image Shows: (WEPL01) Co-chair: Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa"

As the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) came to a close in Vancouver, Canada, we spoke one last time by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to learn about some of the…

PrEP and Additional Benefits of HIV Treatment Among Science Highlights from IAS 2015

"8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015).
Vancouver, Canada.
Copyright: Marcus Rose/IAS
Image Shows: (WEPL01) Co-chair: Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa"

More HIV research findings were shared yesterday as the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) continued in Vancouver, Canada. We spoke by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to learn about some of…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights as IAS 2015 Begins

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After the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) got underway in Vancouver, Canada yesterday, July 20, we spoke by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He shared some highlights from the first full…

White House’s Douglas Brooks Discusses the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (Video)

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In this new video, Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, discusses with AIDS.gov efforts underway to develop a five-year update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will be released on July 30, 2015. In this brief video, Mr. Douglas Brooks discusses the process underway to update the National…

White House’s Douglas Brooks Discusses Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Recently, I had the chance to speak with Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, about the update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy he and his team have been developing. Below are his remarks. “Nearly five years ago, President Obama released our country’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy….

White House Director Douglas Brooks Shares Testing Day Message

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A few days before the 2015 observance of National HIV Testing Day, I sat down with Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, for a brief conversation about HIV testing. Douglas shared his personal perspective on how he benefited from an HIV test 25 years ago. He also discussed…

National HIV Testing Day Message from the U.S. Surgeon General

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National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is June 27, 2015. Please watch and share this new message on HIV testing from Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General: We also encourage you to watch our other NHTD video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri.  Please share these videos with others and join the conversation using #NHTD. For more resources, check…

Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

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While May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month is coming to a close this week, there is an ongoing need to encourage both individuals and healthcare providers to follow the recommendations of both the CDC and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  that individuals born between 1945 and 1965 – the so-called “baby boomer” generation –…