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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 

Scientific Advances in HIV and Viral Hepatitis To Be Examined This Week at CROI

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The 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  takes place this week in Boston. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases provides a vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against these diseases. More than 4,000 HIV/AIDS research leaders…

A Personal Perspective from Dr. Timothy Harrison

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Many of our colleagues in the HIV/AIDS field have both personal and professional commitments to their work formed by diverse life experiences that continue to inspire them. As we observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are pleased to share another personal reflection from one such colleague: my longtime officemate Dr. Timothy Harrison. Tim is…

New Media School

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We were excited to receive a number of very positive emails from friends and colleagues in response to our first “school” blog post last week. We are always looking for ways to improve the reach and engagement of our blog posts, and those encouraging responses spurred us to take a look at how well the…

3 Social Media Trends for 2014 and What They Mean for the HIV Community

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Around this time each year, the media, blogs, and Twitter are full of predictions and trends for the new year. It can be a challenge to keep up with all the new developments and emerging tools. Last Friday—as we do every week—I sat down with Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov’s New Media Strategist, to discuss the basics…

A Personal Perspective from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri

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This World AIDS Day is a time of great hope. We continue to see advances in the response to HIV: treatments have improved, and we now have the Affordable Care Act to help meet the healthcare needs of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS. But in this time of hope, the Federal World AIDS Day…

New Video and Other Resources on the Importance of Quitting Smoking for People Living with HIV

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In advance of this week’s observance of the 2013 Great American Smokeout  on Thursday, November 21, we are pleased to introduce a brief new video about the harmful effects of smoking among people living with HIV. Organized annually by the American Cancer Society , the Smokeout encourages smokers to use the date to make a plan…

USCA 2013 Federal Plenary on the Affordable Care Act

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At the conclusion of their plenary session at the recent 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) had the opportunity to visit with some of the federal HIV/AIDS leaders who presented during a plenary session that explored how implementation of the Affordable Care…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Final Day

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The 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) came to a close yesterday with a plenary session on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a much discussed topic throughout the four-day conference. Among the observations shared by a diverse panel were: The healthcare law extends important civil rights protections that can be helpful in addressing…