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HRSA Calling for Abstracts for 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is calling for abstracts for the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, which will take place August 23-26, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is Forward Momentum: Accelerating Access. Optimizing Care. Transforming Public Health. The 2016 National Conference brings together HIV clinical…

Social Workers: Go Social!

Vince Lynch headhsot March 2016

The  28th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will be held in Minneapolis on May 26-29.  Dr. Vince Lynch founded this Conference in 1988 and this year’s event will be the last one he organizes and chairs before retiring in early 2017. Dr. Russell “Rusty” Bennett will succeed him as Chair. The Conference has been…

NIH-Funded Study Finds Effect of PrEP on Bone Density is Reversible

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The slight loss in bone mineral density associated with HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) antiretroviral use is reversible in young adult patients who stop taking the drugs, according to findings presented by researchers today at the 23rd Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. PrEP is an HIV prevention strategy in which at-risk HIV-negative…

Vaginal Ring Provides Partial Protection from HIV in Large Multinational Trial

Woman holding the dapivirine vaginal ring tested in the NIH-funded ASPIRE study.
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NIH-Funded Study Finds Protective Effect Strongest in Women over Age 25 A ring that continuously releases an experimental antiretroviral drug in the vagina safely provided a modest level of protection against HIV infection in women, a large clinical trial in four sub-Saharan African countries has found. The ring reduced the risk of HIV infection by…

Scientific Advances in HIV and HCV To Be Examined Next Week at CROI 2016

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The 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) takes place next week in Boston, and AIDS.gov will be there. This annual scientific meeting brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related…

Black Voices: Two Fellows and their Social Media Engagement

Kahlib Barton and Ronnie McCrea

Social media has moved to the epicenter of social change. Personally, I have used multiple platforms to spread awareness, perform outreach, and engage others in challenging conversation. I wanted to know more about how other millennials are using social media, so I interviewed Ronnie McCrea during the 2016 NAESM (National AIDS Education & Services for…

NAESM 2016: #LIVEIT #BEIT #OWNIT

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The National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (NAESM) has served the HIV community for almost 25 years–and we wanted to highlight their conference, the National African American Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Disparities, which is currently underway in Los Angeles (through January 24). The conference is expected to draw a new generation of…

Slides Now Available! 2015 APHA Special Session: The Changing Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis – Hepatitis C Emerging Trends and Disparities

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In November at the 143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, OHAIDP facilitated a special session, “The Changing Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis – Hepatitis C Emerging Trends and Disparities.” Michelle Moses-Eisenstein, MPH, the session organizer and moderator, opened the 90-minute Special Epidemiology session and introduced the speakers. Scott Holmberg, MD, MPH, Chief,…