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International AIDS Conference Day 5: Updates from Vienna with Carl Dieffenbach

During the International AIDS Conference , I sat down with Carl Dieffenbach, the Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Dr. Dieffenbach is a regular guest blogger for We talked about the possibility of a “functional…

International AIDS Conference Day 5: Dr. Valdiserri Speaks with Regan Hofmann the Editor-in-Chief of POZ Magazine

Yesterday, during the International AIDS Conference , I sat down with Regan Hofmann the Editor-in-Chief of POZ Magazine . The magazine has been an important publication for people living with HIV/AIDS and their friends and families for over 15 years. It was a pleasure to speak with her and learn about the messages she will…

The President’s Commitment to Fight HIV/AIDS

In light of the International AIDS Society conference being held in Vienna this week, many people have raised questions about the Obama Administration’s commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS. First, consider the facts: The Obama Administration has made a significant investment – and increases – in our efforts to fight HIV/AIDS and improve the health…

International AIDS Conference Day 4: Dr. Koh Speaks with PACHA members Helene Gayle and Phill Wilson

It was a great pleasure to speak with two members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria.

XVIII International AIDS Conference

Greetings from the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna! It is invigorating to once again be among the more than 20,000 HIV/AIDS scientists, public health officials, advocates, and front-line workers in the fight against this disease. The International AIDS Conference always provides a platform for the world’s HIV/AIDS leaders to share the latest information and…

IAC Day 4: Malignancies and People Living with HIV/AIDS

Today at the International AIDS Conference  meeting, researchers from the United States, France, Canada, and Romania presented findings on the important clinical topic of malignancies that can develop in people with HIV/AIDS. Scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute reported that the rates of so-called “AIDS-defining malignancies,” like Kaposi’s sarcoma and non-Hodkgin lymphoma (NHL), have…

IAC 2010 Session: HIV/AIDS in the Information Age — How Digital Media Can Fight the Epidemic

Tonight, as part of the 2010 International AIDS Conference, we attended a session on new media, HIV/AIDS in the Information Age: How Digital Media Can Fight the Epidemic. Moderated by Scott Evertz, Senior Vice President of Gibraltar Associates , the session highlighted public and private examples of using digital media to communicate public health messaging….

Taking the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to Vienna

Last week, we released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy – a comprehensive plan to fight HIV in the United States. On Sunday, June 18, 2010, The Office of National AIDS Policy in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a session at the International AIDS Conference entitled “A Discussion on the U.S. National…