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NIH’s Dr. Gina Brown Reflects on HIV Among Women and Girls –Highlights from AIDS 2014

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Addressing HIV/AIDS among women and girls was a key focus area of many sessions at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. Presenters covered such important topics as HIV prevention interventions for women and girls, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and enhancing HIV care and treatment for women and girls. To learn…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from Thursday at AIDS 2014

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At the conclusion of Thursday’s sessions at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, we spoke again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to hear his summary of conference highlights of the day. Dr. Dieffenbach observed that much of the conversation on Thursday was around advances in HIV prevention and how to optimize…

President Obama Signs a New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

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“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.” Those were President Obama’s words to the audience in the East Room of the White House this morning, before he signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. At the signing, the President…

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Ron Valdiserri and Phill Wilson

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As the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) continues in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Phill Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute  and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, about what stood out to him so far. During their conversation,…

AIDS 2014 Day 3: CDC’s Laura Kann on Adolescents and HIV-Related Risk Behavior

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Dr. Laura Kann, head of the School-Based Surveillance Branch in CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, is attending AIDS 2014 to present a study entitled “Unequal Progress and Cause for Concern: Differences in HIV-Related Risk Behavior Trends Among Subgroups of Adolescents, 1991-2013” . The study, which is based on data from the CDC’s National…

Dr. Fauci Reflects on HIV Colleagues Lost in Flight MH-17

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On Sunday, July 20, 2014, just before the opening of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Australia, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Among those lost was world-renowned AIDS researcher Dr. Joep…

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

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Statement by John Kerry, Secretary of State, Washington, DC, July 17, 2014 “We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims. We offer our sympathies and support to the Governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands at this…

” We have the aspiration of a cure”: Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to AIDS.gov about the Mississippi Baby

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“We have better treatments, we have the aspiration of a cure, and we have prevention, particularly in the form of a vaccine. So the research agenda has a lot of possibilities and we are still striving…”- Dr. Anthony Fauci Last Friday, July 11, we sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes…

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