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More HIV Research Highlights from CROI 2017

New scientific findings from two separate domains were among the key highlights shared during the second day of the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, according to Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Dieffenbach and his colleague Anne…

Highlights from First Day of CROI 2017

This week, we’re at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections   (CROI) in Seattle sharing news and information about some of the important new HIV research findings and data being released. After the first full day of sessions, we held two Facebook Live sessions with senior federal HIV leaders to hear about what they saw…

New HIV Infections Drop 18 Percent in Six Years

Decline signals HIV prevention and treatment efforts in the U.S. are paying off, but not all communities are seeing the same progress. The number of annual HIV infections in the United States fell 18 percent between 2008 and 2014 — from an estimated 45,700 to 37,600 — according to new estimates from the Centers for…

This February, Take Heart: NIH is Committed to Preventing HIV-Related Heart Attacks and Strokes

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV infection from an almost-always fatal disease to what is now a manageable, chronic health condition. Today, a person diagnosed with HIV at age 20 can expect to live a nearly normal lifespan, or until about age 71—39 years more, on average, than a person with HIV diagnosed at the…

5 Ways To Give Your Social Media Messages a Consistent “Voice”

Consistency across your content builds credibility and reinforces your branding, whether you are communicating on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other platform. Your “brand voice” consists of both the tone of your communication and the specific words, terms, and expressions you use to present your organization. It represents your organization’s identity and personality—and, without it,…

Don’t Get Left Behind: New Scientific Findings To Be Presented At CROI 2017

Get ready for it. Next week, there will be a flood of new HIV data being released at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), and AIDS.gov will be there to bring you the highlights. I’m sure that most of you already know that CROI is one of the most important scientific meetings…

New Options Available To Visualize CDC Data

CDC’s surveillance systems track HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. Getting this information to those who need it most in an accessible, usable, and meaningful format is a primary goal for CDC. The launch of Atlas in 2012 made this a reality with an online resource that gave users tools to create customized tables,…

HIV Diagnoses Have Decreased In The African American Community; Prevention And Care Necessary To Continue The Decline

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), held every year on February 7, has for 17 years been a time to encourage HIV prevention, testing, and access to care and treatment in the African American community. This year, it is a testament to public health and a strong community that the numbers of HIV and AIDS…