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The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care provided an in-depth discussion of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) from a variety of unique perspectives. The session began with Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases providing a comprehensive overview of the fundamental…

Engaging LGBT Leadership in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

NHAS LGBT Consult Planning Meeting

Gay and bisexual men have comprised the largest proportion of the HIV epidemic in the United States since the first cases were reported in the 1980s, and that has not changed. They still comprise the greatest proportion of infections nationally. (For more details on HIV/AIDS among gay and bisexual men, see CDC’s fact sheet (PDF…

NIH-Funded Study Finds Daily Dose of Antiretroviral Drug Reduces Risk of HIV

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Today, the New England Journal of Medicine published research findings from the iPrEx study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation testing the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The study is a major step forward in our ability to prevent new HIV infections. The study found that…

Doing More With Less

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The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Note from Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director: This week we are pleased to share a post from one of our many partners — The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC) , on an initiative to bring HIV testing information to millions for World AIDS Day and beyond. Read on to find out what…

President Obama Welcomes New HIV Prevention Research Results

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Institutes of Health announced findings on recent HIV prevention research.  The study finds that a daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug taken by HIV-negative gay and bisexual men reduced the risk of acquiring HIV infection by 43.8 percent, and had even higher rates of effectiveness, up to 73…

New Announcement about PrEP from NIH

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The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases just made a significant announcement on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). I am proud to share this important update from the NIH with our blog readers. Learn more by reading this Q&A.

SAMHSA is Facing World AIDS Day

Brian Campbell

An estimated 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV and one out of five individuals doesn’t know they are infected. [1] World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1 to raise awareness about HIV, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services [2] and…

Medicare Finalizes New Rules to Require Equal Visitation Rights for all Hospital Patients

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) finalized a new rule which requires hospitals to let patients decide who can visit them. This new rule will “empower patients to designate their own visitors, including a same-sex domestic partner”. This is an important change for the HIV community. To learn more about…