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The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than Ever

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Early in the AIDS epidemic, there was so much we didn’t know — what caused the disease, how it was spread or how to treat it. But, once scientists were able to isolate and establish a virus — HIV — as the cause of AIDS, that all began to change. For one thing, knowing what…

Resources to Help Consumers Use Their New Healthcare Coverage

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Looking for ways to assist people in your community to use their new healthcare coverage? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Coverage to Care initiative offers several resources, including videos, to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right…

Final CROI 2015 Highlights from NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach

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As the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Seattle came to a close on Thursday, February 26, we spoke again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) about a highlight from the day’s presentations as well as his reflections as the…

Conversations from CROI 2015: Dr. Laura Cheever

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Colleagues from HRSA and CDC collaborated on a poster presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  last week that demonstrated the effectiveness of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. We had the opportunity to discuss these research findings with Dr. Laura Cheever, HRSA’s Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, which manages the Ryan White…

Conversations from CROI 2015: White House Director of ONAP – Douglas Brooks

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While at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) this week in Seattle, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Amidst presentations on the latest advances in HIV science from…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from First Day of CROI 2015 (Video)

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After the first full day of sessions at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Seattle yesterday, February 24, we caught up with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to get his take on some of the key highlights of…

New study underscores the power of HIV testing and treatment

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It’s been four years since a clinical trial showed that early treatment of HIV infection can dramatically reduce the chances of HIV transmission. In that time, our nation’s prevention efforts have been transformed to help get many more people with HIV diagnosed and into care, both for their own health and to reduce HIV infections…

Conversations from CROI 2015: CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin

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While at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  this week, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, sat down with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, to talk about some of the significant scientific findings being discussed here at the meeting….