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US Leads Effort to Build on Success in HIV Vaccine Science

Nelson L. Michael

When the HIV epidemic first emerged in the 1980s, the U.S. government immediately recognized the threat the disease could pose to U.S. and Allied Service Members. In this age of global deployments, HIV not only continues to pose a threat to Service Members, but it can also compromise the stability of a nation where the…

HIV/AIDS Treatment Cascade Helps Identify Gaps in Care, Retention

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Ronald Valdiserri

An often-referenced concept in current conversations about our efforts to address HIV/AIDS in the United States is the so-called “treatment cascade”. This concept is a model being used by Federal, state and local agencies to identify issues and opportunities related to improving the delivery of services to persons living with HIV across the entire continuum…

AIDS 2012 and HRSA

Deborah Parham Hopson

With the approach of the AIDS 2012 conference, I have been thinking about the ways this landmark event will be important to HRSA’s stakeholder community. I want to highlight three of them: Understanding New Science: AIDS 2012 provides the scientific forum for the exchange of the latest advances in the delivery of HIV care and…

Peace Corps Volunteers Contribute to Sustainable Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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For over 50 years, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 countries have worked to make communities around the world healthier and stronger. Volunteers work on projects ranging from sanitation, to malaria, maternal health, and HIV prevention—often impacting an entire community, village, or school at a time. Today, a major area of Volunteer service…

New Media Sessions and Activities at AIDS 2012

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The world’s largest and most important HIV-related scientific meeting is less than a week away. AIDS 2012 will bring together over 25,000 delegates (including 2,500 registered media representatives) for a week of scientific discussions and dialogue between and among scientists, healthcare providers, HIV/AIDS service organizations, advocacy groups, people living with HIV, and many others. It…

Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh Shares Hepatitis B Awareness Tools for AAPI Communities

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As we approach World Hepatitis Day on July 28th, we are reminded of the staggering impact of Hepatitis B in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. AAPIs make up approximately 5% of the US population, but comprise over 50% of Americans with chronic Hepatitis B.  This means approximately 1 in 12 AAPIs are living…

NIH Leadership at the XIX International AIDS Conference

Dr. Jack Whitescarver

The hosting of the XIX International AIDS Conference in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is a tremendous opportunity to reflect on how AIDS has affected the United States, and how the United States has worked to reduce the impact of the epidemic in the U.S. and around the world. The first cases of what we…

What Africa Teaches Us: PEPFAR’s Transformation of the U.S. Domestic HIV Response

Dr. Shannon Hader

From July 22-27, people from around the world will converge on Washington, DC for the 2012 International AIDS Conference. The conference will return to the U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years. It’s fitting that the conference is taking place in the District, which is grappling with our own HIV battle. The…