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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….

Top 10 Things (We Think) You Don’t Know about DigitalGov

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Editor’s Note: This blog is cross-posted from DigitalGov, an initiative of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S. General Services Administration. The initiative aims to help agencies build a 21st century digital government. Things you don’t know about this website, DigitalGov.gov, that is. It’s our first birthday, and we’re celebrating by sharing some fun…

CDC News: First-of-its-kind model estimates HIV transmission at each stage of care

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Today, JAMA Internal Medicine published a new CDC study showing that 9 in 10 new HIV infections in the United States could be averted by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment.  The statistical model used in the study clearly demonstrates the importance of testing and treatment for…

CDC’s 2013 HIV Surveillance Report Now Available Online

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual HIV Surveillance Report titled Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013, is now available online [PDF 2.9MB]. The report summarizes information about diagnosed HIV infection from 2009 to 2013 representative of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six U.S. dependent areas….

Scientific Advances in HIV and HCV To Be Examined Next Week at CROI 2015

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The 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)   takes place next week in Seattle, Washington, and AIDS.gov will be there. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), Ebola, and related infectious diseases provides a vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into…

Millions of Americans Tell the Story

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You may know my affection for numbers. They help us focus on impact. They help us learn and improve. And often they tell a story. The story of this Open Enrollment was written by millions of Americans who came to the Marketplace, evaluated their choices, signed-up for or re-enrolled in quality, affordable health coverage. As…

AIDSVu in 2015: Visualizing HIV with digital technologies to improve public health outcomes.

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Editor’s note – Over the past few years, AIDS.gov has asked AIDSVu to share its experiences with using digital tools to visualize the HIV epidemic.  Here is AIDSVu’s latest update: Over the past five years, AIDSVu has become a leading resource for visualizing the HIV epidemic at the national, state and local levels by synthesizing…

PCORI Announces $50 million in Hepatitis C Research Funding

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) research recently received a significant boost with a commitment of up to $50 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  (PCORI) for comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies on the best ways to diagnose and treat HCV infection.  PCORI posted application materials  earlier this month and announced a May…