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Researchers Find Hepatitis C Cures Effective for People Living with HIV/HCV Coinfection – Reports from AIDS 2014

Dr. M. Sulkowski and Dr. J. Molina discuss HIV-HCV coinfection study findings at AIDS 2014. Photo Courtesy of the International AIDS Foundation

The World Health Organization estimates that globally, 5-15% of people living with HIV are coinfected with hepatitis C. In the United States, about 25% of people living with HIV also have hepatitis C (HCV)—and HCV rates are even higher among people with HIV who inject drugs. For both hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection, disease…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from Thursday at AIDS 2014

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At the conclusion of Thursday’s sessions at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, we spoke again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to hear his summary of conference highlights of the day. Dr. Dieffenbach observed that much of the conversation on Thursday was around advances in HIV prevention and how to optimize…

Webinar Highlights: Improving Health Outcomes for Black MSM Along the HIV Care Continuum

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The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) recently hosted a webinar to foster continued dialogue among diverse stakeholders about challenges, opportunities, and emerging promising practices related to addressing the disparate HIV-related health outcomes experienced by black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The June 25 webinar highlighted…

Increasing Access to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Webcast

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Please join the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a webcast on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.(Eastern). The “Increasing Access to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care” webcast will promote National HIV Testing Day, which encourages people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” In this session, panelists will discuss what’s new in HIV…

AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Websites Now Optimized for Display on Mobile Devices

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Editor’s Note: With today’s post, we highlight two key Federal websites that are now responsively designed. For more information, read our blog post about responsively designed sites, including the AIDS.gov website. AIDSinfo recently updated the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA websites, and they are now automatically optimized for display across all devices—desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Visitors…

Updated HHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Released

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The HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents announces the release of the updated Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents. Key additions and revisions to the guidelines include: Addition of “Cost Considerations and Antiretroviral Therapy,” a new section that discusses strategies to contain costs without compromising treatment effectiveness….

Updated Guidelines: Perinatal Antiretroviral Treatment

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The HHS Panel on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission announces the release of the updated Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States. For a complete preview of key updates to the guidelines, please see What’s…

Conversations from CROI 2014: Dr. Deborah Persaud Discusses Cases of Two HIV Positive Infants in Remission after Very Early Treatment

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Among the stories making headlines from the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston this week was the next chapter in the story of the Mississippi baby whose case Dr. Deborah Persaud shared at last year’s conference. This year, she and her colleagues shared an update on the status of that child…