CDC and NIH Share PrEP Research at IAS 2015

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New findings on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from both CDC and NIH were among the HIV research findings shared on July 21 at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada.  Below are highlights of some of the information they have shared. CDC Study Finds High Adherence…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights as IAS 2015 Begins

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After the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) got underway in Vancouver, Canada yesterday, July 20, we spoke by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He shared some highlights from the first full…

The Importance of Integrating HIV and Addiction Treatment

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Great progress has been made in reducing the number of new HIV infections and transforming the disease into a manageable and livable condition, but we still have some way to go to achieve an AIDS-free world. Injection drug use is still creating new, local epidemics, and the ways substance use disorders and HIV are intertwined…

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Prevents Non-Aids Outcomes in HIV-Infected People, NIH-Supported Study Finds

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New Findings Illustrate Manifold Benefit of Therapy Starting antiretroviral therapy early not only prevents serious AIDS-related diseases, but also prevents the onset of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other non-AIDS-related diseases in HIV-infected people, according to a new analysis of data from the Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment (START) study, the first large-scale randomized clinical trial to…

HIV Control Through Treatment Durably Prevents Heterosexual Transmission of Virus

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NIH-Funded Trial Proves Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-infected People Effective in Protecting Uninfected Partners ​Antiretroviral treatment that consistently suppresses HIV is highly effective at preventing sexual transmission of the virus in heterosexual couples where one person is HIV-infected and the other is not, investigators report today at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV…

Next Week: Video Highlights of HIV Science Presented at IAS 2015


The 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) takes place next week in Vancouver, Canada. For those not able to be there in person, NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach has agreed to offer scientific highlights via video posts here on Dr. Dieffenbach, who is Director of the Division of…

Spotlight on HIV and Aging


Next week, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging puts a spotlight on healthy aging. Held each decade since the 1960s, the conference brings together older Americans, caregivers, government officials, and business and community leaders to discuss a vision for healthy aging in the next decade. For many of us, that vision includes healthy aging, support,…

Appreciating Dr. Jack Whitescarver’s Many Contributions to HIV/AIDS Research

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At the end of this month, we bid a fond farewell to a colleague who has played a key role in leading Federal research efforts in response to HIV/AIDS since the earliest days of the epidemic. As NIH previously announced, on July 1, 2015, Dr. Jack Whitescarver is retiring and stepping down as NIH’s Associate…