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Agency Operational Plans and the President’s FY 2012 Budget Highlight Our Continued Efforts to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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One of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was to refocus existing efforts and deliver better results to the American people within current funding levels, as well as make the case for new investments. The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is excited to share some of the progress the Obama Administration has made…

Stigma – 30 Years Into the Epidemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Our colleague Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will appear tonight on "Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS," an hour-long special on Anderson Cooper 360° at 9pm ET on CNN. The program will focus on the role stigma continues to play in the spread of HIV, and prevention and…

NIH-Funded Study Finds Daily Dose of Antiretroviral Drug Reduces Risk of HIV

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Today, the New England Journal of Medicine published research findings from the iPrEx study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation testing the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The study is a major step forward in our ability to prevent new HIV infections. The study found that…

President Obama Welcomes New HIV Prevention Research Results

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Institutes of Health announced findings on recent HIV prevention research.  The study finds that a daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug taken by HIV-negative gay and bisexual men reduced the risk of acquiring HIV infection by 43.8 percent, and had even higher rates of effectiveness, up to 73…

New Announcement about PrEP from NIH

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The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases just made a significant announcement on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). I am proud to share this important update from the NIH with our blog readers. Learn more by reading this Q&A.

Future Directions-HIV Clinical Trials-Town Hall

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On Tuesday, October 26, more than 300 representatives from our current HIV clinical trial networks, the infectious diseases research community, and HIV advocacy groups attended the “Town Hall Meeting to Examine the Restructuring of the NIAID Clinical Trials Networks.” The goals of the meeting were to: Provide NIAID’s overarching vision for the future of its…

What’s in it for Non-AIDS Infectious Diseases Researchers?

Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research

Co-authored by Hugh Auchincloss, M.D., NIAID Deputy Director and Carole Heilman, Ph.D., Director of NIAID’s Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases So far all of the postings on this blog series have been about HIV/AIDS research or about diseases that are major comorbidities. This is appropriate since we have been discussing the upcoming re-competition of…

International AIDS Conference Day 3: Research Highlights

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shared the latest scientific information with the conference delegates about the actual steps that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) takes when it makes contact with the human genital tract (through exposure to semen or vaginal secretions) which result in infection.Understanding, in detail,…

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