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FDA and FTC Act to Remove Fraudulent HIV and STD Products from the Market

STDTreatments

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a joint effort to remove products from the market that make unproven claims to treat, cure, and prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS. Among the products targeted in the action are Medavir, Herpaflor, Viruxo, C-Cure, and Never An…

What You Missed: Open for Questions 30 Years of AIDS

30 Years of AIDS White House Chat

Yesterday, Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Jeffrey Crowley and Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach came to the White House for a special live chat on 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic….

FDA Approves Second New Treatment for Hepatitis C

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On May 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of telaprevir for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis C. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic viral hepatitis C affects 3.2 million Americans. Left untreated, chronic viral hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and unwitting…

Upcoming Event: NIH’s Dr. Fauci’s Talk “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS: A Personal Journey”

Dr. Anthony Fauci

June 5, 2011 will mark 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S. On Tuesday, May 31, at 2pm ET, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be giving a talk, “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS:…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, 2011

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Co-authored by Margaret (Peggy) Johnston, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Consultant, NIAID.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the more than 35,000 individuals who have volunteered for preventive HIV vaccine trials over the past 25 years. Without their participation, the modest success that we have achieved

Research Update: Treating HIV-infected People with Antiretrovirals Protects Partners from Infection: CDC Statement

NIHWordle

Yesterday, we blogged that NIH released findings from an important large-scale clinical study that found that men and women living with HIV who took oral antiretroviral medicines when their immune systems were relatively healthy, were able to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners. We also heard from the CDC Director…

NIH Research Update: Treating HIV-infected People with Antiretrovirals Protects Partners from Infection

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Today the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released findings from a large-scale clinical study. This study found that men and women living with HIV who took oral antiretroviral medicines when their immune systems were relatively healthy, were able to reduce the risk of transmitting…

Studying and Promoting LGBT Health

Cover of The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People. Building a foundation for better understanding. Institue of Medicine.

Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released an important new report about the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The 276-page report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, is the result of an 18-month study by a panel of experts commissioned by…