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

NIAID

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…

Highlights From CROI

Conversations with AIDS.gov: At CROI 2011 with the National Institutes of Health. March 3, 2011 - Boston, MA

On Wednesday, March 2, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases at HHS spoke with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach about his reflections on the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. Dr. Dieffenbach serves as the Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…

Effective HIV Prevention Programs in the U.S.

Conversations with AIDS.gov: Conference on Human Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). February 28, 2011 - Boston, MA

On Monday, February 28, Dr. Jonathan Mermin gave a plenary presentation at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. Dr. Mermin is the Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.  His talk was titled The Science and Practice…

Podcasting CROI: Bringing the Science to You

CROI 2011 Boston Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2011

I've been at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week in Boston. As we mentioned in earlier posts and tweets, the CROI conference committee has been making scientific session available as webcasts and podcasts . As Dr. Valdiserri mentioned in last week's post, "The conference provides a critically important global forum…

Using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a Prevention Tool for MSM: The Promise Comes with Challenges

Ronald Valdiserri

On Saturday, February 26th, I attended a day-long meeting organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and hosted by the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston. The theme of the meeting was “Moving forward with PrEP Implementation.” Meeting participants included researchers involved in the original iPrEX study and other ongoing HIV prevention…

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Grounded in the Best Science

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The President has committed the Federal government to implementing a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) that is “grounded in the best science.” Scientific research efforts have greatly expanded our understanding of HIV/AIDS and produced a large number of critical tools and interventions to help us diagnose, prevent, and treat HIV. The past year has been particularly…

Toward Defining the Non-HIV Infectious Diseases Leadership Group

Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research

Co-authored by Carole Heilman, Ph.D., Director of NIAID’s Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Over the course of the past two decades the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has developed an extensive set of networks to conduct clinical trials related to HIV/AIDS. These networks have helped to develop effective treatments for AIDS,…