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New Partnership Aims to Tackle DC’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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This week, NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. and District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty announced the launch of the D.C. Partnership for HIV/AIDS Progress, an ambitious, research-focused initiative designed to address the District’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. It’s a much-needed partnership. Our nation’s capital has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the country with…

Survival of Children with HIV in the United States Has Improved Dramatically Since 1990s, New Analysis Shows

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Mortality Rate Still Higher Than for Children without HIV We’re pleased to let you know that NIAID will continue to blog on the federal HIV/AIDS research agenda in 2010. As we begin the new year, let’s look back at a research study that was reported on in mid-December that you may have missed. There is…

amfAR H1N1 Briefing: Interview with Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal

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On December 11, 2009, amfAR sponsored a Congressional briefing on the implications of H1N1 influenza for people living with HIV/AIDS . Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. Senior Policy and Medical Advisor, amFAR I sat down with Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, Senior Policy and Medical Advisor for amfAR and former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, who moderated…

Obesity Among People Living with HIV

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In the U.S., as we move into the holiday season there is often increased reporting on obesity. AIDS.gov asked Dr. Nancy F. Crum-Cianflone, a Research Physician with the Naval Medical Center San Diego, to provide us information on her new study of obesity in HIV-infected persons. Research has shown, HIV-infected persons are now are increasingly…

Renewed Hope for an HIV Vaccine

Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, PhD

In late September, the U.S. federal government announced news on HIV vaccine research that sparked interest around the world. A trial called RV144, or the Thai HIV vaccine clinical trial , showed that the experimental vaccine regimen was safe and about 31 percent effective in preventing HIV infection. Although the vaccine regimen had a very…

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s Statement for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Last Sunday, September 27, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, released a statement to acknowledge National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and research issues impacting gay men. To read the entire statement, visit the NIAID website. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of NIAID Gay…

HIV Vaccine Regimen Demonstrates Modest Preventive Effect in Thailand Clinical Study

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In an encouraging development, an investigational vaccine regimen has been shown to be well-tolerated and to have a modest effect in preventing HIV infection in a clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult participants in Thailand. Following a final analysis of the trial data, the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, the trial sponsor, announced…

HIV/AIDS Research Gets a Boost through ARRA

Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, PhD

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 into law to help stimulate the struggling U.S. economy. At the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the NIH, we have used ARRA funds to award high-quality, peer-reviewed grants focusing on research designed to help…

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