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

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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 blog.aids.gov. Dr. Dieffenbach, who is Director of the Division of…

Spotlight on HIV and Aging

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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…

Funding Available from NIH’s HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project

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NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Awards of up to $50,000 are available. Applications are due by July 20, 2015….

Curing Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

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In a new video, NIH researchers and their colleagues from health centers in the District of Columbia discuss efforts to improve treatments for hepatitis C, a potentially life-threatening viral disease that slowly damages the liver. NIH-sponsored clinical studies in the nation’s capital focus on identifying effective, safe, and convenient therapies for hard-to-treat hepatitis C patients,…

A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci: Results from the START Trial and Implications for the Global Treatment of HIV

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Last week, NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released the exciting results of the Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) study, a randomized, controlled clinical trial to more clearly define the optimal time and benefits for people with HIV to begin antiretroviral therapy (ART). Given the implications of the study, AIDS.gov sat…

International Study Demonstrates Benefits of Early HIV Treatment

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The question of when to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) during the course of HIV infection has been debated for years, yet a conclusive answer has remained elusive. For HIV-infected individuals the primary question was whether to start ART early, risking possible cumulative drug toxicities, potential viral resistance, and difficulties with long-term adherence, or to defer…

Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individuals

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 NIH-funded trial results likely will impact global treatment guidelines A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune…