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Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Statement for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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As we mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, this Saturday. March 20th is the fourth National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Below are excerpts from a statement by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, on National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. To read the entire statement, visit…

FDA Advises Patients and Care Providers on Drug Combination Safety Considerations

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to keeping the public updated on advances and shifts in treatment options and methods. The FDA is reviewing data that suggest use of the HIV drug Invirase (saquinavir) in combination with Norvir (ritonavir) may have a potentially serious effect on a patient’s heart. The data, drawn…

Highlights from the 2010 Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections

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A week ago we blogged about ways to stay connected to the 17th Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Since then, the world’s premiere researchers and scientists have come together at the San Francisco Moscone Center to discuss advances and future directions in the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. Throughout the conference…

Stay Connected to Research and Events at the 2010 CROI Conference

17th Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

The 17th Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together researchers from across the globe working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS. The annual conference will be held next week (February 16-19) in San Francisco and they will be using new media to help conference participants and the general public stay connected to the…

New Study Seeks Best Ways to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Preserve Maternal and Infant Health

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How can we best curb the risk of HIV transmission from an infected pregnant woman to her baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding while preserving the health of mother and child? The new study PROMISE, for “Promoting Maternal-Infant Survival Everywhere,” is addressing this question. Funded by The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the study, which will…

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…