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CROI Begins March 3 in Atlanta and Online

CROI 2013

The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI ) begins in just over a week in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications provides a vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against the AIDS epidemic. At CROI,…

An AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Nora Volkow

Despite great strides in treating HIV, and despite effective prevention strategies that have reduced its spread among many populations, about 50,000 new cases of HIV are still diagnosed each year. December 1, World AIDS Day, is a good time to remember not only how far we have come since HIV first appeared three decades ago,…

World AIDS Day

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Cross-posted from the FDA Blog World AIDS Day has been observed in the United States on December 1 since 1995. When I look back at early World AIDS Day observances, I remember them as a way of raising awareness of the men, women and children who had no advocates, no representation, no medicines, and practically…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 2

Dr. Jack Whitescarver

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued Monday. Among the highlights was a plenary session that put the spotlight on research for an HIV cure. Advances in HIV Cure Research   The presentation, “Toward a Cure for HIV: The Need for Science, Collaboration, and Advocacy”, was moderated by Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Director of the Office…

NIH Research on HIV and Aging

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As a result of the global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, particularly the successful use and scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART), the spectrum of HIV disease has dramatically changed in the last several years. With good adherence to ART, many HIV-infected persons can expect to live to an older age. The CDC estimates that by…

NIH AIDS Researcher Lynne Mofenson Named 2012 Federal Employee of the Year

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Dr. Lynne Meryl Mofenson, Branch Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, has received a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (“Sammie”) for the role she has played in preventing the AIDS epidemic among children by studying ways to prevent mother-to-child transmission…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Gina Brown on Women’s HIV Research

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Editor’s Note: We had opportunities to catch up with so many great partners while at the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012 ) in July, we are continuing to bring you interviews on a host of important issues. During the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012 ) last month, I had an opportunity to…

USG @ AIDS 2012: How to Talk About a “Cure”

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In an interview with AIDS.gov Director Miguel Gomez, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach discussed how to talk about “a cure” for HIV, and how talk of a cure is different from talk of an “AIDS-free generation.” Dr. Dieffenbach is Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). According to…