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NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from Start of CROI 2016 (Video)

Research | February 24, 2016 Read the full post
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After the first full day of sessions at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston yesterday, February 23, we caught up with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy…

Tremendous Progress Made in HIV, but Serious Disparities Remain

Research | February 23, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House - Blog

Summary: Data released at this year’s CROI meeting demonstrates need for continued focus and action. This week, I’m in Boston for the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). It’s one of the premier scientific meetings where we hear…

NIH-Funded Study Finds Effect of PrEP on Bone Density is Reversible

Research | February 23, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH Newsroom

The slight loss in bone mineral density associated with HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) antiretroviral use is reversible in young adult patients who stop taking the drugs, according to findings presented by researchers today at the 23rd Conference on Retroviruses and…

Half of black gay men and a quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime

Research | February 23, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from CDC’s NCHHSTP Newsroom

If current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a new…

Are you doing enough with mobile technologies ?

New Media | February 23, 2016 Read the full post
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This week, an estimated 100,000 people will gather at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to discuss the current and future state of the mobile industry. As they gather to review today’s trends, this an excellent time to ask…

Vaginal Ring Provides Partial Protection from HIV in Large Multinational Trial

Research | February 22, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News

NIH-Funded Study Finds Protective Effect Strongest in Women over Age 25 A ring that continuously releases an experimental antiretroviral drug in the vagina safely provided a modest level of protection against HIV infection in women, a large clinical trial in…

Scientific Advances in HIV and HCV To Be Examined Next Week at CROI 2016

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The 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) takes place next week in Boston, and AIDS.gov will be there. This annual scientific meeting brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest…

No health coverage in 2015? Find out if you have to pay a fee.

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Cross-posted from HealthCare.gov Blog

Most people who didn’t have qualifying health coverage in 2015 must either pay a fee or get a “health coverage exemption.” Exemptions are available based on a number of circumstances, like certain hardships, some life events, health coverage or financial status, and membership in…