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Help for Haiti

New Media | January 28, 2010 Read the full post
Help for Haiti

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, caused devastating damage and cost thousands of lives in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Our heartfelt condolences are with those feeling the repercussions of the this tragedy around the…

A Conversation with the Director of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

New Media | January 26, 2010 Read the full post
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The transgender community has been disproportionately affected by HIV, and often faces challenges finding and accessing appropriate services. JoAnne Keatley, Director of the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health , is one of the leaders in the larger national…

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

Research | January 24, 2010 Read the full post
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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…

Looking Towards the Future with Mobile

New Media | January 19, 2010 Read the full post
mobile phones

In the past week, text messaging to raise funds for earthquake relief in Haiti demonstrated the potential of mobile phones to offer simple solutions to help those in need. The emergence of smart phones , mapping technology and mobile applications…

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

Research | January 15, 2010 Read the full post
Map with Washing D.C. circled

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….

President Obama’s Open Government Directive: Transparency, Participation, Collaboration

New Media | January 12, 2010 Read the full post
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In my post last week, I mentioned President Obama’s Open Government Initiative, focused on making a “transparent, participatory, and collaborative” government. You may also have heard about some of the steps already made towards greater transparency in Government — take…

Ambassador Eric Goosby: U.S., Malawi Partner in Fight Against AIDS

Global | January 8, 2010 Read the full post
Ambassador Eric Goosby

We’re excited to be adding a monthly update from our colleagues at the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In this month’s post, you’ll hear from Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on his recent trip…

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

Research | January 8, 2010 Read the full post
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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…