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Drs. Wolitski and Mermin Discuss Highlights of CDC Presentations at CROI 2016 (Videos)

Research | March 2, 2016 Read the full post
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While at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston last week, Dr. Rich Wolitski, Acting Director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, had an opportunity speak with Dr. Jono Mermin, Director of the…

Digital Media: Making The History of HIV/AIDS More Accessible

New Media | March 1, 2016 Read the full post
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We are increasingly called to present information and educate audiences using small chunks of text that fit in Twitter’s 140-character limit, or that work well as Facebook status posts. One of the ways we attempt to do this is through…

Stigma can kill: Making a difference for tomorrow

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Stigma killed my partner John. He died in 1994, less than a year before he could have gotten effective antiretroviral therapy that might have stopped HIV from taking his life. There’s no way to know for sure, but I believe…

Research Update: NIH’s Dr. Dieffenbach on CROI 2016 (Video)

Research | February 26, 2016 Read the full post
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As the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  came to a close in Boston on February 25, we spoke with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),…

As many as 185,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. could be prevented by expanding testing, treatment, PrEP

Research | February 25, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from CDC NCHHSTP Newsroom

Reaching the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) targets for HIV testing and treatment and expanding the use of daily Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) could prevent an estimated 185,000 new HIV infections in the United States by 2020 – a 70 percent reduction…

Vaginal Ring & PrEP Updates from CROI with NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach (Video)

Research | February 25, 2016 Read the full post
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New scientific findings to inform HIV prevention efforts were among the key highlights shared at CROI yesterday, according to Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). After another…

Have a “qualifying life event”? You may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.

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Cross-posted from HealthCare.gov Blog

Open Enrollment for a 2016 Marketplace health plan is over. But in some cases, you may still be able to get health insurance for 2016. If you experience a qualifying event for health insurance — like getting married, having a…

NIH-Funded Study Finds Critical Population Adheres to PrEP with Coordinated Care

Research | February 24, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID Newsroom

New findings suggest that black men who have sex with men (BMSM) with access to a novel coordinated care program can adhere to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication regimen that helps prevent HIV infection in uninfected individuals. Researchers reported their…