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Conversations from CROI 2014: Dr. Deborah Persaud Discusses Cases of Two HIV Positive Infants in Remission after Very Early Treatment

Research | March 7, 2014 Read the full post
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Among the stories making headlines from the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston this week was the next chapter in the story of the Mississippi baby whose case Dr. Deborah Persaud shared at last year’s conference….

CMS Invites Comments on Proposed Decision Regarding Coverage of Hepatitis C Screening

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This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their proposed decision memo for the National Coverage Analysis (NCA) on Medicare coverage for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening in adults. They find that “the evidence is adequate to…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Final Highlights from CROI 2014

Research | March 7, 2014 Read the full post
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As the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  drew to a close in Boston, Dr. Ron Valdiserri asked National Institutes of Health’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach to share some final thoughts on highlights of the scientific advances presented there and…

Scientific Advances on the HIV Care Continuum Presented at CROI

Research | March 7, 2014 Read the full post
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Among the scientific advances highlighted at the 21st Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston, Massachusetts this week were a number of new studies addressing the provision of essential care to persons living with HIV infection, including diagnosis,…

Black Voices: I Choose to Speak Out

New Media | March 6, 2014 Read the full post
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Like many black MSM who test positive for HIV, my diagnosis was confirmed in a clinic full of strangers. My blood was drawn by an individual who suspiciously said very little to me during the screening process and the test…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from CROI 2014 – March 5

Research | March 6, 2014 Read the full post
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At the conclusion of sessions yesterday, March 5, at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach sat down with Dr. Ron Valdiserri to discuss some of the day’s scientific highlights. In their…

PrEP Topics Examined at CROI 2014

Research | March 6, 2014 Read the full post
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Among the many issues being discussed by the scientists, providers, and advocates gathered at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston this week is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. In a number of clinical trials, daily…

Conversations from CROI 2014: CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Research | March 5, 2014 Read the full post
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While at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week, I was pleased to sit down with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Given that the HIV…