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Highlights from the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference Opening Session

Research | July 1, 2013 Read the full post
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June 30, 2013, was the opening plenary of the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. We asked Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute…

FACT SHEET: Global Health Investments and Partnership in Africa

Global | July 1, 2013 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House

The United States is the world’s leading donor in global health. We are strongly committed to working with partner nations to reach our goal of an AIDS-free generation, to ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and to supporting countries as…

FDA approves first genotyping test for patients with hepatitis C virus

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Cross-posted from FDA News Release

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a test that identifies the genotype of hepatitis C virus (HCV) that a patient is carrying. The Abbott RealTime HCV Genotype II, which can differentiate genotypes 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4,…

AIDSVu Maps Depict Impact of HIV in America

AIDSVu 2013

Yesterday, National HIV Testing Day, marked the third annual update to AIDSVu , an interactive online tool that maps the HIV epidemic across the United States. A project of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, AIDSVu displays HIV…

Take the Test and Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

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Cross-posted from The SAMHSA Blog

Take control of your health and observe the nineteenth annual National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) by taking an HIV test.  The 2013 NHTD theme, “Take the Test and Take Control,” promotes the importance of HIV testing in detecting, treating, and…

Advances in HIV Testing

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Today is the 19th annual National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). HIV testing is the first critical step to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States, and testing and linkage to care continue to be the mainstay of our prevention…

Statement by the President on National HIV Testing Day

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Cross-posted from The White House Office of the Press Secretary

Today is National HIV Testing Day, when we encourage people across the United States to get tested.  Early detection and treatment for HIV saves lives, and yet over half of adults in the United States have never been tested. Nearly…

New NHTD Video from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy

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The AIDS.gov team thanks Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), for working with us on a video message to promote HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). In the video, Dr….