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NIH’s Dr. Dieffenbach Shares Perspectives from First Day of AIDS 2016

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The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) opened in Durban, South Africa today. As we’ve done from other scientific conferences, we caught up with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and…

PEPFAR Welcomes the Return of the International HIV/AIDS Conference to Africa

Global | July 18, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from PEPFAR Press Room

July 18, 2016 This week, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins thousands of partners for the 21st International HIV/AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa. The conference returns to Africa for the first time since…

HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies

Research | July 18, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News Releases

HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to…

PEPFAR and DREAMS Partners Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge

Global | July 18, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from PEPFAR Press Room

Durban, South Africa – Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Janssen), one of the Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson; and ViiV Healthcare announced a combined $85 million investment to support 56…

Vaginal Ring May Cut HIV Infection Risk if Used Consistently

Research | July 18, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News

NIH Clinical Trial Will Clarify Relationship between Ring Adherence, HIV Infection Risk A new exploratory analysis of data from the ASPIRE study has found that using a drug-infused vaginal ring most or all of the time reduced the risk of…

Facebook Live From AIDS 2016 & More

New Media | July 15, 2016 Read the full post
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Facebook Live videos are real-time video posts on Facebook that allow your followers to watch your live stream straight from your page, directly engage with you by answering questions, reading comments, and seeing FB reactions. Although live streaming options have…

NIH Expands Investment in HIV Cure Research

Research | July 14, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID Newsroom

Six Research Teams to Lead Collaborative Investigations Worldwide The National Institutes of Health has awarded approximately $30 million in annual funding over the next five years to six research collaborations working to advance basic medical science toward an HIV cure….

President Obama Writes on Health Care Progress in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Chart: Under the Affordable Care Act, We’ve Cut The Uninsured Rate to Historic Lows. Percent of population without health insurance in 1965 when Medicare and Medicaid were create was 22%. It drop to a rate of 12% in about 1974 and climbed back up until 1995. Then it leveled off until the ACA 1st Open Enrollment and in 2015 it is 9.1%.
Cross-posted from The Whitehouse Blog

Summary: Yesterday, President Obama authored a paper in the nation’s leading medical journal on how the Affordable Care Act has substantially improved our health care system.  President Obama laid out the progress we’ve made on health care in the latest…