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Daily-use HIV Prevention Approaches Didn’t Work for African Women in the VOICE Study

Research | March 5, 2013 Read the full post
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According to findings of a major HIV prevention trial presented Monday, March 4, 2013 at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), study participants who received daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) did not experience any protection against HIV…

Using New Media to Reach Women and Girls

New Media | March 5, 2013 Read the full post
March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is on March 10th. The goal of this annual observance day is to encourage people across the country to take action to address HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women…

Toddler ‘Functionally Cured’ of HIV Infection, NIH-Supported Investigators Report

Research | March 4, 2013 Read the full post
Dr. Persaud NIH
Cross-posted from NIH/NIAIAD News Release

Discovery Provides Clues for Potentially Eliminating HIV Infection in Other Children Editor’s note: NIH issued this news release this afternoon about findings announced at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) which began today in Atlanta, Georgia. The…

CDC Director Frieden Opens CROI

Research | March 4, 2013 Read the full post
Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC

Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opened the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, March 3, 2013. In welcoming the more than 4,000 conference participants from…

Creating Change 25: LGBT Equality Conference Highlights Strategies for Responding to HIV Epidemic

New Media | March 1, 2013 Read the full post
Creating Change

The 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change was held last month in Atlanta. Touted as the “largest gathering of organizers and leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement,” the conference included sessions on current HIV…

Addressing Hepatitis C Disparities in the African American Community

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As we celebrate Black History Month, here at HHS we are also reminded of troubling hepatitis C disparities that persist in the African American community. African Americans are twice as likely to be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV)…

In Memoriam: C. Everett Koop

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop

The public health world, especially those of us who work in the HIV/AIDS arena, mourn the passing of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Surgeon General Koop was an inspirational public health leader and a voice for frank and open…

mHealth for Youth, via Google Hangout on Air

New Media | February 26, 2013 Read the full post
ISIS Google Hangout

In today’s blog post, we provide an overview of Google+ Hangouts on Air and then dive into an example by looking at last week’s “mHealth for Youth: Text Messaging Beyond the Basics” Hangout sponsored by ISIS. First things first: What…