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Digital Stories: Health Equity Change Makers

New Media | July 19, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Office of Minority Health

Editor’s Note: This project is an example of digital storytelling!  Please share Margot’s story below as an HIV prevention advocate/peer counselor for women living with HIV. Use and share the Health Equity Change Makers toolkit and #ImAChangeMaker .   Through…

Peace Corps’ Marie McLeod Shares Perspective from AIDS 2016

Global | July 19, 2016 Read the full post
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During the Tuesday’s activities at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa, we had a chance to speak with Marie McLeod, Director of Global Health and HIV Office at the Peace Corps. Peace Corps is among the federal agencies that supports…

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…