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ICYMI – NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci Pens Op-Ed on Tools to End HIV/AIDS

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In case you missed it, last week Dr. Anthony Fauci shared an op-ed in The Washington Post: “No more excuses. We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.” Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, observes, “[W]hy does this global pandemic continue to rage? It is not…

PrEP: From Agreement to Action

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“The science has spoken… There can now be no excuse for inaction.” At last week’s National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, many participants were in agreement with this call to action from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH.  The evidence is clear that antiretroviral medicine…

National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 3 Recap

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Dr. Laura Cheever, Associate Administrator of the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration, introduced the Day 3 plenary, which focused on issues related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gave his assessment of the current state of PrEP and…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Spotlight at 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

Ronald Valdiserri

The CDC’s 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference got underway last evening in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, MD, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, welcomed the more than 3,000 participants who have gathered under the conference theme of “Accelerating Progress: Prevent Infections. Strengthen Care. Reduce Disparities.” The opening plenary…

Blog Round Up: World AIDS Day 2015

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With the observance of World AIDS Day this week, senior leaders in the U.S. government  spoke about the importance of addressing the HIV epidemic and called for action and re commitment to our national response to HIV. Below is a digest of recent posts on the AIDS.gov blog. Do you strive year-round to build HIV…

Criteria Published for Research into Organ Transplantation from One Person with HIV to Another

Ronald Valdiserri

Federal partners recently took two important steps that will allow scientists to carry out research on organ donations from HIV-positive donors into HIV-positive recipients as authorized by the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act. As required under the Act, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have each…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2015: Follow the Science to Fast-Track the End of AIDS

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When the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were reported in 1981, scientists and physicians did not know the cause and had no therapies to treat those who were infected. Times have changed and today physicians can offer their patients highly effective medicines that work as both treatment and prevention. We can…

Spotlight on the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy at USCA 2015

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The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 was in the spotlight during a plenary session of the 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS in Washington, DC, yesterday (September 10, 2015). The annual conference, sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council , has assembled nearly 3,000 participants from across the country in Washington, DC. ONAP Director Brooks Issues…