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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: A Perspective from the National Institutes of Health

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Co-authored by Scott Proestel, M.D., Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

On September 18, 2011, we mark the fourth observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The remarkable success of antiretroviral therapies in prolonging the lives of HIV-infected individuals who have access to and can tolerate these drugs has

NIH Image Gallery Now on Flickr

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Editor’s Note: Our first new media blog of 2015 emphasized the value of “keeping it visual.” So for our final new media post for the year, we share with you an image gallery from the National Institutes of Health that can help enhance your digital content. Looking for health or science related images? The National Institutes…

FDA updates blood donor deferral policy to reflect the most current scientific evidence and continue to ensure the safety of the U.S. blood supply

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final guidance outlining updated blood donor deferral recommendations to reflect the most current scientific evidence and to help ensure continued safety of the blood supply by reducing the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission by blood and blood products. “The FDA’s responsibility is to maintain a…

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…

FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2015 – The Time to Act Is Now

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Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted by The White House to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, 2015. Today, in conjunction with World AIDS Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy is releasing the Federal Action Plan for 2016-2020 [PDF 581 KB], which outlines specific Federal agency actions to implement the…

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

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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…

World AIDS Day: Making Strides Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

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On the first World AIDS Day in 1988, people living with HIV/AIDS faced an uncertain future. On average, those with AIDS lived only 19 to 30 months after their diagnosis. They had very few treatment options. And in the United States, many couldn’t get the medical care they needed because insurance companies could deny them…

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…