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

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

South African Study Provides Compelling New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB Epidemics

CDC/Emory/NIH study published in The New England Journal of Medicine adds to growing body of evidence that extensively drug-resistant TB is fueled more by direct transmission than previously thought in high-burden settings.  A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine  provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spreading from…

ICMYI: World AIDS Day and Toward 2017

As the AIDS.gov team reflects on 2016 and looks forward to 2017, today we recap our World AIDS Day 2016 posts. From the White House The White House published a blog post marking both domestic and global successes in the response to HIV, and recognizing the challenges and continued work needed to end AIDS worldwide…

9 Reasons Your Infographics Might Be Too Big

Editor’s Note: Communicating complex public health and HIV information can be simplified by creating infographics. Below is a great example of how federal agencies are using and helping us improve the use of imagery. Also check out the White House Office of National AIDS Policy’s 2016 Progress Report Infographic [PDF 141 KB]. Infographics are a…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2016

This year, the world marked the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of what would come to be known as HIV/AIDS. This disease has wrought enormous suffering and devastation and caused more than 35 million deaths. Yet today, thanks to remarkable achievements in biomedical science and public health, we have the tools to build…

The White House – FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2016

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary December 1 marks World AIDS Day across the globe, and serves as a way to recommit ourselves to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. Throughout his Administration, President Obama propelled America’s leadership on HIV/AIDS by both developing the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United…

First New HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study in Seven Years Has Begun

South Africa Hosts Historic NIH-Supported Clinical Trial November 27, 2016 The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. The study, called HVTN 702, involves a new version of the only HIV vaccine candidate ever shown…

Large Increases in HIV Suppression Needed to Reduce New Infections in Critical Population

NIH-Funded Study Aims to Identify and Treat HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Achieving moderate reduction of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) will depend on significantly increasing the percentage of HIV-infected MSM whose viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels, according to a new mathematical model based on…