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Institute of Medicine Expert Committee Assessing Feasibility of Viral Hepatitis Elimination Targets in the U.S.

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In 2014, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly unanimously adopted resolution WHA67.6, [PDF 152 KB] which urged Member States and the WHO Director-General to enhance efforts in viral hepatitis surveillance, prevention, treatment access, and disease control. This resolution…

Celebrating the Legacies of Black History and the Quest for Better Health

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Cross-posted from Office of Minority Health

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month and the legacy of black history as part of our American history, we reflect upon the legacy of the National Urban League which has been saving our cities for over a century,…

Drs. Wolitski and McCray Discuss Data on Lifetime HIV Risk (Video)

Research | March 3, 2016 Read the full post
People living in the South are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV over the course of their life than people in other parts of the country. States where risk is greatest include Maryland (1 in 49), Georgia (1 in 51), Florida (1 in 54), and Louisiana (1 in 56).

View Dr. Wolitski’s related conversation from CROI 2016 with CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin here. New analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that, if current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 black…

Drs. Wolitski and Mermin Discuss Highlights of CDC Presentations at CROI 2016 (Videos)

Research | March 2, 2016 Read the full post
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While at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston last week, Dr. Rich Wolitski, Acting Director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, had an opportunity speak with Dr. Jono Mermin, Director of the…

Digital Media: Making The History of HIV/AIDS More Accessible

New Media | March 1, 2016 Read the full post
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We are increasingly called to present information and educate audiences using small chunks of text that fit in Twitter’s 140-character limit, or that work well as Facebook status posts. One of the ways we attempt to do this is through…

Stigma can kill: Making a difference for tomorrow

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Stigma killed my partner John. He died in 1994, less than a year before he could have gotten effective antiretroviral therapy that might have stopped HIV from taking his life. There’s no way to know for sure, but I believe…

Research Update: NIH’s Dr. Dieffenbach on CROI 2016 (Video)

Research | February 26, 2016 Read the full post
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As the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  came to a close in Boston on February 25, we spoke with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),…

As many as 185,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. could be prevented by expanding testing, treatment, PrEP

Research | February 25, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from CDC NCHHSTP Newsroom

Reaching the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) targets for HIV testing and treatment and expanding the use of daily Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) could prevent an estimated 185,000 new HIV infections in the United States by 2020 – a 70 percent reduction…