Are You Ready for the Release of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy?
June 25, 2010
We anticipate that President Obama will release the National HIV/AIDS Strategy very soon: a comprehensive, five-year plan of action to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.
National HIV Testing Day 2010
By Jonathan Mermin
June 23, 2010
Future Priorities for NIAID's HIV Prevention Research
By Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D.
June 21, 2010
As we begin to discuss the restructuring of NIAID's clinical trials networks, let us first focus on the Institute's HIV prevention research agenda. Developing new biomedical tools that can safely and effectively prevent HIV acquisition and transmission is critical to addressing the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Currently, we are exploring several promising HIV prevention strategies that, if proven successful, could have a significant impact on reducing the incidence of new infections. These strategies include microbicides -- gels, foams, creams, and other formulations designed to prevent sexual transmission of HIV -- and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), attempting to block HIV infection by providing antiretroviral medicines to people who are not infected with HIV but who are at high risk for infection. HIV vaccines are also a major focus of our prevention research efforts, but we will discuss that area specifically in an upcoming blog post.
U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy Release Is Imminent
By Olivia Ford
June 17, 2010
Finally, the release of the U.S.'s first-ever national HIV/AIDS strategy is almost upon us. "We're no longer talking months; we're talking weeks," said U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy director Jeffrey Crowley in a conference call with community members on June 17. Organizations across the U.S. are circling the wagons, preparing to alert their constituencies about the strategy upon its release.
National HIV Testing Day Throughout the Year!
By Murray Penner
June 15, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Murray Penner is Deputy Director of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.
Ramblings From NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata About the Developing ADAP Crisis
By Paul Kawata
June 15, 2010
There are lots of activists doing great work to resolve the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Crisis. My ramblings are in no way an indictment of their work, but rather my need to scream my frustration, anger and sadness that we have not figured out a solution.
Public Health Reports Social Determinants of Health
By Dr. Kevin Fenton and Dr. Hazel Dean
June 14, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Dr. Kevin Fenton is Director and Dr. Hazel Dean is Deputy Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. (Cross-posted from Health Protection, Perspectives blog, June 7, 2010.)
GI Joe Needs to Go to Washington
By Brandon Lacy Campos
June 12, 2010
I think COBRA Commander must be running Congress because lord knows that COBRA Benefits for the unemployed are not.
Restructuring NIAID's HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks
By Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D.
June 11, 2010
Working to Break the Silence and Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in Caribbean-American Communities
By Dr. Garth Graham
June 8, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Dr. Garth Graham is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Cross-posted from the Office of National AIDS Policy Blog.)
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