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Restructuring NIAID's HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks
By Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D.
June 11, 2010

This article was cross-posted from the blog. Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., is Director of NIAID Division of AIDS.

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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 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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On the Case: How a Houston Health-Department Worker Tracks STDs
By Cindy George
June 7, 2010

On the Case: How a Houston Health-Department Worker Tracks STDs
Every workday has special urgency for Doris E. Brooks.

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The Long Exhale
By Enrique Franco
May 28, 2010

I recently read something posted online that almost made me faint. I sprinted towards my living room window to see if any pigs were out and about, flying in the summer sky. My dear friend, and sister, Olivia from, sent me the link. After reading this article, I can honestly say my heart started to beat faster.

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As States Finalize Their Budgets, the ADAP Crisis Continues
By Becky Allen
May 25, 2010

As of May 20, there are 1,143 people in 10 U.S. states who are on waiting lists for their states' AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which help low-income HIVers who are often uninsured pay for HIV/AIDS medications.

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Today, May 19, Is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
By Dr. Howard Koh
May 19, 2010

This article was cross-posted from the blog, which in turn cross-posted it from the ONAP blog. Dr. Howard Koh is Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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May 19: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
By Stephanie Goss and David Stupplebeen
May 18, 2010

This article was cross-posted from the blog. Stephanie Goss is the Communications Manager and David Stupplebeen is the Media & Communications Coordinator at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center.

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The Role of Public Private Partnerships in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
By James Albino
May 13, 2010

Today, the White Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy (ONAP) engaged the business community, private foundations, and the HIV/AIDS community to begin a dialogue on how to improve the role of public private partnerships as our office develops the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). As a former director of a community based organization in Puerto Rico, I know that public private partnerships can mean the difference between continuing to provide life enhancing service or closing up shop.

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May 18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
By Miguel Gomez
May 13, 2010

May 18, 2010 will mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), an annual observance day that recognizes the thousands of volunteers, community leaders, health professionals, and scientists that work to develop a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) -- the Federal sponsor for HVAD -- hopes the day will encourage communities to learn more about HIV vaccine research and support those who are currently volunteering in clinical vaccination trials.

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Rumor Control: Is It True That People With HIV/AIDS Can't Get a Mortgage?
By Tamara E. Holmes
May 9, 2010

Rumor Control: Is it True That People With HIV/AIDS Can't Get a Mortgage? Absolutely not, says Margo Kaplan, director of planning and research for The Center for HIV Law and Policy in New York City. "It is illegal under federal law to discriminate against someone based upon their HIV status in granting a mortgage."

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