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International AIDS Conference Day 5: Dr. Valdiserri Talks to Dr. John Brooks About HIV and Flu

By Dr. Ron Valdiserri

July 23, 2010

This article was cross-posted from the blog. Dr. Ron Valdiserri is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Yesterday, during the International AIDS Conference, I spoke with Dr. John Brooks, an Infectious Disease Specialist with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Brooks and his colleagues do research on how to improve the quality of care for people living with HIV and he was in Vienna to present on HIV and influenza. We talked about the threat of influenza for people living with HIV, and about where people can go for more information on that issue.

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