HIV Prevention and Care, A Transformative Time

A Transformative Time for HIV Prevention and Care March 2012 By Grant Colfax, MD, MPH, Director, Office of National AIDS Policy (Cross-posted from White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog) It’s a great honor to join an Administration that’s done so much to address the HIV epidemic. I especially want to acknowledge ONAP’s prior director, Jeff Crowley, for his stellar leadership over the past three years. This is a transformative time for HIV prevention and care: recent research … [Read more...]

Extending the Reach of AIDS 2012 Through Conference Hubs

  Extending the Reach of AIDS 2012 Through Conference Hubs March 1, 2012 By Regina Aragón, AIDS 2012 Communications Liaison, AIDS.gov With the return of the conference to the U.S., organizers are expecting a larger than usual American delegation at AIDS 2012 . Even so, for many others who could benefit — including many state and local government employees and Federal grantees — travel and registration costs will make participation unaffordable. Fortunately, if you … [Read more...]

Interactive Access to CDC’s HIV and STD Data

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new interactive web tool—the NCHHSTP Atlas—that allows users to create maps, charts, and tables using HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted disease (STD) data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention(NCHHSTP).Currently, the Atlas includes AIDS, HIV, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis data. TB and viral hepatitis surveillance data will be added … [Read more...]

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 2

  U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 2   This is the second in our series of daily highlights from USCA 2011. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was featured prominently again in several sessions. Game Changers – Redefining HIV Yesterday’s inspiring and thought provoking plenary session challenged the more than 2,500 participants to contemplate how advances in HIV are redefining their roles. The session opened with a dramatic presentation of the … [Read more...]

Courtney Reaches out to the Florida Keys!

  CONCH COLOR of the Florida Keys share this very important true story ...   Father turns anger over daughter’s death... into mission to educate others about PMLTodd Hewitt is on a mission to spread the word about a little- known disease that took the life of his beloved 31-year-old daughter two years ago. The former Orangeburg resident’s daughter, Courtney Leigh, died of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a condition that even the specialists treating Courtney … [Read more...]

Secretary Clinton Highlights U.S. Partnership in Fighting AIDS

Secretary Clinton Highlights U.S. Partnership in Fighting AIDS       Following last week’s United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS, I had the pleasure of joining Secretary Clinton on her visits to Zambia and Tanzania. During visits to sites supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Secretary Clinton joined President Obama and Ambassador Susan Rice in reaffirming America’s unwavering commitment to saving lives around the world. Secretary … [Read more...]

NORD Foundation – May 2011

May 2011 ~  eNews NORD to Co-sponsor 1st Annual Rare Diseases/Orphan Products Summit NORD will co-sponsor the 1st Annual Rare Diseases/Orphan Products Summit on Oct 11-13, under the auspices of the Drug Information Association (DIA). Collaborating organizations include EURORDIS (the European Rare Disease Organization), FDA, NIH, and Duke Clinical Research Institute. In addition to plenary sessions with senior government, industry, and patient speakers, there will be three tracks at the … [Read more...]

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action!

  National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:  What Can You Do?       Take Action!   Today is the sixth annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to make more people aware of the increasing impact that this deadly epidemic is having on women and girls in the United States. This is the time when we ask individuals and organizations across the country to … [Read more...]

Minority Women’s Health: Life as HIV Positive

      A Celebration of Women presents   Minority Women's Health    _______________________________________________   HIV/AIDS      http://www.womenshealth.gov/minority/ Minority Women's Health > African-Americans > HIV/AIDS Additional Resources HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens your body’s defense system, which makes it hard for your body to fight off other health problems that it could normally resist. As time goes on, your body becomes less … [Read more...]

Minority Women's Health: Life as HIV Positive

      A Celebration of Women presents   Minority Women's Health    _______________________________________________   HIV/AIDS      http://www.womenshealth.gov/minority/ Minority Women's Health > African-Americans > HIV/AIDS Additional Resources HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens your body’s defense system, which makes it hard for your body to fight off other health problems that it could normally resist. As time goes on, your body becomes less … [Read more...]

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a Prevention Tool for MSM

  NIAID HIV Research     Using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a Prevention Tool for MSM: The Promise Comes with Challenges   On Saturday, February 26th, I attended a day-long meeting organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and hosted by the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston. The theme of the meeting was “Moving forward with PrEP Implementation.” Meeting participants included researchers involved in the original iPrEX study and other ongoing HIV … [Read more...]

Michelle Samplin-Salgado – Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day

      Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day    By Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Yesterday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Next month, we will commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) and National Native HIV/AIDS Day (March 20). Throughout the year, there are many nationally recognized HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. Some of these days provide an opportunity to understand and respond to the HIV epidemic's impact on a specific … [Read more...]

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