Key Developments in HIV Research from IAS 2013

Last week, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID shared brief reports from the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention (IAS 2013) with the AIDS.gov community via Skype. As Dr. Dieffenbach related, some key highlights of the conference included: Long-term HIV treatment strategies to address HIV as a chronic management disease; The value of the HIV treatment cascade (also known as the “care continuum”) as a tool for healthcare professionals, … [Read more...]

PEPFAR Programs – Support African Efforts to Fight Global AIDS

  PEPFAR Programs Support African Efforts to Fight Global AIDS           I just returned from a visit to three African nations, where I saw encouraging gains in the fight against HIV. In these countries, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is enabling countries to take leadership of the fight against HIV for their people. In Johannesburg, South Africa, I was part of a U.S. delegation that met with representatives from medical schools from a dozen sub-Saharan … [Read more...]

AIDS.gov – Engaging LGBT Leadership in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

      Gay and bisexual men have comprised the largest proportion of the HIV epidemic in the United States since the first cases were reported in the 1980s, and that has not changed. They still comprise the greatest proportion of infections nationally. (For more details on HIV/AIDS among gay and bisexual men, see CDC’s fact sheet (PDF 263 KB) and latest surveillance data.) As with gay and bisexual men, transgender individuals are also at very high risk for HIV infection. The National HIV/AIDS … [Read more...]

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