• Looking for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Providers? There’s an App for That.

    Updated: 2012-10-30 20:55:02
    Little is more powerful than taking action to find or help someone else find services for his/her health. Last year on World AIDS Day, people conducted  over 60,000 searches, 30% of which were mobile, on the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to help connect people to services offering testing, treatment and care. Originally launched...

  • Alcohol and Liver Health, Resources for Veterans and the Public

    Updated: 2012-10-25 17:36:04
    Editor’s note: Today we feature a post from colleagues at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), one of the federal partners working to implement the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The Plan includes several actions related to educating healthcare providers and persons living with viral hepatitis about the...

  • ID Week: A last look at AIDS, from beginning to end

    Updated: 2012-10-25 16:13:55
    SAN DIEGO, CA — Do you remember where you were at the beginning of AIDS? Diane Havlir, who gave ID Week’s final talk on the epidemic, likes to ask that at the start of a talk, although she is increasingly aware that some of the physicians and researchers she is speaking to were children back [...](Read more...)

  • Making the New Media Declaration a Reality

    Updated: 2012-10-23 22:55:28
    “We call upon the HIV Community to declare that new media and emerging technologies are critical to help us connect, create, listen, learn and engage as we move towards and AIDS-free generation.” – New Media Declaration This declaration was first made with more than 200 individuals at AIDS 2012 during our satellite session, “The State...

  • Blueprint: Plan for HIV must specify TB response

    Updated: 2012-10-23 17:04:11
    Dr. Lucica Ditiu, executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, began her career with the World Health Organization as a medical officer for TB in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia working with all institutions involved in TB care, including ministers of health and justice. She directly supported civil society and communities, funding their efforts through a [...](Read more...)

  • ID Week: Looks at evolving HIV treatment show gaps and opportunities

    Updated: 2012-10-22 18:52:20
    SAN DIEGO, CA — In the old days, Joep Lange of the University of Amsterdam said, cost was more important than evidence. Lange, a clinical researcher specializing in HIV therapy, and a past International AIDS Society president, was addressing the landscape of HIV treatment in countries with limited resources. He followed with a review of [...](Read more...)

  • ID Week: Making the most of money and science

    Updated: 2012-10-22 06:53:30
    SAN DIEGO, CA — Three decades into the AIDS epidemic, quests to identify the most effective responses — in spending, in treatment, and in prevention — continue, but informed by history and advancing science, are coming closer to their target, according to three panelists, in a continuation of ID Week explorations of the shifting HIV [...](Read more...)

  • ID Week: Treatment is Essential to Bending the Curve of the Epidemic but Challenges Remain

    Updated: 2012-10-19 19:50:23
    SAN DIEGO, CA — Dr. Wafaa El Sadr of Columbia University offered an ID Week presentation Thursday about the impact of treatment on the global epidemic and the new promise of changing the trajectory of the epidemic by scaling up treatment both to save lives and reduce HIV incidence.  She reminded her audience that treatment [...](Read more...)

  • Posttreatment Control of HIV Replication and Prospects for a Functional Cure

    Updated: 2012-10-17 21:36:00

  • New Resource Highlights Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS

    Updated: 2012-10-17 21:11:58
    I would like to call your attention to an excellent new resource that can help advance our efforts to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV: “Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS ,” a special supplement to Public Health Reports (the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service). This...

  • National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) – Monday (October 15)

    Updated: 2012-10-15 19:25:38
    Between September 15 and October 15, we remember and honor the great contributions and legacy of Latino Americans to this country. Their contributions are part of the fabric that makes up the rich diversity of this nation. But being a Latino in the United States also brings challenges in health and health care, including the...

  • AIDS.gov Observes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Fostering Communication and Using New Media throughout the Years

    Updated: 2012-10-15 16:08:27
    As we approach National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), I am reminded of work I began in 1991 when I worked full-time with the National Council of La Raza to develop technical assistance for HIV programs serving Latinos. The impact of HIV on Latinos was profound in the early 1990s. In 1990, according to CDC,...

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