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International AIDS Conference Day 5: Updates From Vienna With Carl Dieffenbach

By Dr. Ron Valdiserri

July 22, 2010

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

During the International AIDS Conference, I sat down with Carl Dieffenbach, the Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Dr. Dieffenbach is a regular guest blogger for AIDS.gov).

We talked about the possibility of a "functional cure" for HIV, the research that NIH is presenting here in Vienna, and the impact of the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy on the work that Dr. Dieffenbach and his colleagues are doing to find treatments -- and ultimately a cure -- for HIV.

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