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The Future of the NIAID Clinical Trial Units

As the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) moves forward to restructure its HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks and include a new network focused on infectious diseases other than AIDS, the Clinical Trial Units (CTUs) will con...

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HRSA Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care

Thanks to advances in detection and treatment, more people are living longer with HIV -- but with increased life expectancy comes more complex care. In light of rapidly changing conditions in HIV care, HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau has developed the Guide f...

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FDA and FTC Act to Remove Fraudulent HIV and STD Products From the Market

Two U.S. agencies have "announced a joint effort to remove products from the market that make unproven claims to treat, cure and prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS," Miguel Gomez of AIDS.gov reports. "Among the products ...

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On 30th Year of HIV/AIDS, Obama Administration Recommits to Fighting Pandemic

As we approach 30 years since the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States on Sunday, June 5, I'm excited to share with you the message that the White House released this afternoon on 30 years of AIDS. You can read the press statement below ...

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HHS Announces New Action Plan to Prevent, Care and Treat Viral Hepatitis

Today, May 12, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Combating the Silent Epidemic: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (read the full "Act...

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SAMHSA, Behavioral Health and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Part II)

As the HIV/AIDS policy lead at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), I am pleased to return to the blog to discuss more of the activities that SAMHSA is engaged in to support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). In...

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Justice Department Issues Letter Regarding Illegal Exclusion of Individuals With HIV/AIDS From Occupational Training and State Licensing

The Justice Department has issued letters to the attorneys general of all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories to request their assistance in addressing the illegal exclusion of individuals with HIV/AIDS from occupational training and state licensi...

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Approaching 30 Years of HIV/AIDS in the United States

In less than two months, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of what we now know as AIDS. In June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a rare form of pneumonia diagnosed in five, previously hea...

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Honoring Dr. Mark Colomb's Contribution to the Response to HIV

This week we lost another leader in the HIV community. Dr. Mark Colomb (1963-2011) was passionately committed to Mississippi and other southern communities; and he focused on responding to the needs of Black men who have sex with men. Dr. Colomb part...

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Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care

Cross-posted from the Office of National AIDS Policy Blog on March 18, 2011.

Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its third and final report in a project commissioned by the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Entitled "HIV Screening a...