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AIDS 2014 Video Blog #5: Activist Theater, Condom Tryouts and a Mystery Man Revealed

There was HIV drama in Melbourne during AIDS 2014, both on the city's stages and on the floor of the conference building itself. Read more...

AIDS 2014 Video Blog #4: One World, One Place, Thousands of Voices -- The Awesome Advocates of HIV/AIDS

Thousands of advocates have devoted themselves to the cause of HIV so completely that they have traveled this week to Melbourne -- an extremely expensive, time-consuming trip. These people are outspoken and driven with enormous passion, as you might expect. In this video report from the conference, you're going to hear directly from them. Read more...

AIDS 2014 Video Blog #3: The Global March and Candlelight Vigil

There are language barriers among us, we the delegates from around the world gathered in Melbourne, Australia, for the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014). Sometimes we simply nod our heads in acknowledgment of one another in the halls, or resort to hand gestures when attempting to compare notes about our experiences here. Read more...

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Final Thoughts from AIDS 2014

As the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) drew to a close in Melbourne, Australia, we asked Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAIDto provide a summary of conference highlights. Dr. Dieffenbach recognized the Malaysia Airlines tragedy, a loss deeply felt by those in the worldwide HIV community. He noted that the conference theme of “stepping up...

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH

At the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Bisola O. Ojikutu, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Senior Advisor at JSI, and asked her to offer her reflections on some of the key ideas she’s heard at the conference. Among...

New York City's Top AIDS Doctor Will Lead City's Bureau of HIV and AIDS

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis will be head of the New York City Bureau of HIV/AIDS after effectively controlling the meningitis outbreak last year. read more

Remembering The HIV and AIDS Activists Killed on MH17

Six passengers of the 298 killed on Malaysia Airlines flight 17 were researchers and advocates heading to Melbourne, Australia for the International AIDS Conference. Here friends, family members, and colleagues mourn their loss and celebrate their lives. read more

Join the White House World Hepatitis Day Event Live Broadcast on July 30

Every year, we commemorate World Hepatitis Day (WHD) and re-commit to addressing viral hepatitis, a disease that affects approximately 400 million people worldwide, killing an estimated 1.4 million people each year according to the World Health Organization . Show More Summary

NLGJA Honors HIV Plus Contributing Editor Mark S. King

Mark S. King has spent many years fighting to destigmatize HIV, and now his blog, My Fabulous Disease, has earned him an award from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. read more

WATCH: National Minority AIDS Council Helps PrEP the Community

The National Minority AIDS Council is joining the conversation about PrEP to help educate young minority gay men about the drug that has proven effective against the spread of HIV. read more

New Study: 10.3 million gained health coverage during the Marketplace’s first annual open enrollment period

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the release of a new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, estimating that 10.3 million uninsured adults gained health care coverage following the first open enrollment period in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The report examines trends in insurance before and after the...

NIH’s Dr. Gina Brown Reflects on HIV Among Women and Girls –Highlights from AIDS 2014

Addressing HIV/AIDS among women and girls was a key focus area of many sessions at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. Presenters covered such important topics as HIV prevention interventions for women and girls, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and enhancing HIV care and treatment for women and girls. To learn...

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from Thursday at AIDS 2014

At the conclusion of Thursday’s sessions at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, we spoke again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to hear his summary of conference highlights of the day. Dr. Dieffenbach observed that much of the conversation on Thursday was around advances in HIV prevention and how to optimize...

Ending AIDS In New York, One Step At A Time

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an new plan to combat the spread of HIV in the state as well as ensuring that people living with the disease get the treatment they need. read more

Researchers Effectively 'Delete' HIV From Cells

Researchers at Temple University have found a combination of cells that can radically change the path of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. read more

Watch: Did the Cure for AIDS Die in MH17?

This special, extended HIV Plus Video Minute with Josh Robbins remembers HIV researchers and advocates lost in the Malaysian Airlines crash. read more

President Obama Signs a New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.” Those were President Obama’s words to the audience in the East Room of the White House this morning, before he signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. At the signing, the President...

Harnessing the Potential of Social Media in HIV Prevention- Voices from AIDS 2014

Earlier this week, our AIDS.gov team blogged about the lessons we’ve learned in the use of online video as part of our ongoing efforts to use social media in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Today, the fourth day of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, I had the opportunity to...

Encouraging Persons with HIV/AIDS to Become Engaged in Care

Until researchers find a cure for HIV/AIDS, compliance with treatment protocols is our best hope at managing this illness. Regular attendance at HIV primary care visits and high adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) are vital for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), as these health behaviors lead to lowered rates of morbidity and mortality, increased quality […]

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Mary Mahy, UNAIDS

p Among the many topics being discussed at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, is the release of the UNAIDS Gap Report  a new report that analyzes the reasons for the widening gap between people around the world who are gaining access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care, and those who are left...

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