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Senior Government Scientist Breaks 13 Years' Silence on CDC's Vaccine-autism Fraud

Listen to audio from the whistleblower HERE. Below is an unofficial transcript from the audio. CDC Whistleblower "Oh my God. I cannot believe we did what we did, but we did." Dr. Andrew Wakefield: "This is a real story...

After the Fall: Getting Up From an MS Tumble

I believe there are two kinds of people: those who divide the world into two kinds of people and those who don’t. I always told culinary students, however, that there were two kinds of people in professional kitchens; those who have been cut and those who have yet to be cut.  Likewise it could be [...]

New in New Media: Foursquare 8.0 and Location-enabled Apps for HIV Awareness

Facebook, Instagram and many other apps utilize location-enabled data to find health services. Back in 2010 we blogged about Foursquare, the GPS-enabled mobile app that allows you to share your location with friends and others nearby when you “check-in” to places, including local HIV services and events. After almost 5 years, Foursquare has announced a...

My Recipe for a Great MS Day

I think I was in an eighth-grade science course when we studied biorhythms (albeit briefly, though perhaps not briefly enough for a science class but, hey, it was the 1970s). I’ll not go into the plotting of the physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, and other cycles other than to say that one hopes to find [...]

White House Observes World Hepatitis Day

On Wednesday, July 30, the White House hosted its fourth consecutive observance of World Hepatitis Day. Co-sponsored by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), the event brought together a diverse group of domestic...

Ambassador Birx Reflects on AIDS 2014 Highlights

Last week I had the opportunity to share my reflections on what the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014 ) means for our efforts to achieve the goals of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy. For an international perspective, I had an opportunity to sit down with Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS,...

Researchers Find Hepatitis C Cures Effective for People Living with HIV/HCV Coinfection – Reports from AIDS 2014

The World Health Organization estimates that globally, 5-15% of people living with HIV are coinfected with hepatitis C. In the United States, about 25% of people living with HIV also have hepatitis C (HCV)—and HCV rates are even higher among people with HIV who inject drugs. For both hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection, disease...

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 Science Highlight from Second Day of AIDS 2014

The second day of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia was filled with scientific findings shared by researchers from around the world. We caught up again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and asked him to reflect...

MS Symptom Thesaurus: Balance Issues

As we continue our monthly offering of a place for you to help describe symptoms, we move into a bit of an odd one. While MS balance issues can, on occasion, be caused directly by the disease, our balance problems can often be due to a combination of other symptoms. While MS balance problems are [...]

Partnership: National HIV Testing Day Part II

Yesterday’s blog spoke to the important role of partnerships with an example of two private sector organizations collaborating nation-wide to offer HIV testing. Today, we provide examples of collaboration from the CDC’s Act Against AIDS campaign. The Act Against AIDS partner Lifebeat  is hosting a Know Your Status Stage (KYSS) concert on National HIV Testing Day...

Issues of MS Disclosure: We Are Not Alone

I’ve received many comments from people who liked the Shift.MS video “Circle of Truth” about disclosing MS at work. Our blog about getting “that look” made the rounds. Now, I see that someone else is reaching out for much the same advice. In his column for Everyday Health, Medical Manners, Steven Petrow focuses on rude people [...]

MS Symptom Thesaurus: Bladder Issues

A year has passed since we started posting our monthly MS Symptom Thesaurus blog on the subject of MS Fatigue.  Since then, we’ve covered some of the more common MS symptoms all the way through to some of our less common afflictions.  Today we’re going to get personal with one of the more difficult to talk [...]

Lovely Videos in Honor of World MS Day

Today, 28 May 2014, is World MS Day. The theme of this year’s event is “One Day…” and the international organizers are giving everyone a chance to submit their wish for “one day” on their website.  Today, we all do our bit to make our lives worth notice, our loves worth pursuing and our wishes [...]

Tips for Producing Online Videos

Every day, millions of videos are uploaded to the internet to inform, teach and entertain. In 2005, when YouTube launched, I personally did not immediately grasp its significance. Fast forward to 2014 where there is hardly anyone who uses the internet that has not clicked on a video link. Today, video is a vital part...

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Watch NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., discuss current HIV vaccine research approaches. Developing a safe and sufficiently effective HIV vaccine is essential if we are to achieve a timely and durable end to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The path to an HIV vaccine has not been—and will not be—an easy one. In the 27...

What Every Women Needs to Know about Hepatitis B and C

As we observe both National Women’s Health Week and Hepatitis Awareness Month, it is the opportune time to raise awareness about hepatitis B and hepatitis C among women. Chronic viral hepatitis affects 3.5-5.3 million Americans—including millions of women—and most are unaware of their infection. Left untreated, chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C can lead to...

Raising Awareness about Viral Hepatitis in the Hispanic Community

During May’s month-long observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, we also observe National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD)  on May 15. NHHAD is an annual event organized by the Latino Commission on AIDS  to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and encourage testing, diagnosis, and linkage to care. We invite you to learn more about viral hepatitis among...

Real Girls Eat Cake

Of course, we already knew that. But good to know there are others out there who acknowledge a woman's needs, right? A little background: The Janoskians are a cute and funny group of boys out of Melbourne, Australia, who've released a slew of comedy Youtube vids. Show More Summary

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