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Statements by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and HHS Principals on Pride Month

[Yesterday], after raising the progress Pride Flag outside of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) headquarters, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and other HHS leaders from across the Department released the following statements to celebrate Pride Month:

Xavier Becerra – HHS Secretary
“Each year during Pride Month we celebrate the LGTBQI+ leaders, activists, and trailblazers, including those who have helped to improve the health of our nation over the past two centuries. We all are freer because of people like Marsha P. Johnson, Dr. Sara Josephine Baker, and Dr. John Ercel Fryer.

Across the Biden-Harris Administration, we have a new generation of changemakers – Admiral Levine, Secretary Buttigieg, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and all of our LGBTQI+ staff – focused on shaping a more equitable and inclusive future.

HHS works every day to build an America where LGBTQI+ Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and can go to the doctor without fear of stigma or discrimination. Where the state you live in doesn’t determine whether you can access lifesaving, gender-affirming care. And where more communities embrace the diversity that has always strengthened our national character.

We have made tremendous progress but know there is much work still to be done. We will keep fighting for a future that doesn’t define being who you are as courageous.”

Learn more HERE!: https://www.hiv.gov/blog/statements-by-hhs...


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During the early years of the AIDS epidemic four decades ago, life expectancy for a person diagnosed with HIV was just three years due to a lack of effective treatments: https://oar.nih.gov/about/directors-corner... Thanks to major therapeutic advances, people living with HIV are leading much longer and healthier lives.

This significant progress has, however, led to a new challenge. More than 50% of those living with HIV in the United States are older than 50 years of age, and as a result of the virus and related long-term treatment, many experience early onset of age-related conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolic disorders, kidney disease, and cognitive issues.

NIA has long been committed to research promoting healthy aging among older adults living with HIV. We are pleased to share a few relevant upcoming opportunities designed to help interested investigators engage in aging research.

New Women’s Health Funding Opportunities

Multiple initiatives are underway to help us understand more about the causes of accelerated aging in people with HIV and to identify new ways to manage and prevent these conditions. Earlier this month, NIH marked National Women’s Health Week https://orwh.od.nih.gov/national-womens-he... an important reminder that women can be at higher risk for HIV: https://hivinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv/...

Check out this new notice of special interest (NOSI), Research Opportunities Centering the Health of Women Across the HIV Research Continuum, and review the associated notices of funding opportunities linked to NIA for the first available due date: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice... This NOSI highlights research at the intersection of HIV, aging, and women’s health, including the early onset of age-related conditions such as physical and cognitive impairment, menopause, and multimorbidity. NIA plans to participate in several funding opportunities associated with the NOSI. View the tables toward the bottom of the page for more details.

Additional Funding Opportunities

NIA supports a broad portfolio of HIV and aging research. Additional opportunities include:

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV and Aging (PAR-24-091 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-fil... PAR-24-092 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-fil...

We invite proposals for research projects that will:

Improve the understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment;

Improve approaches for testing, preventing, and treating HIV infection, and managing HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings;

NOSI: Interventions to Reduce Chronic Inflammation and Inflammation-Related Morbidity in People Living with HIV (NOT-AT-24-035 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice...

We are seeking research projects designed to examine interventions aimed at preventing, reducing, or reversing chronic systemic inflammation and related conditions and complications in people living with HIV.

Join Us July 21 for a Workshop on Aging and HIV

Last but not least, we invite interested members of the HIV and/or aging research communities and beyond to join us July 21 for Exploring the Intersection of HIV and Aging — A Geroscience PerspectiveExit Disclaimer, an exciting pre-conference workshop being held in conjunction with the AIDS 2024 meetingExit Disclaimer. This event will be an opportunity to learn about new biological findings from aging-related research studies and how that information can be translated into new interventions that can help older adults living with HIV. Register today: https://www.iasociety.org/conferences/aids...

Stay in Touch!

If you have questions about these funding opportunities or the workshop, please email me. We look forward to hearing your ideas and advancing the science around HIV and aging!

Learn more HERE!: https://www.hiv.gov/blog/supporting-resear...


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Dr. Mermin Discusses New Doxy PEP Guidelines for STI Prevention

On June 4, 2024, CDC published clinical guidelines on the use of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis (doxy PEP) for the prevention of bacterial s*xually transmitted infections (STIs). Later that day, during the meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, HIV.gov caught up with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, about the new guidelines.

Doxy PEP is the first new STI prevention tool in decades, and the guidelines have been released at a time when innovation in the nation’s fight against STIs is desperately needed. Watch our conversation with Dr. Mermin below to learn more about what doxy PEP involves, who doxy PEP is recommended for, what the doxy PEP guidelines recommend that clinicians do, and what some of the outstanding questions are.

Read the full article HERE!: https://www.hiv.gov/blog/dr-mermin-discuss...


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I am a Work of ART” is a community-informed national campaign designed to encourage people with HIV who are not in care for HIV to seek care, stay in care, and achieve viral suppression by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). People with HIV who take HIV medicine (called antiretroviral therapy) as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viral load can live long and healthy lives and will not transmit HIV to their HIV-negative partners through s*x.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the campaign in June 2022, as part of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the overall viral suppression rate in the United States is 53%. Therefore, a key strategy to prevent new HIV transmissions is increasing the proportion of people with HIV who are virally suppressed.

Both the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the EHE initiative aim to reduce new HIV infections in the United States by 90% by 2030.

Read the full article HERE!: https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/campa...







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