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Issue No. 26 | October 25, 2013

News and Features

AIDSinfo Offers RSS Feeds and API for HIV/AIDS Drug Database

Subscribe to the AIDSinfo drug database RSS feeds to receive automatic content updates on HIV/AIDS-related drugs in the AIDSinfo drug database! Several options are available: users can select an RSS feed for only FDA-approved drugs, only investigational drugs, or both. Anyone can access RSS feeds with an appropriate RSS feed reader.

The AIDSinfo drug application programming interface (API) allows programmers to access the information contained in the AIDSinfo drug database in both English and Spanish. The service can return data for a specific drug or for all drugs, based on the programmer’s needs. For more information about how to use the API, visit the AIDSinfo API webpage.

Recent HIV/AIDS News from NIH

  • October 21, 2013: NIH Officials Map Route Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

    “Ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic and achieving an AIDS-free generation will require optimizing the implementation of existing HIV prevention and treatment tools as well as discovering new ones, according to a new commentary from Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and colleagues at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.”

    Read the NIAID press release.
  • October 17, 2013: NIAID Selects New Director of the Vaccine Research Center

    “John R. Mascola, M.D., an internationally recognized expert on HIV vaccine development, has been named the new director of the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. In this role, he will lead a comprehensive research program aimed at the design, development and testing of candidate vaccines against HIV/AIDS, influenza and other globally important infectious diseases.” 

    Read the NIH press release.
  • September 30, 2013: Study Evaluates Population-Wide Testing, Early Treatment for HIV Prevention 

    “A study in South Africa and Zambia will assess whether house-to-house voluntary HIV testing and prompt treatment of HIV infection, along with other proven HIV prevention measures, can substantially reduce the number of new HIV infections across communities.”

    Read the NIH press release.

Learn About National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Each year, October 15 is set aside to observe National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The theme of the 2013 observance was “Commit to Speak” (“Comprométete a Hablar.”) On October 15, individuals and organizations across the United States spoke out to raise awareness of the continuing burden of HIV/AIDS among Hispanics/Latinos.

Visit our National Latino AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español] to learn more about the annual observance and to find HIV-related information specific to Hispanics/Latinos.