International AIDS Conference Day 5: Updates from Vienna with Carl Dieffenbach

Content From: Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: July 22, 20101 min read


During the International AIDS ConferenceExit Disclaimer, I sat down with Carl Dieffenbach, the Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Dr. Dieffenbach is a regular guest blogger for

We talked about the possibility of a “functional cure” for HIV, the research that NIH is presenting here in Vienna, and the impact of the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy on the work that Dr. Dieffenbach and his colleagues are doing to find treatments—and ultimately a cure—for HIV.