Navigation Links
AHF Seeks White House Clarification After Press Room Flap Over CDC's HIV Numbers
Date:12/11/2007

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is seeking clarification from the White House regarding a press briefing late last week during which Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino had a curt exchange with reporter Les Kingsolving over questions he tried to pose regarding the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and its latest US HIV data. Kingsolving, from the ultra-conservative Media Research Center, started to ask about the CDC's latest HIV statistics and infection rates among men who have sex with men (MSM), but Perino refused to acknowledge the questions and moved on to another reporter. The CDC has not yet publicly released these new US numbers, which are widely expected to show a dramatic 35% to 50% increase in HIV rates. According to CDC officials, the reason for the delay is that the data is currently under "peer review" at a scientific journal and will not be released to the public until early in 2008, a move that has angered and frustrated AIDS activists nationwide.

"There are just too many unanswered questions from this White House Press Room exchange on a crucial domestic AIDS issue for us not to ask the White House and Ms. Perino for clarification," said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. "It is widely understood that Kingsolving has a separate agenda, but AHF would like to know if the White House truly believes that it was, 'inappropriate ... to bring up those questions in the briefing room,' as Ms. Perino remarked about Kingsolving's line of HIV/AIDS questioning, or was she merely responding to that particular messenger? More important, what is the White House response to this pending CDC announcement of a much higher domestic HIV rate? And does the White House support the fact that the CDC seems to be stonewalling on the release of these numbers? From both a public health perspective and as the Administration works to finish preparing its 2008 budget, the timely release of such crucial CDC HIV/AIDS data to the public would be prudent."

About AHF

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the nation's largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare, research, prevention and education provider. In California, AHF operates the largest non-government HIV testing program, which conducts more than 15,000 HIV tests annually. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 61,000 individuals in 15 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia. Additional information is available at http://www.aidshealth.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Biopure Seeks Compassionate Use Protocol for Treatment of Acute Anemia
2. A Worldwide Phase III Clinical Trial Seeks U.S. Patients to Explore Investigational Drug Phenoxodiol
3. Vanderbilt Medical Center Seeks Middle Tennesseans with Type 2 Diabetes Who are Overweight for National Clinical Trial
4. ImmuneRegen BioSciences, Inc. Demonstrates Radilex(TM) Increases Disease-Fighting White Blood Cells
5. NTMir Announces Research Grants for Epidemiology and Household Water as Source of Infection
6. The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Relocates Therapeutics Company to Pittsburgh
7. Use it or Lose it: A New Theory About Preserving Erectile Function After Prostate Surgery
8. Video: Landmark Study in The Lancet: Patients Treated With Betaseron(R) After First MS Attack Experienced Significant Delay in MS Progression
9. Post-Hoc Data Show Daily Activity Participation, Independence and Sleep Quality Improved in Adults with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis After Treatment with ORENCIA(R) (Abatacept)
10. Biological Psychiatry Publishes Study Showing VYVANSE Demonstrated Significant Efficacy for Treatment of ADHD for up to 12 Hours After Administration
11. New Study Supports Efficacy of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):