The NIH Record

April 4, 2000
Vol. LII, No. 7

Blood Supply Largely Safe,
But More Needed

Play Raises End-of-Life Issues

NIH Commits to Plainspokenness

Letters to the Editor

Science in the News

News Briefs



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Infection Rates Rising in Women
HIV/AIDS Epidemic 'Still Advancing,' Panel Warns

By Carla Garnett

Even with all the weapons — heightened public awareness campaigns, safe sex advisories, needle exchange programs, treatments such as zidovudine (AZT), protease inhibitor "cocktails" and most recently, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) — deployed against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in two decades, the disease is still winning, according to panelists at a recent women's health seminar. Further, they point out, the epidemic's relentless advance is no more increasingly evident than in the world's women and children.
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Real-Life Lifesaver Still Saving Lives
Prolific NIH Blood Donor Goes to Capitol Hill

By Carla Garnett

NIH Hall of Fame blood donor Howard Drew (l) teams up with U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher to promote blood donation nationwide.

When Congress needed a role model for its annual blood drive competition, who did they call? When U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher wanted to team up to tape public service announcements on the importance of blood donation, who did he tag? Howard Drew, the same man who has donated more than 200 units of blood over the last 50 years and whose phone number might as well be on speed dial at the Clinical Center's department of transfusion medicine. Drew is a former reference librarian at the National Library of Medicine and the first inductee in the NIH blood donor Hall of Fame.
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