Washington, DC - Findings from an animal study suggest that a non-invasive imaging technique could, with further development, become a useful tool to assess immune system recovery in people receiving treatment for HIV infection. Researchers used single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and a CD4-specific imaging probe to assess immune system changes throughout the bodies of macaques infected with SIV, a simian form of HIV, following initiation and interruption of antiretroviral therapy (ART). They evaluated pools of CD4+T cells (link is external), the main cell type that HIV infects and destroys, in tissues such as lymph nodes, spleen and gut.

Washington, DC - Two hundred and forty-two years ago, America was founded on the fundamental principle that all men and women are created equal and share an inherent dignity that government must value, respect, and protect.  The founding of our great country lit a spark of freedom that spread around the world, unleashing human potential and lifting billions out of poverty.  Today, we continue this sacred legacy.  We hold in common the responsibility to strengthen the bonds of liberty for future generations to inherit and carry forward.

Mexico City, Mexico - Today Secretary Pompeo met with President-elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the office of the MORENA political party in Mexico City, Mexico.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about criminals forging FDA warning letters to target individuals who tried to purchase medicines online or over the phone.

Washington, DC - Today Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico. They emphasized the importance of continuing to work together through the completion of the Pena Nieto administration on December 1. They reaffirmed their commitment to disrupt transnational criminal organizations and reduce the flow of deadly opioids and other drugs into the United States.

Washington, DC - This week, we remember Russian human rights defender and Novaya Gazeta journalist Natalya Estemirova and Forbes journalist and editor, Paul Klebnikov, an American citizen.