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It’s about more than science to these lifelong HIV researchers

Our scientists discuss why people are the center of our work in HIV

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Antimicrobial resistance - an emerging public health crisis

Q&A with Dr. Jenelle Krishnamoorthy on the urgent need to work together to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

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Why we can’t stop fighting for women living with HIV

As a woman living with HIV, Cathy Elliott says we need to speak openly about sexual health

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Helping protect health from birth to adulthood

Vaccination is one of the many ways you can help protect your loved ones every day

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Your questions answered: How Merck is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Our commitment to HIV treatments and prevention through the years

We continue to work at the forefront of the fight against HIV

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Why we’re excited to partner on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

Our company has teamed with Johnson & Johnson to ramp up vaccine production - here’s what it means

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Why this HIV activist is prioritizing wellness during COVID-19

Paris Mullen shares why self-care is so important during the pandemic and beyond

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4 ways to drive progress in cancer care beyond the pandemic

Vicki Goodman, vice president, therapeutic area head, late-stage oncology, on how we’re supporting cancer care despite COVID-19 and what it means for the future

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Confronting a new era in immunization

By John Markels, Ph.D., president, Merck Vaccines

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Building on our partnership with (RED)

We are providing an additional $1.2 million grant to support (RED) in its efforts to end AIDS

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Pneumococcal disease myths and facts

We break down potential misperceptions about pneumococcal disease and its impact on both children and adults

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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is declared over

The 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is declared over nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province

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One researcher’s lifelong fight for HIV prevention

Mike Robertson, M.D., has spent his career fighting for HIV prevention; now, he’s optimistic about a bright future

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From Kenya to the U.S., she’s helping lead the fight against HIV

Growing up in Kenya during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis inspired Merck’s Dr. Bern Ng’eno to commit her life to improving HIV treatment and care

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Dealing with cancer, disparities and a pandemic all at once

Katie Couric and Merck’s Dr. Julie Gerberding shine a light on living with cancer during the pandemic and the challenges compounded by disparities across both diseases.

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The impending “slow tsunami” of antimicrobial resistance

As antibiotic-resistant infections continue to rise, the AMR Action Fund looks to overcome key barriers of late-stage antibiotic development

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Lessons from dual pandemics

A conversation with Merck Chief Patient Officer Julie Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., about her early work caring for people with HIV and AIDS, and the parallels of the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics

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Nobel Prize winner William Campbell celebrates 90th birthday

Dr. Campbell’s research led to significant decline in river blindness and lymphatic filariasis

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One scientist’s work to make a difference in the lives of millions

with Jay Grobler, executive director, infectious diseases and vaccines

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A day in the life of an HIV doctor during COVID-19

Elizabeth shares the measures she is taking to ensure her patients receive proper care and why consistent care is so important

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Why Merck is well-positioned to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

with Daria Hazuda, VP, infectious disease discovery and chief science officer

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What Merck’s history with epidemics and pandemics teaches us about this one

By Nick Kartsonis, M.D. senior vice president, vaccines and infectious diseases, clinical research

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Fighting for his family: One colleague’s battle with COVID-19

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Living with cancer during a pandemic

Katie Couric brings us the real-life complexities of coping with cancer today

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Nurse and volunteer Brenda lends medical expertise to Houston Food Bank during COVID-19

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Going above and beyond to help the Navajo Nation slow the spread of the pandemic

Merck teams work together to donate more than $460,000 worth of supplies to the Indian Health Service National Supply Service Center

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Battling COVID-19 as a volunteer EMT

One of our colleagues finds a way to help directly combat the COVID-19 pandemic as a volunteer EMT.

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Nurses: our mission to save and improve lives in action

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Nurse and volunteer Kim Daly brings hope and help to patients in makeshift COVID-19 hospital

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Inspired to become a nurse by Hurricane Katrina, this Merck employee is giving back by volunteering on the frontlines of COVID-19

Emma Mason, a nurse and volunteer, has joined the COVID-19 battle to return the favor to those who helped her and her family during Hurricane Katrina

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Col. Craig Maceri fights "invisible enemy": COVID-19

The Rhode Island National Guard commander is currently on military leave from Merck as part of an effort to combat the pandemic.

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Answering your most pressing questions on antimicrobial resistance

An informative Q&A with early discovery researcher Todd Black, Ph.D., executive director, infectious diseases

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Podcast: Supporting telemedicine in Italy to fight COVID-19

with Nicoletta Luppi, senior vice president and managing director, Italy

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Podcast: Hear how Merck physician and volunteer Dr. Mo Ali is standing up to COVID-19

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Meet Merck physician and volunteer Dr. Mo Ali: “We are here to serve the people we look after, I cannot stand by and watch this.”

Merck employee puts work on hold, now helping care for patients in London

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"We can get through this."

By Nicoletta Luppi, senior vice president and managing director, Italy

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Antibiotic resistance: the hidden threat lurking behind COVID-19

Written by Julie L. Gerberding

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How our teams in China tackled early COVID-19 challenges

Our teams in China share what worked when faced with the impossible

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How you can help slow the threat of antimicrobial resistance

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Antimicrobial resistance: a problem without a simple answer

A Point of View by Joan R. Butterton, M.D., associate vice president, clinical research, infectious diseases