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Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, medical devices, our Nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and products that give off radiation; regulating tobacco products; advancing the public health by helping to speed product innovations; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health. FDA’s HIV/AIDS activities include ensuring the safety of the nation’s blood supply and regulating HIV medicines, HIV testing, and barrier devices such as condoms. Learn more about FDA’s HIV and AIDS Activities.

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Last revised: 10/01/2011