Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 1, 2010

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela and the Director of the National Institutes for Health, Dr. Francis Collins, will brief the media on the U.S. Public Health Service STD Inoculation Study of 1946-1948 in a teleconference call on Friday, October 1, at 11:15 a.m. EDT. This conference call is open to credentialed members of the media. Dial-in information is as follows:

· Toll Free (U.S.): 800-369-1153
· International: 1-415-228-4669
· Passcode: WHA

The U.S. Department of State released on October 1 a joint statement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. The statement can found at this link:

An in-depth article on this issue published by a researcher at Wellesley College can be found at:

Fact Sheets in English and Spanish can be found at this link:


Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2010/1386