Pre-exposure prophylaxis regimens containing Selzentry were generally safe and well-tolerated compared with Truvada, the standard-of-care PrEP drug, according to the results of a phase 2 trial.
Texas Medicine provides talking points and information on offering PrEP to women at risk for contracting HIV. How do you know your patients are at risk for HIV? Ask tough questions.
The DSHS HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch announces this Request for Application (RFA) to provide sustainable, integrated, routine, opt-out screening for HIV in healthcare settings in hospital systems emergency services and primary care in community health centers that serve under- and uninsured populations in high morbidity areas in Texas.
According to a retrospective study of data, women at risk for HIV are not participating in PrEP treatment. The researchers recommend targeted intervention plans to increase use among people most likely to benefit from it.
HIVE is sponsoring a discussion via Google+ Hangouts on Air. PrEP champions from various family planning clinics will share lessons learned & discuss the way forward for integration of PrEP into Family Planning Services.
The AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Southeast has announced a webinar series for October focused on Hepatitis C. To view the webinars, check their calendar. They also have an online curriculum for Medical Case Management. For more information, view their introductory video.
A webinar jointly provided by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and CDC’s Expert Panel on HIV Reproductive Health and Preconception Care.
A recent study of emergency department patients demonstrates the value of fourth generation HIV screenings. Over 22,000 people were tested for HIV using an antigen/antibody combination HIV assay test.
The Southeast AETC has announced a series of webinars focused on PrEP. Topics include delivery in various settings, monitoring and coverage and upcoming advances. To register for the webinars, or view upcoming topics, visit their website.
According to a recent study of 20 cities, more than 60% of men who have sex with men (MSM) are interested in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Currently less than four percent participate in the therapy.
A recent study has demonstrated support for the use of a combination of ART and PrEP therapy in serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Kenya and Uganda. Heterosexual contact is the primary mode of transmission in Africa and the implementation of this approach could drastically reduce HIV.
HIV testing recommendations for women: An important step to achieving perinatal HIV elimination was presented on August 19 by the CDC and partners and has been archived for those that missed it. The session focuses on the rationale for testing women, understanding the new HIV Algorithm and how it impacts providers when ordering and interpreting tests, and some examples of missed opportunities in HIV prevention.
According to a new modeling study, HIV incidence could be reduced by one third if almost half of eligible men who have sex with men participated in PrEP. Treatment adherence is an important aspect in the model. Targeting individuals at a substantial risk for transmission is also key.
The need for new options in PrEP that are cost-effective and efficacious is driving innovation in the field of nanotechnology.
Join Treatment Action Group and the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance for a webinar on July 11, 12:30 – 2 p.m. CT, that will explore different forms of stigma that continue to pose a significant barrier to accessing comprehensive HIV prevention services
This module covers the impact of stigma on transgender individuals in healthcare settings. The module also will equip attendees to effectively engage transgender individuals who seek care.
The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) plans to publish a special issue on the topic of Mental Health & Substance Use Issues in HIV Infection in early 2017.
More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV — and one in eight of them don’t know they have the infection, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. In Phoenix, one hospital is trying to find those people, diagnose them — and get them into treatment.
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released a draft statement assigning a grade A recommendation to screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the general population 15 to 65 years of age.
Over the past few decades, one of the most perplexing questions in global health is how to stop HIV.
There have been campaigns involving condoms, abstinence and even the circumcision of all men younger than 46. But one relatively new strategy, called treatment as prevention, is causing quite a buzz.