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An important step to achieving perinatal HIV elimination was presented on August 19 by the CDC and partners and has been archived for those that missed it.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.
Clinical Conversations is a free CME teleconference, which includes four 30-minute, personalized, peer-to-peer conversations with nationally renowned experts on the implementation of PrEP as an HIV-prevention strategy in healthcare settings.
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.
Presentations from the 2016 Test Texas HIV Coalition Summit held in Austin on May 12-13, 2016 Thursday, May 12 Evaluation and Integration: Essential Components for Successful ED HIV Testing Programs (Gardner, Moore) (PDF) Linkage to Care Models (Clark) (PDF) Quality Improvement: Quality Management Core Tool Instructions (Clark) (PDF) Friday, May 13 State of the State … Continue reading 2016 Test Texas HIV Coalition Summit Presentations
The 2016 Test Texas HIV Coalition Summit took place in Austin on May 12-13. View the Summit program (PDF).
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 Texas Department of State Health Services will host the 2016 Texas HIV/STD Conference on October 4-6, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. The theme of the conference is Empowering Transformations – A New Generation of HIV/STD PrEPardedness, Prevention and Care. This biennial event is designed for HIV/STD health professionals who serve Texans … Continue reading 2016 Texas HIV/STD Conference Update
Sponsored by The Well Project and The Women’s Collective Tuesday, May 10 12:00–1:30 pm ET This webinar will provide an overview PrEP for women, with a specific focus on women of color, through a multi-disciplinary approach. HIV and HIV Prevention Among US Women: A Role for PrEP – Charlene Flash, MD, MPH, Baylor College of … Continue reading PrEP in Practice: Considerations for HIV Prevention among Women of Color
Essential Resources page is devoted to the essential resources and implementation tools needed to establish a sustainable routine HIV screening program in your healthcare organization. Topics include Texas law related to HIV testing and reporting, testing technology, billing and reimbursement, referral essentials including medical and other support services, as well as HIV clinician hotlines. Learn … Continue reading Essential Resources
Share the materials with fellow clinicians and administrators, encouraging them to adopt routine screening as a standard of care. We included the Dear Colleague Letter so you could personalize your message, telling others about the important role they can play in decreasing the number of people living with HIV in Texas. See all the resources … Continue reading Ambassador Tool Kit
The Department of State Health Services will host the 2016 Test Texas Coalition Summit on May 12-13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to convene DSHS Routine HIV Screening contractors and key stakeholders to review and discuss current issues related to Routine HIV Screening program implementation and sustainability. Day one of … Continue reading Test Texas Summit
Anthony Fauci summarizes recent research on the timing of ART and the efficacy of PrEP for prevention in this New England Journal of Medicine article. He calls for the resources and political will to increase HIV testing and treatment globally. Learn More about ART Program
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.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is poised to release recommendations on screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that will endorse the routine testing of adults and adolescents, a position first adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2006.