PEPline Crowdfunding Update

PEPline Crowdfunding Update Despite the invaluable service the PEPline provides, federal funding has not been able to keep up with the increased demand for expert consultations. For those who need the service, we fear this will result in less-than-optimal service, as it is incredibly important to receive timely expert guidance in order to prevent HIV […]

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

May 19th is the 13th annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, originally founded by the Banyan Tree Project with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to end stigma, prevent HIV, and help A&PIs living with HIV. This year’s campaign slogan is “Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk […]

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Hepatitis Awareness Month 2017

In the United States, over 4.4 million people are living with chronic viral hepatitis (CDC). Viral hepatitis can lead to increased risk for various health conditions, such as chronic liver disease and cancer, and currently causes more than 200,000 deaths in the United States (NASEM). Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis is the 4th most common cause of death […]

Introducing our PEPline Crowdfunding Campaign!

Clinical Advice Service on Occupational Exposures to HIV Begins New Campaign to Meet National Need Every day thousands of workplace exposures to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C occur in the United States. Even with great advances in HIV and viral hepatitis prevention and treatment, exposure to bloodborne pathogens is a real risk in many […]

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

This year, the National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) theme is “Unity in CommUnity, Stand Strong to Prevent HIV.” On this day, we recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. While the rate of new HIV diagnoses in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities is low compared […]

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

This year’s National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) theme, “The Best Defense is a Good Offense,” reminds us of the importance of women’s health initiatives in HIV treatment and prevention. With over 280,000 women living with HIV and more than 7,000 new HIV diagnoses in 2015, HIV still significantly affects women and girls […]

Case of the Month: Concurrent Heroin and Methamphetamine Use Disorders

Case Summary A provider called the Substance Use Warmline about a 32 year old male with history of major depressive disorder, newly enrolled in primary care, and with unknown status for HIV, HCV and HBV. The patient initially presented with a 6-month history of new heroin and methamphetamine use, and also reported a history of […]

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing rates of HIV/AIDS within Black/African American communities. Eighteen years later, Black/African American communities remain particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS: despite comprising 12% of the US population, Black/African American people accounted for 45% of new HIV diagnoses in 2015 (CDC). […]

Case of the Month: Review of Anal Cancer Screening for HIV-Positive Patients

Anal cancer rates are rising among people living with HIV, one of the groups at highest risk for this condition. The populations with highest incidence of anal cancer include HIV-positive men who have sex with men, HIV-negative men who have sex with men and HIV-positive cisgender women[1]. Additionally, patients who are immune-suppressed for other reasons […]

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World AIDS Day 2016: Leadership. Commitment. Impact

Leadership. Commitment. Impact. World AIDS Day reminds us that, while we have come far in the prevention and management of HIV in the 35 years since the epidemic was first recognized, there is still much work to do to reach a world free of new transmissions. At the Clinician Consultation Center, our committed clinicians provide leadership […]