HRSA’s Ryan White CARE Act Turns 25

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau’s Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. The anniversary’s theme is “Moving Forward with CARE: Building on 25 Years of Passion, Purpose, and Excellence.” HRSA has been a leader in providing support for HIV care since the beginning of […]

PEP Tips: Exposed Patient Testing

PEP Tip: Exposed Patient Testing The 2013 CDC occupational guidelines state that when the source patient is HIV-positive or of unknown status, the testing of the exposed patient should consist of: HIV Ab test at baseline, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 24 weeks after an exposure. If the clinician knows that a 4th generation HIV […]

Case of the Month: Simplifying ARV Regimens, Pt. II

Case Summary This case is continued from a previous case. See Part I here. The Clinician Consultation Center received a call from a new infectious diseases provider in Texas about a 50 year-old patient who was newly referred to her for care. The patient was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, and has been on multiple […]

Updated Perinatal HIV Treatment Guidelines

The HHS Panel on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission has released updates to its Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States. New information on HIV in pregnant women, preconception counseling and care of […]

World Hepatitis Day and the CCC

July 28, 2015 marks World Hepatitis Day, a campaign to help raise awareness about prevention, testing, and treatment of hepatitis. This last year has been a time of rapid and exciting change for hepatitis C treatment in particular, with faster, simpler, and more effective courses available for curing the disease in some patients. Over the […]

PEP Tips: Found Needle PEP

Welcome to the CCC’s new monthly web series, PEP Tips! PEP Tips feature brief advice, recommendations, or options on post-exposure management topics that CCC consultants encounter on our PEPline. Looking for additional online resources on potential bloodborne pathogen exposures? Check out the PEP Quick Guide, the CCC’s at-a-glance guide for urgent post-exposure decision-making. PEP Tip: […]

Case of the Month: Simplifying ARV Regimens, Pt. I

Case Summary The Clinician Consultation Center received a call from a new infectious diseases provider in Texas about a 50-year-old patient who was newly referred to her for care. The patient was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, and has been on multiple antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens since then. His current regimen, consists of abacavir, co-formulated […]

Give the Test. Take Control.

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day! This is an important part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) campaign to increase awareness and highlight the importance of HIV testing. Healthcare organizations, prevention and community-based services, and clinicians of all backgrounds and training levels can play a major role in ensuring that people […]

Case of the Month: Cervical Cancer Screening In HIV-Positive Women

Case Summary A nurse practitioner calls about a 61-year-old HIV-positive woman. The patient was diagnosed in 2002, and is currently virologically suppressed on combination ART. She had a total hysterectomy in 2000 due to persistent dysplasia (no further details are available) and subsequently had three yearly negative vaginal Pap tests. She has not had any […]

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Case of the Month: Needlestick PEP in a Correctional Setting

Case Summary A physician calls about a correctional officer who stuck himself with a sewing needle while going through an inmate’s personal belongings. His finger had a shallow injury and there was no visible blood on the needle. The officer is immunized against HBV but does not know if he responded. The source person is […]

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