Case of the Month: Pending HIV Test Results and Labor

Case Summary A pediatrician asked about a Gravida 3, Para 1 woman (age unknown) at 39 weeks gestation who was admitted for induction of labor due to gestational diabetes mellitus. The woman‘s male partner of 12 years was HIV+ and taking antiretroviral medications with an undetectable viral load. The patient reported that her last sexual […]

Case of the Month: HIV Treatment in Sero-Discordant Couples

Case Summary A family medicine clinician called about a 62-year-old man who was a new patient. As part of standard intake, the clinician sent off a routine HIV screen, which came back positive for HIV-1 antibodies. The patient told the clinician that he knew of his status already and that he had initially been diagnosed […]

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Case of the Month: Using PEP to Manage Sexual Exposure

Case Summary A family physician called the CCC about a male patient who had been in a monogamous relationship with another man for the past four months. The patient had had multiple sexual exposures with this partner, the most recent exposure taking place 72 hours before the consultation call. Could this patient be a candidate […]

Case of the Month: Indeterminate Results and Repeat HIV Testing

Case Summary A gynecologist asked about a 30 year-old female patient who had a positive HIV1 and HIV2 antibody screen and a negative Western Blot test. The patient had undergone testing during routine preconception labs. She did not want to wait six months to retest to rule out early HIV infection not adequately excluded by […]

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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day.

HIV Testing Is the First Step to Care National HIV Testing Day is a campaign to help providers and their patients locate services, engage in testing, and facilitate connections to care. In the United States, more than one million people are infected with HIV, and one in six of them don’t know it. Testing is […]

Did you receive a Dear David Bruce email from the CCC?

A message about our recent CCC email: you’re not David Bruce! Oops! A glitch in our email system may have resulted in your receipt of an email on 5/28 or 5/29 beginning, “Dear David Bruce.” Our apologies! While the salutation is faulty (David is our IT consultant), this is a legitimate email intended for you. […]

Case of the Month Special Edition: Hepatitis C and the Risk of Treatment Failure

In honor of National Hepatitis Awareness Month, the CCC is sharing a case from its CCC VA Hepline. The Hepline is currently a service for medical providers at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs institutions and clinics only. Case Summary An infectious disease clinician called about a 44-year-old patient with a history of injection drug use […]

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Case of the Month: Diabetes and ARV Selection

Case Summary A doctor asked about a 48-year-old African-American male who had been diagnosed with HIV in 2001. The patient is currently taking an abacavir/lamivudine combo pill, tenofovir, atazanavir, and ritonavir. The patient’s mutations included M184V and KI103N. The patient’s CD4 count was 560, with an undetectable viral load. The patient had recently been diagnosed […]

Welcome to the CCC!

Hello and welcome to the HRSA – AETC Clinician Consultation Center! We’re excited to announce a number of new services and resources to enhance what you’ve historically received from the Warmline, PEPline, and Perintal HIV Hotline. To offer you expert and timely consultation on HIV/AIDS and bloodborne pathogen exposures, we’ve added online consultation and case-tracking […]

Case of the Month: Possible False Positive HIV Test

Case Summary A physician called about HIV screening for a 38-year-old man who wanted to be tested because he was getting married and had a history of injection drug use. He had been sober for 2 years at the time of the screening test. The patient had initially had a 4th generation HIV test that […]