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Case of the Month: Transgender Health and HIV

The 2016 International AIDS Conference theme is “Access Equity Rights Now”, and one important objective involves recognizing that the “cross-cutting issues of criminalization, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, rights, and stigma and discrimination” deeply impact people living with HIV everywhere. The CCC is proud to support the International AIDS Conference theme by taking this […]

Case of the Month: False Positive HIV Viral Loads

June 27, National HIV Testing Day, is an opportunity for patients and clinicians alike to play a pivotal role by promoting widespread HIV testing. In recognition of the importance of testing, the Clinician Consultation Center is sharing a testing-related case from its HIV/AIDS Management Consultation Service, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year! Case Summary […]

Case of the Month: HIV-Positive Partner PrEP

Case Summary A 19-year-old male recently presented to the caller’s clinic requesting to start pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The patient reported having unprotected insertive and receptive anal intercourse with his HIV-positive partner for the past two months. His partner is on antiretroviral therapy, with the most recent HIV viral load at reportedly 500 copies/mL “a few […]

Case of the Month: HIV Testing in Newborns

Case Summary A neonatologist called about a very low birth weight (1134g) infant born at 37.5 weeks gestation to a 27-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with HIV at week 13 of her pregnancy. The mother had been started on co-formulated zidovudine/lamivudine (Combivir) and boosted lopinavir (Kaletra), and had achieved viral suppression at week 33 […]

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: CCC Resources

The Clinician Consultation Center (CCC) continues to support efforts to raise awareness around HIV prevention and care issues as they affect women and girls. As a national service of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s AIDS Education and Training Centers program, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CCC provides personalized […]

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Case of the Month: Transitioning from PEP to PrEP

Case Summary A physician called the PrEPline about a 43-year-old female sex worker who had vaginal receptive intercourse with a man approximately one month ago. Although a condom was used, it broke; the man subsequently disclosed he was HIV-positive. The patient presented to a community clinic within 24 hours of the incident and was started […]

Case of the Month: Initiating Hepatitis C Treatment in an HIV Co-Infected Patient

Case Summary A clinical pharmacist called the CCC regarding a 49 year-old male diagnosed with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) in 2006. He was started on co-formulated tenofovir DF (TDF)/emtricitabine/efavirenz shortly after diagnosis but then stopped taking it in 2013 after falling out of care. The patient presented in early 2015 to re-engage in care, […]

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Case of the Month: Opioid Use and HIV Management During Pregnancy

This month, we feature a case from the Substance Use Warmline, our new clinician-to-clinician telephone consultation service focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians. This case, Opioid Use and HIV Management During Pregnancy, was authored by Joanna Eveland, MS, MD, with contributions from Lealah Pollock, MD, James Gasper, PharmD, and Cristina […]

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World AIDS Day 2015: Acting Now to End AIDS

World AIDS Day reminds us that while we have come far in the prevention and management of HIV, we still have progress to make as we strive toward an AIDS-free generation. This year’s federal theme, The Time to Act is Now, urges providers to engage with at-risk and HIV-positive patients on all points of the HIV Care […]

PEP Tips: Laboratory Cadaver Exposures

PEP Tips: Laboratory Cadaver Exposures A treating clinician assessing the risk of transmission for a person stuck by an instrument while handling or studying a cadaver in a laboratory setting should first check for documentation of the cadaver’s bloodborne pathogen (BBP) status. Organ procurement and transplant policy requires that all potential deceased organ donors are […]