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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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV 2016

The National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV, on October 23rd, serves as a reminder that complex medical conditions, such as HIV and substance use, are often connected to public health issues like trauma and violence. Ending the culture of violence is crucial to ending HIV transmission, HIV-related morbidity and […]

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2016

October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day. The 2016 theme is “We’ll Defeat AIDS Con Ganas!” Latinxs experience unique barriers to health care, often leading to delayed HIV diagnoses and increased risk of developing AIDS. This speaks to the need for further education and health care to specifically address the concerns of these populations. […]

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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