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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 […]

Case of the Month: Cesarean Delivery for Women Living with HIV

Case Summary An obstetrician called the Perinatal HIV Hotline regarding a 20 yo patient who was perinatally-infected with HIV and is now 38 3/7 weeks into her first pregnancy. The patient was taking co-formulated abacavir/lamivudine/dolutegravir prior to pregnancy, and was maintained on this combination for the duration of the pregnancy. She has been adherent and […]

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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: 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 […]