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Welcome to the HIV/AIDS Section of our website.

Please feel free to browse through this section for the latest news, data and statistics, prevention and treatment information, funding, and publications.

The following represents the content we have available in this category:
Healthy Holiday Eating: Living Well with HIV/AIDS
External link CDC Releases New Estimates on HIV Incidence
New infection rates are down among black women, but overall black and Latino men and women continue to bear the burden of high infection rates. Visit the CDC’s website to download the report, which provides estimates for the years 2007-2010. (Posted December 20, 2012)
CA7AE and Colorado State University's assessment tool leads to Native Communities taking action with increased HIV testing and intervention efforts
Improving African Immigrant Health at Adventist HealthCare
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External link IHS National HIV/AIDS Resource
It is now possible to locate the various HIV/AIDS services supported by Indian Health Service through their recently-launched interactive map, showing the programs that have committed to the National Expanded HIV Testing Initiative. IHS supports more than 600 health care facilities, including hospitals, health centers, health stations and 34 Urban Indian Health clinics. HIV/AIDS services are offered in all 12 IHS Areas at various levels due to competing priorities and funding limitations. Six larger referral facilities (in four states) provide the majority of HIV treatment within HIS, although prevention education and programs occur in all areas.
External link Initiative Seeks to Integrate HIV Care into Primary Care
In May, 24 community health centers were selected to participate in the HIV in Primary Care Learning Community initiative. Representatives from those health centers met in Washington, D.C., in June to launch the project. For two days, participants discussed how best to integrate HIV services into community health centers, and became familiar with the initiative's innovative curriculum - designed, in part, to support them in becoming a Patient-Centered Medical Home for people living with HIV.
External link Emory University Launches AIDSVu Exit Disclaimer
The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University has launched AIDSVu, an interactive online map that highlights the impact of HIV across the United States by state and county.
External link Federal Plans for Implementing National Strategy Released [PDF | 1.1MB]
Lead federal agencies for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy have detailed their operational plans for executing the Strategy within their agencies. Each plan addresses selected approaches, activities and initiatives.
External link Monogamy Agreements Not Always Clear Exit Disclaimer
Researchers found that of the married and unmarried couples surveyed, that for about 40 percent of the couples, one person said that there was an agreement to be sexually exclusive, while the other partner said there was no agreement.
External link Researchers Document the Effects of Race, Gender on Health Exit Disclaimer
An almost four-year study followed individuals with recent HIV-positive diagnoses, finding that although women may have had a higher T-cell count and lower viral load, toward the end of the timeframe they were affected to a greater proportion by HIV and AIDS.
External link CDC Releases 2009 STD Surveillance Report
The CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance 2009 and Trends Summary document is available online and finds that some progress has been made regarding rates of STDs, but disparities persist.
External link HIV Screening as Standard Care
CDC launches the "HIV Screening. Standard Care (HSSC)" program to assist physicians in making HIV testing a standard part of medical care. HSSC gives primary care providers new tools to help ensure all patients are tested for HIV at least once in their life. About the program.
External link HIV, Aging Result in Bone Loss Exit Disclaimer
Emory University scientist studied the effects of HIV infection on the bones of rats, finding that the virus impacted hormones leading to decreased bone mass and bone loss.
External link HHS Plans National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation
Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services gathered for their first HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Group meeting on Aug. 19, 2010. The group of representatives from 10 operational divisions and more than 13 staff offices from across HHS, will prepare the agency's operational plan for implementing the National Strategy.
External link White House Launches National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The White House will officially launch the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the nation Tuesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. (EDT). HHS Secretary Sebelius will lead the briefing.
External link HHS Reallocates $25 Million to Extend Care to People on ADAP Waiting List
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the reallocation of $25 million for AIDS drug assistance to States that have AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists or have implemented strategies to contain costs and delay or prevent a waiting list.
External link White House Issues "Call to Action"
The White House has issued a call to action to help curtail the spread of HIV. Through the Office of National AIDS Policy webpage, people can submit their ideas to address the national strategy goals. Online submission will be received until November 13, 2009.
External link White House Announces New National HIV/AIDS Communication Campaign
The White House has launched this national HIV/AIDS campaign to raise awareness about the seriousness of HIV/AIDS in the United States. See how you can reroute yourself to good health.
IL-2 Immunotherapy Fails to Benefit HIV-Infected Individuals Already Taking Antiretrovirals
The third phase of clinical trials for an immune therapy booster individuals with HIV can use to increase their T cell count, has done little to combat diseases that can lead to death.
Anti-HIV Gel Shows Promise in Large-scale Study in Women
A 3,000-women study tested the effectiveness of anti-HIV gels that would be inserted into the vagina to deter virus transmission during intercourse.
External link Study sheds light on causes of HIV dementia Exit Disclaimer
Scientists from around the world have pinpointed the likelihood of developing HIV-related dementia to a variation of the virus that is more prevalent in the U.S. and Western Europe. It has been estimated that about half of all people infected with HIV will develop some degree of neurological complications
External link Plant used as HIV Deterrent Exit Disclaimer
A study published in the November 15 issue of the Journal of Immunology finds that the use of a chemical derived from Astragalus root, used in Chinese herbal tea, may prevent the body’s immune cells from losing their fighting capabilities, even if a person has HIV.
External link What Went Wrong Exit Disclaimer
A study in the Nov. 3 online issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine details what happened in the second phase of the clinical trial for the HIV-1 vaccine in September 2007. The drug seemed to hold promise, but was found to increase the risk of contracting the virus.
External link Antibody may Hold Promise
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute believe they may have found the next link to offer new treatments for combating HIV in a small portion of an antibody that has been shown to prevent the virus from entering cells.
External link The Body’s HIV drug Exit Disclaimer
Researchers at the University of Southern California are looking at the possibilities of preventing an HIV protein from bonding to an enzyme in human cells that fights off illnesses and has the potential to destroy the virus.
External link Mutated drug hinders HIV replication
A study found that the herpes virus caused the commonly used herpes drug acyclovir, which is used to treat oral and vaginal outbreaks, to mutate. After the drug mutated, scientists noticed the drug prevented the AIDS virus, HIV, from replicating.
External link Rates on the Rise Exit Disclaimer
HIV/AIDS rates increased faster among Asian and Pacific Islanders than among any other racial/ethnic group from 2001 to 2004.
External link HIV’s path to the brain Exit Disclaimer
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University have tracked the path of HIV and found how it has bypassed the blood brain barrier to infect the brain and lead to HIV-induced dementia in 20 percent of infected people.

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