July 15, 2020
Interesting HIV medication and treatment highlights from the AIDS 2020 meeting:
Data shows long-acting injectable cabotegravir is more effective in preventing HIV than daily oral Truvada: Updated results from the HPTN 083 study found that cabotegravir for long-acting...
June 26, 2020
Below is the preliminary schedule of AETC Program sessions and poster presentations planned for the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment. The AETC National Coordinating Resource Center will also be exhibiting, representing the AETC Program's training materials,...
June 25, 2020
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response on May 19, 2020, very similar to science-based guidance issued earlier in May by the American Dental Association (ADA).“Oral...
June 4, 2020
I never thought my experience as a Black woman, nor my experience as a woman who enjoys sex, would combine in a way that could put me in jail. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 2003, I had a very limited understanding of what that meant with respect to accessing treatment, being virally...
May 5, 2020
From our colleagues at TargetHIV, Creative Responses to COVID-19 highlights some of the approaches Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees are taking to respond to clinic changes and provider and patient needs during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. The blog...
February 10, 2020
In HIV prevention and care, rural communities are often left out of the mix. But the Oregon Health Authority, in partnership with the YTH (Youth Tech Health) Initiative at ETR, is engaging rural communities in taking charge of their HIV prevention and treatment via Oregon Reminders.
How one Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) is Addressing Accessibility and 508 Compliance
January 9, 2020
Web developers and digital content creators know that website accessibility and 508 compliance is a critical requirement. Their websites and web materials must meet all the accessibility laws and regulations. To ensure equal access to information for all, including those with disabilities....
The Intersection of HIV and SUD: An Innovative Partnership to Educate and Support Two Critically Important Workforces
January 9, 2020
A network of federally funded training centers has existed since the early 1990’s to educate and build the capacity of clinicians and healthcare professionals to diagnose, treat and manage HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), substance use disorders (SUDs), mental health disorders...
Curing Hepatitis C in People with HIV in the United States: A Federal, State and Local Collaboration
May 28, 2019
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection affects roughly 25% of people with HIV in the United States (U.S.).[i] To effectively combat this epidemic, ongoing provider education has been identified as a key initiative to enhance screening, diagnosis, linkage to care, and treatment of HCV. While many...
April 25, 2019
TDF/FTC (Truvada) is the only ARV combination currently approved by the FDA for use as preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The multinational Phase 3 DISCOVER Study compared the efficacy and safety of TAF/FTC (Descovy) with TDF/FTC, in HIV-uninfected cisgender MSM and transgender women at high risk...
April 25, 2019
At CROI 2019, investigators presented 48-week results from the Phase 3 international multisite ATLAS and FLAIR studies of long-acting 2-drug injectable therapy. The study regimen consisted of the integrase inhibitor cabotegravir (CAB) plus the NNRTI rilpivirine (RPV), both given every 4 weeks as...
April 19, 2019
In April 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a combination pill comprising the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (DTG), 50 mg, and the NRTI lamivudine (3TC), 300 mg, for use as a complete ARV regimen for initial HIV treatment of patients. The approval specifies that DTG/3TC is...
February 14, 2019
Immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) refers to starting HIV treatment as soon as possible after the diagnosis of HIV infection, preferably on the first clinic visit (and even on the same day the HIV diagnosis is made). This strategy also is known as "rapid ART," "same-day ART," and "treatment...
February 1, 2019
The emergence of chronic disease complications in controlled HIV disease has changed the landscape of HIV clinical care. HIV infection confers an increased cardiovascular disease risk which is thought to be due to a complex interplay of mechanistic factors. While traditional cardiovascular risk...
January 15, 2019
Cross-posted from TargetHIV coverage of the 2018 National Ryan White Conference.
Regional AETCs across the United States are working to bring new clinicians into the HIV workforce through inter-professional education (IPE) programs. IPE trains learners in teams in clinical...
December 7, 2018
Taking effective HIV medications as prescribed offers many benefits for people with HIV—life expectancy normalizes and viral loads drop below detectable levels, preventing the risk of sexual transmission in those who achieve and maintain durable viral suppression. Unfortunately, many individuals...
Short Bites: The Association between Oral Disease and Type of Antiretroviral Therapy among Perinatally HIV-Infected Youth
December 5, 2018
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been very successful at preserving immune function and controlling opportunistic infections among individuals infected with HIV. Oral mucosal diseases associated with advanced immunosuppression, including candidiasis and hairy leukoplakia, are significantly less...
November 26, 2018
The AETC Program was well represented at the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment. The AETC National Coordinating Resource Center exhibited an array of AETC Program developed resources and promotional items.TitleSession IDTypePresenters/ PanelistsDate/time...
October 17, 2018
When a patient presents to your emergency department, urgent care or clinic with a chief complaint of sexual assault within the last 24 hours, the challenge is recognizing that, along with safety and criminal justice concerns, this patient has emergent health needs. One of the most urgent of...
October 16, 2018
The International AIDS Society (IAS)-USA recently released its 2018 HIV treatment and prevention recommendations. The document is particularly notable for its discussion of "When to Start ART."
The IAS-USA recommends "rapid" or immediate start of ART upon diagnosis of HIV, stating that...
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