September 9, 2021
With the current increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States (U.S.), this information will benefit not just dentists but all healthcare providers.
As of December 20, 2020, the following states are permitting dentists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine: Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana,...
June 2, 2021
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many adults faced barriers to receiving oral health care, increasing their risk of infection and the need for emergency hospital visits. And now, as unmet dental needs worsen while the pandemic lingers and people suffer the loss of jobs and dental insurance,...
May 20, 2021
Study shows SARS-CoV-2 infection risk at the dentist’s office is low.
A new study’s findings dispel the misconception that patients and providers are at high risk of catching COVID-19 at the dentist’s office.
SARS-CoV-2 spreads mainly through respiratory droplets, and...
Providing Innovative Interventions to Support Linkage, Re-engagement, and Retention in Care to Help End the HIV Epidemic
May 12, 2021
National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors' (NASTAD) Center for Innovation and Engagement (CIE)
As public health professionals, educators, and HIV care providers, it is imperative that we develop truly innovative approaches to address the health...
May 12, 2021
HIV Care Tools combines the most up-to-date, HIV screening, prevention, and care resources in one mobile app, to provide access to essential point-of-care information and expert clinical support with just one touch.
HIV Care Tools is for busy clinicians from novice-to-expert, clinic...
May 5, 2021
Working on the front lines of COVID-19, infectious diseases specialist and South Central AIDS Education and Training Center (SCAETC) Medical Director at Access Health Louisiana, Dr. MarkAlain Dery, observed that other healthcare professionals were getting lost in both the bulk and complexity of...
February 25, 2021
CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2021) – The American Dental Association (ADA) has been tracking developments of tongue and mouth issues COVID-19 patients experience since early on in the pandemic. Oral health is an important and vital part of overall health, and the ADA is continuing to...
January 25, 2021
Even before COVID-19 inexorably changed social and clinical protocols, dental offices dealt with patients who claimed to “know better” than their providers when it came to health risks. From unvaccinated patients to incomplete health histories, failure to cooperate results in ethical and legal...
December 23, 2020
The relationship between oral health and overall health has been well established for many comorbidities including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
We are still learning about COVID-19 and how it affects people living with HIV. Based on limited data, people with HIV who are on...
December 22, 2020
We close out 2020 by recognizing the productivity of the AETC community despite this year’s challenges and setbacks. In addition to restructuring and reimagining their clinical settings and AETC-related programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AETC members were also researching and...
December 4, 2020
Highlights from the NIH Directors Blog (9/3/20), by Dr. Francis Collins
Among the many longer-term health problems that have been associated with COVID-19 are shortness of breath, fatigue, cognitive issues, erratic heartbeat, gastrointestinal issues, low-...
December 4, 2020
With the number of Coronavirus cases surpassing 7.3 million and 210,000 deaths in the United States, dental offices continue to be faced with shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Surge capacity refers to the ability to manage a sudden increase in patient volume that would severely...
December 4, 2020
CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2020 — Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on data collected in June 2020. The result is far below that of other health...
Addressing the HIV Outbreak among People with HIV and the American Indian Community: MATEC Minnesota's HIV Practice Transformation Project Successes
November 17, 2020
The Native American Community Clinic (NACC) in Minneapolis has been highly successful in integrating HIV care into their Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Minnesota has eleven sovereign American Indian (AI) nations1, and the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis (where NACC is...
Integrating Behavioral Health and Clinical Care to End the HIV Epidemic among Black Men who have Sex with Men
October 29, 2020
Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are more affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. In spite of recent incremental progress to reduce the rate of increase in new HIV infections, Black men continue to account for the largest proportion of new HIV diagnoses among MSM. Not...
October 20, 2020
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northeast/Caribbean (NECA) AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) found itself in need of a massive shift in its training methods. Within a matter of days, we were faced with shifting all of our in-person learning sessions to an entirely virtual...
September 20, 2020
A long-acting formulation of the investigational integrase inhibitor cabotegravir (CAB) is being studied as a single agent for HIV prevention. (CAB also has been studied, in combination with long-acting rilpivirine, as treatment for people with HIV, see Long-Acting Injectable ART: Cabotegravir...
Short Bites: Testing and Clinical Management of Health Care Personnel Potentially Exposed to HCV — CDC Guidance
September 4, 2020
Recommendations and Reports / July 24, 2020 / 69(6);1–8
Exposure to hepatitis viruses is a recognized occupational risk for health care personnel (HCP). This report establishes new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that includes recommendations for a testing...
September 4, 2020
In July 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved fostemsavir (FTR) for treatment of people with multi-drug resistant HIV-1 whose current ARV regimen is failing because of resistance, intolerance, or safety issues. FTR is a novel attachment inhibitor that binds the HIV envelope...
August 29, 2020
Over the past few years, numerous studies have examined weight gain in people with HIV who start or change antiretroviral therapy (ART). While it is clear that some people gain excessive amounts of weight after starting (and sometimes upon changing) ART, the roles of specific antiretroviral (ARV...
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