In 2018, initial results from the Tsepamo study of birth outcomes in Botswanan women treated with ART during pregnancy raised questions about the safety of dolutegravir (DTG) when given at the time of conception or very early in pregnancy. Specifically, an early interim analysis found a higher proportion of neural tube defects (NTDs) in infants born to women who were taking DTG at the time of conception (0.94%) compared with women taking ART regimens that did not include DTG (0.12%).
As the global battle to understand and eliminate the coronavirus continues, a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research demonstrates that testing of oropharyngeal secretions (OS) may reduce the number of false-negative results from nasal swab testing of patients who have seemingly recovered from the disease.
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, services, and clinical resources. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Please continue to check back for updates and for the complete schedule.
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).
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 suppressed, dating, disclosure, fear... living. I would wait until my family finished eating, washing clothes and dishes for the day before I would wash and clean for myself. This is no way to live while managing an illness.
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 post underlines three programmatic areas - policies and procedures, communication, and helping to fill basic needs like food and rent.
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. Because the RWHAP AETCs facilitate the transfer of high-quality clinical HIV information to healthcare professionals, it is essential that content is developed with accessibility laws and standards in mind.
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 and other social determinants of health, which impact access to quality care for vulnerable populations.