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VIDEO: Dr. Jonathan Mermin on PrEP and an AIDS-Free Generation

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MAR-26-12  At the recent 19th CROI meeting, Dr. Ron Valdiserri spoke with Dr. Jonathan Mermin about some of the significant findings from the conference including advances related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the growing discussions of an AIDS-free generation.  Read more.
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A History of the International AIDS Conference

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MAR-28-12  Join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center to look at the history of the International AIDS Conference on March 28th from 11:45am-1:30pm EST.  Read more.  
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New Analysis from Kaiser of State Medicaid Coverage of Routine HIV Screening

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MAR-21-12  A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines state Medicaid coverage of routine HIV screening and finds that currently, about half of states cover routine screening under their Medicaid programs.  Read more.
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May 10th FDA Advisory Committee Meeting: Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

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MAY-10-12  FDA is announcing an upcoming meeting of its Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee on May 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The committee will discuss an efficacy supplement for TRUVADA (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Tablet, submitted by Gilead Sciences, Inc.  Read more.
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President Obama Appoints Dr. Grant Colfax as Director of White House ONAP

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MAR-14-12  Today, President Obama announced the appointment of one of the nation’s leading public health policy experts as the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Grant Colfax, MD, Director of the HIV Prevention Section in the San Francisco Department of Public Health will coordinate the continuing efforts of the government to reduce the number of HIV infections across the United States.  Read more.
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VIDEO: The Impact of Missed Health Care Visits on HIV Outcomes and Mortality

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MAR-14-12  VIDEO: At the 19th CROI meeting last week, Dr. Ron Valdiserri spoke with Dr. Michael Horberg about the paper Dr. Horberg presented at CROI on the impact of missed office visits on HIV outcomes and mortality.  Click here to read more.  
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Fenway Institute Report on PrEP Implementation Issues

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FEB-24-12  The Fenway Institute recently published a review of PrEP implementation issues, titled Pre-exposure prophyalxis for HIV prevention: Moving toward implementation.  Click here to read more.  

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ASM Award for Young HIV Researcher

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FEB-24-12  The American Society for Microbiology is currently accepting nominations for the ICAAC Young Investigator Awards that will be presented at the 52nd ICAAC meeting.  Click here to read more.
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14th Intn'l Workshop on Co-morbidities & Adverse Drug Reactions in HIV

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FEB-22-12  Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 14th International Workshop on Co-morbidities & Adverse Drug Reactions in HIV.  Click here to read more.

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On Behalf of IDSA/HIVMA: Petition to Congress in Response to Reinstatement of Syringe Exchange Ban

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FEB-02-12 Please consider lending your name to a position statement to congress condemning the December 2011 reinstatement of the U.S. Congressional ban on the use of federal funds to support needle and syringe programs (NSPs). Scientists are especially encouraged to sign. Click here to learn more and to sign the petition. 
 
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