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Forum now Hiring Deputy Director

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MAY-11-12  The Forum for Collaborative HIV Research currently seeks applicants for Deputy Director. This position, located in Washington D.C., oversees a moderately sized research program entitled the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, represents the Forum to outside organizations, and meets scientific goals and objectives set by the Executive Director. The Deputy Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining industry and other sponsor partnerships to advance Forum goals. Applications are due by June 1, 2012.  Click here to read more.
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AIDS 2012 Seeks Volunteer Coordination Assistant

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FEB-27-12  Based in Washington, D.C. and reporting to the Congress & Exhibition Project Manager, the Volunteer Coordination Assistant will be responsible for the AIDS 2012 Volunteer Programme.  Send your application by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by March 5, 2012.  For more information, click here or go to www.aids2012.org.
 

On behalf of the Fenway Institute, Center for American Progress: Sign On to Public Comment Re: Asking SOGI Questions in Clinical Settings

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Please consider signing your institution or organization on to a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in support of including sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) functionality as a certification requirement for Electronic Health Records under the meaningful use program in 2017. Such a move could dramatically increase SOGI data collection in health care settings, and allow us to better understand and address LGBT health disparities.

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We welcome Dr. Gaston Picchio as the new industry co-chair of the HCV DrAG. We look forward to the leadership he will provide for the group as the DrAG continues to evolve to meet real-time challenges in the field

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HIVMA and Center for Global Health Policy Congratulate Dr. Deborah Birx on Confirmation as Ambassador and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

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Released: April 3, 2014

Statement from the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy and the HIV Medicine Association Confirmation of Deborah L. Birx, MD as Ambassador-at-large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

The confirmation of Dr. Deborah Birx as Ambassador at Large and Global AIDS Coordinator takes the next phase of the fight against the HIV pandemic forward with strength, purpose and great promise. The board and members of HIVMA and the Center for Global Health Policy congratulate Dr. Birx, and affirm our confidence in her passion, knowledge, and demonstrated commitment to confronting, preventing and treating HIV worldwide.

Dr. Birx has worked with governments of countries with the largest HIV and TB burdens, to test and treat men and women for both diseases, to improve health outcomes, decrease transmission, and address underlying issues of infectious disease threats that include poverty, gender inequality, and discriminatory neglect.

“Her focus, determination and dedication to research and to bringing evidence-based answers to the people who need them most will be valuable assets during this challenging time,” said Dr. Ken Mayer, co-chair of the Center for Global Health Policy’s Scientific Advisory Committee.  “Her advocacy for adequate and appropriate resources will be vital to the continued success of United States efforts to combat AIDS worldwide.”

“Dr. Birx is a leader committed to meeting the needs of the most marginalized populations.  Her confirmation sends a strong signal that the work set in place by Ambassador Eric Goosby to reach men who have sex with men, sex workers, and people who inject drugs will forge ahead,” said Dr. Joel Gallant, Chair of HIVMA. “We are counting on her leadership to ensure that the global fight against HIV continues to address the impact of bias and discrimination on HIV prevention, care, and treatment.”

HIVMA and the Center for Global Health Policy look forward to the day she takes office and to lending her our support.
 

ViiV Healthcare Announces Next Round of the Positive Action Southern Initiative to Support Linkages to HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Adherence

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ViiV Healthcare Announces Next Round of the Positive Action Southern Initiative to Support Linkages to HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Adherence
Commitment to Hard-Hit Southern U.S. Continues – Letters of Interest Now Open for Organizations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi

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On Behalf of HIVMA: Support Action on Anti-LGBT Laws

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Join the more than 400 HIV clinicians and researchers who have signed a letter that will be sent to President Obama urging the U.S. government to take concrete steps to protect LGBT patients, their providers and the organizations that work with them in Uganda and Nigeria and to make it clear that the U.S. cannot accept actions like these policies.  Please also help by distributing this message to colleagues so we can send a loud and clear message from the HIV medical and scientific communities.

Click here to sign on by Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10 AM EST.

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APA Cyber Mentors Program for HIV/AIDS Researchers

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The APA Cyber Mentors program is an NIMH-funded mentoring program  for early-career investigators conducting or interested in HIV/AIDS research.  In addition to mentoring and training during this two-year program, protégés are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in funds to support their career goals. 

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IDSA and AASLD with IAS-USA Launch HCVguidelines.org Website

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A new website provides the most up-to-date guidance on appropriate care for practitioners who treat patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV).HCVguidelines.org, developed by IDSA and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA), offers evidence-based, consensus recommendations for the screening, treatment and management of patients with HCV.

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amfAR and TAG Call for a Strategic Research Agenda Needed to End HIV/AIDS in the United States

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The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) called for a deliberate and expedited research agenda designed to begin to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. The new report, Filling the Gaps in the U.S. Treatment Cascade: Developing a Community-Driven Research Agenda, summarizes key implementation science research priorities developed at a June 2013 gathering of HIV community activists, researchers and policy makers, and health care providers. Participants identified critical areas for research and policy to address gaps in the United States continuum of HIV care, also known as the HIV treatment cascade.

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