HIV Forum congrulates Nina Mani on her new position at FDA
MAY-17-13 Please join the Forum in congratulating Nina Mani on an exciting new career move. Nina is leaving the Forum, but she is not going far – starting June 3 she will join the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation Research, Division of Antiviral Products. That we will miss her is the understatement of the century. But the offer to join our colleagues at the FDA as a project manager presented a phenomenal opportunity – an excellent fit for her career path. We congratulate Jeff, Kim, Jules and Patrick on an excellent choice! We imagine that many of you will have the pleasure of interacting with her in her new capacity.
National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan to Be Renewed
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MAY-16-13 Dr. Howard Koh, the Assistant Secretary for Health,
announced on May 16 that
the partner agencies are committed and dedicated to renewing the Action Plan
for another three years and are currently working on their vision and
priorities for 2014-2016.
New AIDS Publication: "Getting to normal: are we there yet?"
May-08-13 - Forum Executive
Director Veronica Miller and Executive Committee Member Michael Horberg have
co-authored an editorial comment, "Getting to normal: are we there
yet?" in Volume 27, Issue 6 of AIDS.
Click Here to Access the Article
Task Force Calls for Routine HIV Testing for All Adults
The USPSTF is calling for HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk, a change that may help lift some of the stigma associated with HIV testing. Read more >>
New Primer from NASTAD - Increasing the Viral Hepatitis Response through Health Reform
The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to not only improve access to essential
care and treatment for people living with viral hepatitis, but to
diagnose viral hepatitis earlier and prevent new infections. In light of
the ACA's anniversary, NASTAD has released a primer on viral
hepatitis and the ACA, The Affordable Care Act and the Silent Epidemic: Increasing the Viral Hepatitis Response through Health Reform.
Learn more >>
See the Primer >>
Robert Malow Memorial HIV Listserv
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The Forum mourns the passing of Dr. Robert Malow, a
Professor in the Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and
Director of the AIDS Prevention Program at Florida International
University. While his career focused on HIV/AIDS prevention,
generating over $27,000,000 in funded research, many know Dr. Marlow for his
HIV ListServ. Dr. Malow's HIV ListServ has been a valuable tool in the
field of HIV/AIDS research and key resource on the Forum's website for
. You may submit comments of remembrance that will be compiled into a multimedia tribute to be displayed at his memorial: email
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HCV Education for New Treaters Available from AASLD
MAR-19-13 The American Association for the Study of
Liver Diseases has launched a new educational program providing practical
strategies for managing patients with viral hepatitis C.
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The Nation Bids Farewell: A Card In Memory of C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD
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As the nation and indeed the world says goodbye to Dr. C.
Everett Koop, the 13th
Surgeon General of the U.S., and one of the
greatest public health leaders of all time, the Forum for Collaborative HIV
Research expresses its gratitude for Dr. Koop's leadership from the first days
of the AIDS crisis to the end of Dr. Koop's life when he advocated for
accelerated HIV testing.
SAMHSA Announces New Funding for Rapid Hepatitis C Screening in Drug Treatment Programs
SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment announced a new $1 million funding opportunity that supports rapid HCV screening and referral to care in non profit opioid treatment programs. View the Announcement >>
FAPP & GAPP to "We the People" - Commit Resources to Ensure an AIDS Free Generation
The Federal AIDS Policy Partnership (FAPP) and the Global
AIDS Policy Partnership request your support and signature on a petition to the
White House, calling for President Obama to fully support funding for an
AIDS-free generation. At least 100,000 signatures are required to gain a
response from the White House. Sign the Petition Now >>