HIV and AIDS U.S. RESOURCES

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FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg's statement on FDA's blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men
"Over the past several years, in collaboration with other government agencies, the FDA has carefully examined and considered the available scientific evidence relevant to its blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men, including the results of several recently completed scientific studies and recent epidemiologic data. Following this review, and taking into account the recommendations of advisory committees to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FDA, the agency will take the necessary steps to recommend a change to the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex with men from indefinite deferral to one year since the last sexual contact."
FDA.gov, December 23, 2014.

Maraviroc Dose Could Be Too Low for Many African–Americans
"NEW YORK (Reuters Health)—Current dosing of the HIV drug maraviroc could be inadequate for half of African–American patients, according to a new pharmacokinetic study in healthy volunteers."
Reuters Health, September 08, 2014.

CA Man Charged With Willfully Spreading HIV
"SAN DIEGO—A landscape architect known to frequent San Diego is being charged with knowingly infecting a man with HIV. Now, the San Diego City Attorney's Office may be looking into possibly dozens of other victims.
Thomas Guerra, 29, who is also known as Ashton Chavez, is being charged by the City Attorney's Office for willfully exposing himself to another person with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV."
(Includes text and video)
10 News San Diego, August 26, 2014.

Stigma is a Side–Effect of HIV–Prevention Medicine
This story is part of a partnership that includes WABE , NPR and Kaiser Health News. It can be republished for free.
"In order to slow the spread of HIV, certain people who do not have the virus but are at risk should take medication to prevent becoming infected. That's the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and just recently, the World Health Organization. ... Dr. Melanie Thompson...the principal investigator of the AIDS Consortium of Atlanta has long worked in HIV research. She has encountered reluctance from some to prescribe PrEP because of lack of knowledge about it.
'This is an interesting thing to me,' she says, 'because doctors who say, 'I don't want to prescribe PrEP to somebody who might be at risk for HIV because they might not use condoms.' You know, it's an approach we wouldn't take in other areas of medicine.'
Thompson says no doctor would refuse to prescribe cholesterol–lowering statins to patients because they're overweight. Somehow, the conversation around PrEP is different.
'So I think it's a very interesting moralistic attitude that soon will be outdated. But I do think that this is a barrier for some patients,'Thompson says. 'They feel stigmatized. And honestly, health care providers need to step up their game and do better than that.'"
WABE, August 12, 2014.

Viral Reseroir Seen 'Strikingly' Soon After HIV Infection
"Before the latent HIV reservoir can be eradicated, clinicians must be able to measure it. "Right now, the assays we have to measure it are expensive, require a lot of blood, and we are not exactly sure what they measure," Nicolas Chomont, PhD, from the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida in Port Sainte Lucie, said during the news conference.
A reported scientific priority for the International AIDS Society has been to develop assays that can measure the size of the reservoir. Dr. Chomont's team has come up with a novel assay they call the Tat/Rev Induced Limiting Dilution Assay, or TILDA."
Medscape Medical News, August 08. 2014.

Routine HIV Screening in Two Health–Care Settings—New York City and New Orleans, 2011–2013
"This report describes novel HIV screening programs at the Urban Health Plan (UHP), Inc. in New York City and the Interim Louisiana Hospital (ILH) in New Orleans."
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, June 27, 2014.

PrEP Guidelines 2014
2014 Guidelines from the CDC regarding Pre–Exposture Prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV Infection in the U.S.

Ex-Inmates with HIV: 'Falling Into the Abyss'
A pilot project underway in six states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico aims to pinpoint (and close) the gaps in HIV care between correctional facilities and outside treatment centers—and to nudge formerly incarcerated persons with HIV to be proactive about dealing with their infectious disease.
The Crime Report, May 08, 2014.

About 900,000 Americans Have HIV, Government Says
Reuters, February 25, 2002

AIDS Talk Costs Job: Ahern Asked To Leave Rowland's Office
The Hartford Courant, June 7, 2002

Anemia Is A Common, Serious Problem for HIV-Infected Women
Reuters Health, February 8, 2002

Tenofovir: The First Nucleotide for HIV Infection
Infections in Medicine 19(1):11, 38, 2002

US Foundation Bars Glaxo Over AIDS Drug Pricing
Reuters Health, May 27, 2002

White House Considering Shift in HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies
Reuters Health, February 26, 2002

Young HIV Carriers Unaware of Virus
The Associated Press, July 8, 2002

Cannabinoid Use Unlikely to Affect Efficacy of HIV Therapy
Reuters Health, March 20, 2002

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Risk Behaviors Among Men at High Risk for HIV Infection
American Journal of Public Health 214-219, February 2002, Vol 92, No. 2.

Control of HSV-2 Infections Could Help Prevent HIV Spread
Reuters Health, January 7, 2002

End-Stage AIDS Patient Profile in US Has Changed Since HAART
Reuters Health, March 15, 2002

Group: Elderly New Face of HIV-AIDS
The Associated Press, May 11, 2002

High Prevalence of HIV Infection Seen Among Incarcerated Women
Reuters Health, April 29, 2002

High-Risk Sex Among Men Linked to Childhood Abuse
Reuters Health, February 4, 2002

Mom's HIV Drugs Not Linked to Premature Birth
Reuters Health, June 13, 2002

Increased Selenium May Protect HIV-Positive Patients From Mycobacterial Disease
Reuters Health, March 8, 2002

NIH Research: Garlic Supplements Reduce Blood Levels of Saquinavir
AIDS Read 12(2):60, 2002

Older HIV-Infected Patients As Responsive to ART As Younger Individuals
Reuters Health, May 15, 2002.

Patient Factors Predict HAART Use Among HIV-Positive Women
Reuters Health, January 7, 2002

Rural Black Women in US Not Worried About HIV Infection
Reuters Health, April 3, 2002

Research Developments in HIV/AIDS
AIDS Read 12(1):12-16, 2002

Rifamycin Resistance Seen in AIDS Patients With TB Receiving Intermittent Therapy
Reuters Health, March 15, 2002

Rural Americans with HIV Suffer Emotional Damage
Reuters Health, April 18, 2001

'Safer Sex Fatigue,' Confidence in HIV Treatment Lead to Risky Sex Behavior
Reuters Health, April 23, 2002

AIDS Epidemic Takes Toll on Black Women
The New York Times, July 3, 2001

AIDS in Prisons
The New York Times, May 21, 2001

Ashcroft Says Will Halt INS Bid to Deport Thai Boy
Reuters, July 23, 2001

Black Leaders Issue AIDS Alert
The Associated Press, June 8, 2001

Factors Affecting Quality of Life in Patients With HIV Infection
The AIDS Reader, 2001

Forty Million Living with HIV
BBC News, November 28, 2001

HIV From Heterosexual Sex Soars Among Teen Girls
Reuters Health, July 20, 2001

HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis In The 21st Century
Emerging Infectious Diseases (7)2, 2001

Intensive Grief Counseling Can Reduce Viral Load
Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, May 2001

Labor Body Backs Job Code to Protect AIDS Sufferers
Reuters, June 22, 2001

Management of HIV-Infected Women and Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Report is part of the material from the First International AIDS Symposium Conference on HIV Pathogens and Treatment, held July, 2001 in Argentina.

Many HIV Patients Don't Plan for End-Of-Life Care
Reuters Health, June 13, 2001

Miami Research: Counseling Weakens HIV
Miami Herald, March 3, 2001

New HIV Infections Striking Nearly 1 in 7 Young, Gay Black Men
MSNBC, May 31, 2001

Some Terminally Ill Parents Avoid Custody Planning
Reuters Health, June 12, 2001

Psychological Aspects of Living with HIV Disease
Western Journal of Medicine, November 2001

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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AIDSinfo
P.O. Box 6303
Rockville, MD 20849-6303
Phone: (301) 519-0459
TTY Toll-free: 1-888-480-3739
Toll-free: 1-800-448-0440
www.aidsinfo.nih.gov
An HIV/AIDS education and resource center provided as a service of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. Includes information about treatment, drugs, and clinical trials.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
UC San Francisco
74 New Montgomery, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 597-9100
URL: www.caps.ucsf.edu
Research projects, model programs, fact sheets, education and research publications available for download. Includes English and Spanish sections for pediatric AIDS, adolescents, Latino, African-American, and the elderly.

Johns Hopkins AIDS Service
P.O. Box 5252
Baltimore, MD 21224
hopkinsguides.com
Education, prevention, treatment, Q&A, free newsletter, epidemiology info. Sections for patients and professionals, links and referrals.

National Association on HIV Over Fifty
23 Miner Street
Boston, MA 02215-3318
Phone: (617) 233-7107
www.hivoverfifty.org
The NAHOF's mission is to promote the availability of a full range of educational, prevention, service and health care programs for persons over age fifty affected by HIV.

National Center for HIV, STD & TB Prevention
1108 Corporate Square
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (404) 639-8040
www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/nchstp.html

Townspeople
4080 Centre Street, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-295-8802
Fax:619-295-4203
Email: Support@Townspeople.org
www.townspeople.org/
Townspeople assists San Diegans with HIV and AIDS in locating affordable housing, income assistance, healthcare needs, and food.

Yoga Group, Inc.
5474 W. Leawood Drive
Littleton, CO 80123
www.yogagroup.org
Non-profit group providing free yoga classes to people with HIV/AIDS. Referrals to groups in other areas, articles, recommended yoga postures, free meditation workshops.

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