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September 19, 2012
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in the spotlight

IDWeek Meeting Reminders

The inaugural IDWeek conference, Oct. 17-21, in San Diego, is just around the corner. Take a look at the complete HIV/TB Track, available online (PDF) [Track is being finalized, link to come] to help you choose which sessions to add to your schedule. Read More...
 

new at HIVMA

HIVMA Opposes HIV-Specific Criminalization Laws

Joining dozens of HIV advocacy organizations and individuals affected by HIV across the country, HIVMA earlier this month voiced opposition to HIV-specific criminalization laws by endorsing a consensus statement developed by the Positive Justice Project. Read More...

clinical news & resources

HHS ART Guidelines Panel Issues Statement on New Combination Pill

The Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents recently recommended elvitegravir (EVG)/cobicistat (COBI)/tenofovir (TDF)/emtricitabine (FTC) as an alternative regimen for ART-naive patients. Read More...

federal & state news

HIVMA, IDSA Urge Congress to Stop Steep Budget Cuts Set for January

HIVMA joined IDSA in a recent letter to Congress urging action to prevent “sequestration”—across the board cuts to all federal agencies—from occurring on Jan. 1, 2013. Read More...

global news

Thai HIV Vaccine Trial Yields More News

A trial that showed a vaccine can prevent HIV infection also has shown that the vaccine changed the virus in people who did become infected, according to research revealed earlier this month at the AIDS Vaccine 2012 conference. Read More...

meetings & opportunities

Hepatitis C CME Activities Available

Two CME-accredited viral hepatitis courses, developed by IAS-USA, will be held in several cities this fall.  Read More...
In This Issue
in the spotlight
IDWeek Meeting Reminders
CMS to Include Maintenance of Certification in Incentive Program for 2012
new at HIVMA
HIVMA Opposes HIV-Specific Criminalization Laws
clinical news & resources
HHS ART Guidelines Panel Issues Statement on New Combination Pill
Identifying Substance Abuse in HIV-Infected Patients
HIV-Related Disparities Higher for African Americans and Younger Adults
Now Available: Common Patient Assistance Program Application Tool
federal & state news
HIVMA, IDSA Urge Congress to Stop Steep Budget Cuts Set for January
CMS Issues Final Regulations on EHR Meaningful Use
global news
Thai HIV Vaccine Trial Yields More News
The Role of HIV-Related Stigma in Maternal Care in Kenya
HIVís Impact on Men Who Have Sex with Men
meetings & opportunities
Hepatitis C CME Activities Available
Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding Available
NIAID Seeks Applications for Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging
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