Our recently revised AIDSinfo HIV-related fact sheets for consumers are now available in Spanish on infoSIDA, our Spanish-language companion website. The fact sheets are written in easy-to-understand language and provide information on topics related to HIV prevention, treatment, and research, as well as HIV and pregnancy and side effects of HIV medicines. The Spanish-language fact sheets include the same features found on our English-language fact sheets, including links to glossary definitions for many HIV-related terms and links to additional resources. Visit infoSIDA to view or download the Spanish-language fact sheets today!
“At a White House event [on December 2, 2013] to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that the National Institutes of Health plans to redirect AIDS research funds to expand support for research directed toward a cure for HIV. NIH plans to invest an additional $100 million over the next three fiscal years on this increasingly promising area of HIV/AIDS research. …
“It is anticipated that a significant portion of the new investment will support basic research, which will also benefit all other areas of AIDS research, as well as research on other diseases. These studies will include research on viral reservoirs, viral latency, and viral persistence, as well as studies of neutralizing antibodies. Research on animal models, drug development and preclinical testing of more potent antiretroviral compounds capable of diminishing viral reservoirs, and clinical research, including studies on therapeutic vaccines and other immune enhancers, will also be supported.”
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December 1 marks the 25th annual observance of World AIDS Day. The theme of this year’s observance is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” The wider availability of antiretroviral drugs, promising research on HIV vaccines and on the use of treatment as prevention, and declines in mother-to-child transmission of HIV are examples of how partnerships at home and across the world are bringing the promise of an AIDS-free generation closer.
Browse our World AIDS Day webpage [en español] to learn more about this annual observance. The page includes links to HIV-related information from AIDSinfo and other sources.
The AIDSinfo HIV-related fact sheets for consumers have been revised and are newly available in Web-friendly and downloadable formats. Written in easy-to-understand language, the fact sheets provide information on topics related to HIV prevention, treatment, and research, as well as HIV and pregnancy and side effects of HIV medicines. The fact sheets are based on information from federally approved sources.
Key features of the fact sheets include:
The revised fact sheets will soon be available in Spanish on infoSIDA.
AIDSinfo welcomes feedback on the fact sheets, including suggestions on topics for additional fact sheets. Please send your comments to ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announce the release of the updated Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children. The guidelines were simultaneously published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ).
Selected key updates to the guidelines include the following:
In addition to information on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of each OI, the guidelines include a summary of the most important recommendations for each OI at the beginning of each section and a table of dosing recommendations at the end of each section. Summary tables are included at the end of the document that list dosing recommendations for preventing and treating OIs in children, drug preparation and toxicity information for children, and major drug-drug interactions.
To view or download the guidelines, go to the Pediatric OI Prevention and Treatment Guidelines section of AIDSinfo. Separate PDF files of the tables can also be downloaded from the page.
Your Feedback Is Welcome
Feedback on the latest revisions to the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children is welcome. Please send your comments with the subject line “Comments on Pediatric OI Prevention and Treatment Guidelines” to ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov by November 20, 2013.
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