Recent Releases: Impact Of CDC HIV Testing Recommendations; Journal Focus On HIV Research; Comments On Travel Ban Removal; Launch Of Condom CampaignStudy Examines Impact Of CDC Recommendations On HIV Testing In Southeastern U.S.
The Journal of General Internal Medicine published a study that examines the impact of CDC's 2006 guidelines recommending routine HIV screening on testing in a number of southeastern U.S. health centers that serve communities disproportionately affected by HIV. According to the study, "By integrating CDC-recommended guidelines and applying rapid test technology, health centers were able to provide new access to HIV testing," concluding, "Over time, we anticipate that HIV screening will become seamlessly integrated into primary care in these settings and that access will become more consistent for all patients" (Myers et al., August 2009).
Journal Nature Medicine Includes Section Focusing On HIV Research
The August issue of Nature Medicine includes an editorial that discusses the developments in HIV research over the past 20 years and several articles related to the virus under the topic, "Focus on HIV/AIDS Research." The section includes articles addressing HIV-related policies, recent clinical findings, and vaccine development (August 2009).
HIV Medicine Association Submits Comments To CDC Supporting Lifting Of HIV Travel Ban (.pdf, 8/11)
- AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launches Campaign Promoting Condom Use, Targeting Bars, Night Clubs (8/11)