miguel gomez et al, AIDS.gov: peer-generated new media in the fight against AIDS — a call to action (0130)

New Year’s Messages from AIDS.gov and Colleagues


this is an excellent 5-minute introduction to advocates using the new media for HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment & survival education.



New Year’s Messages from AIDS.gov and colleagues highlighting voices and new media lessons learned.

jules levin, NATAP: links to new DHHS HIV/AIDS guidelines reasoning (0099)

New Changes in DHHS Guidelines- HAART Recommended Earlier in HIV; new What To Start; DHHS Reasons for Changes – (12/05/09)

Panel recommends earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy with the following specific recommendations…..

actual Tables in DHHS Guidelines: Updated European (EACS) & USA Treatment Guidelines (DHHS) – (12/04/09)

European Treatment Guidelines – Comorbidities:
EACS: New EACS (European AIDS Clinical Society) HIV Guidelines: HIV treatment, comorbidities (prevention and management of metabolic diseases), management and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C coinfection in HIV+

jules levin, NATAP: early HAART — excerpts from DHHS guidelines (0098)

Excerpts from the DHHS Guidelines:

Treatment Goals (Updated December 1, 2009)

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local clinical trials network: VA in LA recruits vets over 50 for HIV/AIDS & aging study (0091)

Aging & HIV/AIDS Neurocognitive Sequelae and Functional Consequences


keep an eye peel for this.



Study ID NCT00675766
Status Recruiting
Source ClinicalTrials.gov
Started Sep 1 2005
Last Updated Jul 27 2009
Estimated Completion Jul 27 2009


While the numbers of HIV infected veterans under the age of 50 are declining, the percentage of HIV infected veterans over the age of 50 is increasing with the largest percentage increases in the 50-59 age group and the 70+ age group. With increasing incidence rates of new cases among individuals over 50 years of age and the longer life expectancies of the current HIV-infected population, it becomes increasingly important to better understand the impact of the aging process on the clinical and behavioral manifestations of HIV/AIDS.The project seeks to determine the effect of age on neuropsychological performance in HIV+ persons. This objective seeks to determine the degree to which older age represents an independent risk factor for neuropsychological impairment in HIV infected persons, with a particular emphasis on those cognitive processes that are preferentially impacted by both the normal aging process as well as HIV infection. Additionally, another aim of the study is to determine the impact of neuropsychological decline on everyday functional abilities among older vs. younger HIV+ adults. This objective seeks to determine the effects of advancing age and neuropsychological impairment on the ability of HIV+ persons to discharge more demanding requirements of independent living (e.g., driving, financial management, medication adherence). The project will last for a duration of 5 years. Subjects will be followed for 4 years, those who are enrolled in Year 1 will complete the study in Year 4 whereas those who enter in Year 2 will complete the study in Year 5.

AIDS.gov hosts federal phone conference for world AIDS day 2009 (0070)

World AIDS Day
Federal Conference Call

November 17, 2009:
2:30pm – 4:00pm (EST)

AIDS.gov World Aids Day Federal Conference Call. Tuesday November 17, 2009. 2:30pm - 4:00pm (EST). Space is limited, register today!

AIDS.gov is hosting a World AIDS Day Conference Call for Federal staff and grantees. The call will provide a brief update on the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and a brief overview of the global epidemic.

Participants will have a chance to ask these representatives about Federal HIV/AIDS programs:

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