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Issue No. 15 | May 31, 2013
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News and Features 

Updated AIDSinfo Drug Database Offers Health Professionals and Patients the Latest HIV-Related Drug Information

The latest additions to the AIDSinfo drug database provide health care providers and patients with even more information on HIV/AIDS-related drugs.
 
Recent improvements to the database include:

  • Investigational HIV drug summaries for health professionals that include the most recent information on pharmacology, dosing, adverse events, and drug interactions. The drug summaries also feature drug compound details from ChemIDplus Advanced (United States National Library of Medicine) and the HIV Drugs in Development Database from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
  • Updated HIV investigational drug summaries for patients that highlight the latest research on HIV-related drugs under investigation.
  • Updated and new opportunistic infection drug summaries for health professionals and patients that reflect the latest information in the recently released (May 7, 2013) Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents. The updated information includes new drug summaries for boceprevir (brand name: Victrelis), telaprevir (brand name: Incivek), and hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (brand name: Twinrix). 

Future additions to the drug database will include more investigational HIV drug summaries for health professionals and patients, as well as Spanish versions of all updated and new patient drug summaries.
 
Please forward feedback on the AIDSinfo drug database to ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov.

infoSIDA Featured on the “Bienvenidos a América” Radio Show

infoSIDA, the Spanish-language companion website to AIDSinfo, is featured on the “Bienvenidos a América” radio program. This radio show is designed to introduce infoSIDA to a national audience, with a focus on new immigrants to the United States. The show is produced by Hispanic Communications Network and can be heard on radio stations across the United States. Check your local stations for times or listen online.

infoSIDA provides Spanish-language HIV/AIDS resources to the Hispanic/Latino community in an easy-to-use format, while utilizing culturally appropriate and relevant language. The infoSIDA full and mobile websites provide information on HIV/AIDS clinical trials, HIV-related drugs, and the latest HIV/AIDS news. 

Follow AIDSinfo on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up to date on HIV/AIDS news and to receive updates on new AIDSinfo and infoSIDA features.

For more information, view the National Library of Medicine news release.

June 8 is Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On June 8, AIDSinfo joins the nation in observing Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the adult HIV prevalence rate in the Caribbean is approximately 1%, which is higher than in any other region in the world outside of sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is to raise awareness of the heightened risk of HIV in Caribbean communities in the United States and its territories.

Visit our Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español] to learn more about this annual observance and to find information about the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean.

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