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Issue No. 24  | September 06, 2013
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HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents Accepting Nominations for New Scientific/Clinical Members

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents is accepting nominations for new scientific/clinical members with expertise in HIV medicine. The Panel is seeking candidates with expertise/practice in HIV clinical research and clinical care.

Panel members critically evaluate new information and prepare guideline revisions. The Panel is seeking new members available to serve a 4-year term beginning in March 2014, with potential for reappointment for an additional term.

Nominations must be received by October 11, 2013.

For more information and instructions regarding nominations, click here.


September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is a day set aside each year to recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS among older adults. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, in the United States, approximately 30% of people currently living with HIV/AIDS are 50 years of age or older. The number of older adults with HIV is growing for two reasons:

  • Antiretroviral therapy, which helps people infected with HIV live longer
  • An increase in newly diagnosed infections in people 50 years of age or older

Explore our National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day webpage [en español] to learn more about this observance and to find information on HIV/AIDS and aging.


Recent HIV/AIDS News from NIH

  • August 30, 2013: NIH Observes 20th Anniversary of Women’s Interagency HIV Study

    “The largest and longest-running study to investigate the impact of HIV on women in the United States marks its 20th anniversary this month. Findings from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) have helped define how best to treat HIV-infected women in the United States and globally.”

    Read the NIH press release.
     
  • August 29, 2013: 2013 Avant-Garde Awards Explore HIV Without AIDS, Protective Genes

    “With proposals ranging from a combined cocaine/HIV vaccine to unlocking the mystery of genes that protect some people from the ill effects of HIV, three American scientists have been chosen to receive the 2013 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.” 

    Read the NIH press release.
  • August 29, 2013: Increased Risk of Neurological, Cognitive Deficits in Youth with HIV 

    “More than 65 percent of HIV-infected youth had mild to moderate impairments in fine-motor skills, memory, and other cognitive skills, although not enough to affect day-to-day functioning for most, according to a National Institutes of Health network study.”

    Read the NIH press release.


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