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Issue No. 48 | November 9, 2007

News and Features

Updated Perinatal Treatment Guidelines Now Available

The updated Public Health Service Task Force Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States were released on November 2, 2007.

Don't forget to download your new copy from AIDSinfo's Perinatal Guidelines page, or order a copy from AIDSinfo's Publications Ordering page.

Federal Officials to Discuss State of HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Live Webcast

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Web site has announced that it will host a live Webcast to discuss the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

The Webcast will take place on Friday, November 16, and will feature four top Federal officials in the area of HIV/AIDS, including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci. HHS grantees and employees are invited to take part in this unique educational opportunity.

For more information about the Webcast, please visit the Webcast Information page or send an e-mail to

CDC Broadcast on Current Events in HIV Prevention among Hispanics

On November 15, 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Training Network will host a 2-hour satellite broadcast and Webcast, "Current Challenges and Successes in HIV Prevention with Hispanics/Latinos." The program will focus on:

  • Raising awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on Hispanics in the United States and Puerto Rico
  • Promoting a better understanding of the issues that influence HIV/AIDS risk among Hispanics
  • Encouraging organizations that work with Hispanics to implement effective interventions to reduce HIV transmission

Viewers may send questions by fax or e-mail. Additional information about this broadcast is available at the CDC Satellite Broadcast Web site.