News and Features
HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents Accepting Nominations for New Members
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents (or the Panel) is accepting nominations for a new community member and additional scientific/clinical members.
Panel members critically evaluate the latest HIV treatment-related information and prepare guidelines revisions. The Panel is seeking new members available to serve a 4-year term beginning March 2013, with potential for reappointment for an additional term.
Nominations must be received by October 15, 2012.
Complete details on new member qualifications and instructions regarding nominations are available:
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 HHS Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, approximately 30% of people currently living with HIV/AIDS are 50 years of age or older. The major factors contributing to the growing burden of HIV in this population are:
- Antiretroviral therapy that is helping HIV-infected individuals live longer
- More newly diagnosed infections in people over the age of 50
News from HHS and NIAID
Recent HIV-related news includes the following:
- September 12, 2012, news release from HHS: Common Application for HIV Patient Assistance Program Expedites Application Process for Lifesaving Drugs
- September 13, 2012, news release from NIAID: NIH-Funded Analysis Estimates Effective PrEP Dosing