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Issue No. 2 | January 18, 2013

News and Features

FDA Presents Webinar on Draft Guidance on Vaginal Microbicides for the Prevention of HIV Infection

“On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 2:00 - 3:00PM (ET), FDA will present a webinar to discuss the recently published draft guidance for industry entitled, 'FDA Guidance for Industry Webinar on Draft Guidance Vaginal Microbicides: Development for the Prevention of HIV Infection'

“This webinar will focus on select sections of the guidance including: 

  • Clinical considerations in early phase development
  • key safety considerations including safety data in specific populations such as pregnant women and adolescents,
  • Phase 3 trial design issues,and
  • risk-benefit considerations.

“Other topics that will be covered in brief include non-clinical development considerations and approaches to combination product development. The webinar is intended to provide developers, industry, and academia an overview of key issues discussed in this draft FDA guidance.”
Visit the FDA website for more information and for instructions on how to access the webinar.

AIDSinfo Releases HIV/AIDS Glossary App for Android Devices

Our popular AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary iPhone app is now available for Android devices! This app provides on-the-go access to definitions for more than 700 HIV/AIDS-related terms in English and Spanish—the same terms found in the AIDSinfo 7th edition Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms. The app also includes an audio feature that provides users with the pronunciation for each glossary term. Visit the AIDSinfo Apps page to download the app for your Android or Apple (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) device today.

AIDSinfo welcomes feedback on the glossary app for Android devices. Please send comments to

CDC Releases Supplement to the 2010 HIV Surveillance Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report, Volume 18, Number 1: Diagnosed HIV Infection among Adults and Adolescents in Metropolitan Statistical Areas—United States and Puerto Rico, 2010. This report provides data on diagnoses of HIV infection during 2010 and data on people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection at the end of 2009 for adults and adolescents in the United States and Puerto Rico who live in metropolitan areas with a population of 500,000 or more. It is a supplement to the 2010 HIV Surveillance Report.