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Issue No. 25 | September 20, 2013

News and Features

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.

HIV/AIDS Medical Practice Guidelines Now Available in a Mobile-Optimized Format

We are pleased to announce that the HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines are now available in a mobile-optimized format! You can now view the guidelines in an easy-to-read format on your phone or tablet on the AIDSinfo mobile site. A new left menu allows you to easily navigate between different guideline sections, and a search function allows you to quickly find specific information within each guideline. Currently, the Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral (ARV) Guidelines, Pediatric ARV Guidelines, Perinatal ARV Guidelines, and the Adult and Adolescent Opportunistic Infection (OI) Prevention and Treatment Guidelines are available in the mobile-optimized format. All other guidelines are still available in a PDF format on the mobile site. 

If you have any questions about the mobile guidelines, please send an e-mail to

September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On September 27, AIDSinfo joins the nation in observing National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which serves to highlight the continuing toll of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among gay men. Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the U.S. population but accounted for 63% of all new HIV infections in 2010.

Visit our National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español] to learn more about this observance and to find information on HIV/AIDS and gay men.