News and Features
AIDSource Now Has HIV Navigation and PrEP Navigation Resources
HIV navigators and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) navigators are people who help those in need obtain HIV- and PrEP-related medical and social services. As part of their work, HIV navigators and PrEP navigators link people to health care services, assist with health insurance and transportation needs, reduce barriers to care, and tailor health education messages to their clients.
AIDSource, a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has developed webpages with resources on HIV navigation and PrEP navigation. Visit these webpages to explore NLM’s collection of resources.
New AIDSinfo Infographic Explains Laboratory Test Results
People with HIV have to undergo many different medical tests in order to stay healthy. For patients, it’s not always clear what the results of these tests mean.
AIDSinfo has recently released What Do My Lab Results Mean?, a new infographic that describes several common HIV-related tests and explains why these tests are important for HIV treatment. The infographic includes information on CD4 cell counts, HIV viral load tests, drug resistance tests, and more in an easy-to-understand format.
You can find this infographic, along with others, on our infographics page.
AIDSinfo Updates Consumer Fact Sheets on HIV and Pregnancy
The updated fact sheets highlight strategies used before and after childbirth to prevent perinatal transmission of HIV. Each fact sheet includes a set of introductory key points followed by explanatory information and resources.
View the updated fact sheets on HIV and pregnancy:
- Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
- HIV Medicines During Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV After Birth
Visit infoSIDA to view the fact sheets in Spanish.
Recent HIV/AIDS News from CDC and NIAID
- November 29, 2016: 2015 HIV Surveillance Report Released
- November 29, 2016: Use of Syringe Services Programs Increases, but Access Must Improve for Greater HIV Prevention
- November 27, 2016: First New HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study in Seven Years Has Begun