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Scientific/Clinical Member Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents with HIV
The HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents (or the Panel) is accepting nominations for new scientific/clinical members with expertise in HIV medicine. The Panel is seeking candidates with expertise in HIV clinical research and clinical care, substance use and HIV, and transgender persons with HIV.
Panel members critically evaluate new information and prepare guideline revisions. The candidates should be recognized experts in their areas of interest. The successful candidates will serve a 4-year term beginning April 2018, with potential for reappointment for an additional term.
The Panel is a Working Group of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health. The Panel is composed of over 40 members who are clinicians, researchers, academicians, HHS representatives, and community representatives with expertise in HIV management in the United States. The Panel meets monthly via teleconferencing and annually in a face-to-face meeting to review and critically evaluate emerging scientific data relating to antiretroviral therapy and revise the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV. The latest guideline was published on October 17, 2017, and can be found at https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/.
Panel members are not financially compensated for their time commitment.
The nomination should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest or a letter of nomination (from a colleague) with specific reference to how the nominee would contribute to the work of the Panel, especially in the areas noted in bold above. Self-nomination is welcome. All supporting documents should be submitted to Alice Pau, Pharm.D., electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than January 19, 2018.
AIDSinfo Releases New Infographic About Medication Adherence
Adhering to an HIV medication regimen is the key to successful HIV treatment. The new Tips for HIV Adherence comic from AIDSinfo provides suggestions to help people stick to their HIV treatment regimens.
In addition to the new comic, the following AIDSinfo fact sheets explain the importance of HIV medication adherence and provide additional tips for maintaining adherence:
- HIV Medication Adherence
- Following an HIV Regimen: Steps to Take Before and After Starting HIV Medicines
AIDSinfo Updates Consumer Fact Sheets on HIV and Pregnancy
The updated AIDSinfo consumer fact sheets highlight strategies used before and after childbirth to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Each fact sheet includes a summary of key points and links to additional information and resources.
View the updated fact sheets:
- Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
- HIV Medicines During Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV After Birth