News and Features
Adult and Adolescent Opportunistic Infections Guidelines Updated
The Malaria section of the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents was recently updated. In this revision, the epidemiology and treatment sections were updated to include more recent statistics and data regarding treatment. Recently, Table 5 was also updated to add potential drug interactions between anti-malarial medications and commonly used medications, including hepatitis C direct acting agents, antibiotics, and antifungals.
AIDSinfo Updates Consumer Fact Sheets on HIV Treatment
The updated AIDSinfo consumer fact sheets provide important information on HIV treatment. Each fact sheet includes a summary of key points and links to additional information and resources.
View the following fact sheets to learn more about HIV treatment:
- HIV Treatment: The Basics
- Just Diagnosed: Next Steps After Testing Positive for HIV
- When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy
- What to Start: Choosing an HIV Regimen
- FDA-Approved HIV Medicines
- Drug Resistance
- HIV Medication Adherence
- Following an HIV Regimen: Steps to Take Before and After Starting HIV Medicines
- HIV and Immunizations
- What is a Drug Interaction?
Visit infoSIDA to view the fact sheets in Spanish.
April 10 is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the end of 2012, 44% of youth ages 18 to 24 years old who were living with HIV in the United States did not know they were infected. Among youth diagnosed with HIV in 2011 or earlier, only 52% remained in HIV care at the end of 2012.
National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to learn about how young people are affected by HIV/AIDS and to highlight the inspiring work of young people across the country in response to the HIV epidemic. To learn more about this annual observance, visit our National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].