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Issue No. 11 | May 19, 2017

News and Features

Updates to the Tuberculosis Section of the Adult and Adolescent Opportunistic Infections Guidelines

The tuberculosis (TB) 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, diagnosis, and treatment sections for latent TB infection and TB disease were updated to include more recent statistics, diagnostic tests (e.g., IGRAs, Xpert MTB/RIF assay, LAM), and data regarding treatment (e.g., 3HP, when to start ART, new drugs for treatment of drug-resistant TB). In addition, Table 1Table 2, and Table 3 were updated to include preferred and alternative treatment regimens, and drug-drug interactions with commonly used medications.

AIDSinfo Updates Consumer Fact Sheets

The updated AIDSinfo consumer fact sheets provide important information on how HIV affects different groups of people. Each fact sheet includes a summary of key points and links to additional information and resources.

View the updated fact sheets:

Visit infoSIDA to view the fact sheets in Spanish.

May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Each year on May 19, organizations and individuals nationwide join together to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and to help end HIV stigma. The awareness day also serves to encourage Asians and Pacific Islanders to get tested for HIV and to help those living with HIV.

To learn more about this annual observance, visit our National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].

Recent HIV/AIDS News From FDA and NIH