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Issue No. 20 | September 7, 2017

News and Features

Learn About National Library of Medicine HIV Resources During the United States Conference on AIDS

Are you attending the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in Washington D.C. from September 7-10? If so, visit the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) booth (#155/117) to learn about NLM’s HIV/AIDS resources, including AIDSinfo, infoSIDA, AIDSource, ClinicalTrials.gov, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

Throughout the conference, NLM staff will conduct workshops in the booth on resources available for health care providers and patients, including HIV medical practice guidelines, fact sheets, infographics, drug summaries, and a clinical trials search tool. Conference attendees can also pick up a copy of the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA glossaries, which include definitions for more than 700 HIV/AIDS-related terms. Not attending the conference but still want a glossary? Order an English or Spanish glossary today!

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people aged 55 and older accounted for 26% of the estimated 1.2 million people living with diagnosed or undiagnosed HIV infection in the United States in 2013. In older adults, HIV is too often diagnosed late in the course of the infection, leading to shorter HIV-to-AIDS intervals. CDC reports that in 2014, 40% of people aged 55 and older were diagnosed with AIDS at the time of HIV diagnosis.

Each year on September 18, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is observed to call attention to the challenges that older Americans face in terms of HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment. To learn more about this annual observance, visit our National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day webpage [en español].

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