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Issue No. 2 | January 26, 2018

News and Features

Scientific/Clinical Member Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of Children Living with HIV

The HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of Children Living with HIV (or the Panel) is accepting nominations for new scientific/clinical members with expertise in HIV medicine. The Panel is seeking candidates with expertise in:

  • pharmacology of antiretrovirals in infants, children, and adolescents
  • clinical use of antiretrovirals in infants and children
  • care of adolescents and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV

Individuals who served as Panel members in the past are welcome to reapply.

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 3-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 approximately 30 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 to review and critically evaluate emerging scientific data relating to antiretroviral therapy in children and to revise the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection.

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 with specific reference to how the nominee would contribute to the work of the Panel. Self-nomination is welcome. All supporting documents should be submitted to Angie Landenburger, AIDSinfo Guidelines Coordinator, at, no later than February 23, 2018.


February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), compared with other races and ethnicities, African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those ever diagnosed with AIDS. In 2015, African Americans accounted for 45% of HIV diagnoses, though they account for only 12% of the U.S. population.

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—a day set aside each year to raise awareness, promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. To learn more about this annual observance, visit our National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].


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