News and Features
Updates to the Human Papillomavirus Disease Section of the Adult and Adolescent Opportunistic Infections Guidelines
The Human Papillomavirus Disease section of the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents was updated on March 7, 2018. The section has been updated to recommend the 9-valent HPV vaccine for women and men, and continued Pap and HPV testing for women who are over 65 and living with HIV. The revised text includes more information on oropharyngeal warts and cancer related to HPV.
AIDSinfo Highlights Two March HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
Learn about two HIV/AIDS awareness days that take place in March:
March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around a quarter of people living with HIV in the United States are women. However, CDC estimates that among all women with HIV diagnosed in 2012 or earlier, only 57% were receiving continuous HIV medical care at the end of 2013, and 52% were virally suppressed. To learn more, browse the AIDSinfo National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].
March 20: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The impact of HIV on Native communities is often masked by their small population sizes. Notably, CDC reports that nearly 1 in 5 American Indians and Alaska Natives who were living with HIV in 2013 were unaware of their HIV-positive status. To learn more, visit the AIDSinfo National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].
Recent HIV News from CDC, FDA, and NIAID
- March 6, 2018: HIV Prevention Pill Not Reaching Most Americans Who Could Benefit – Especially People of Color
- March 4, 2018: Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Treatment May Target Viral Reservoir in Monkeys
- March 4, 2018: Risk of Acquiring HIV Increases During and After Pregnancy, Research Suggests
- March 5, 2018: One-Month Tuberculosis Prophylaxis as Effective as Nine-Month Regimen for People Living with HIV
- March 6, 2018: High Uptake and Use of Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention Observed in Open-Label Study