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Issue No. 21 | September 18, 2018

News and Features

HHS Guidance on Caring for Persons with HIV in Disaster Areas Updated

The HHS Guidance for Non-HIV-Specialized Providers Caring for Persons with HIV Who Have Been Displaced by Disasters (such as a Hurricane) has been updated. The guidance is intended for health care providers attending to the medical needs of adults and children with HIV who have been displaced from disaster areas and who have not yet secured HIV care in the areas where they have relocated.

Visit AIDSinfo to view or download the full guidance.


Explore AIDSinfo’s HIV Drug Information Resources

Did you know that AIDSinfo has more than 150 fact sheets on HIV-related medications? The AIDSinfo Drug Database includes information on Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiretroviral (ARV) and HIV-related opportunistic infection (OI) drugs, as well as information on investigational HIV drugs and vaccines that are currently being studied in clinical trials.

The FDA-approved ARV and OI drug fact sheets are written in plain language and include information useful for people taking the drug. Along with the fact sheets, people can view the FDA drug labels directly on the AIDSinfo website.

The investigational drug fact sheets are available in two formats: a plain language version, which includes an overview of the drug and information on clinical trials studying the drug; and a health professional version, which includes detailed, scientific information about the drug, including information on the pharmacology of the drug and on adverse events of the drug identified in clinical trials.

Do you want to learn more about HIV-related medications? Search the AIDSinfo Drug Database to find information on an HIV-related drug of interest. Also, check out the AIDSinfo HIV Treatment: The Basics and FDA-Approved HIV Medicines fact sheets.


September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV has a continuing and disproportionate impact on gay and bisexual men in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections.

September 27 is a day set aside each year to focus on the impact of HIV and AIDS on gay and bisexual men. To learn more, visit the AIDSinfo National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].