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Issue No. 2 | January 31, 2019

News and Features

Updates to the Candida Infections Section of the Pediatric Opportunistic Infections Guidelines

The Candida Infections section of the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children has been updated.

There are no major changes to the guidance for the diagnosis and management of Candida infections in children and adolescents living with HIV. Minor updates to the main text of the section include new diagnostic methodologies and a restructured subsection on Pharmacokinetics and Dosing of Antifungals, including the newer agents posaconazole and isavuconazole. The section has been updated to reflect the new recommendation rating system and references were added.

AIDSinfo Updates Consumer Fact Sheets on HIV and Pregnancy

The updated AIDSinfo consumer fact sheets highlight strategies used before and after childbirth to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. 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.

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), compared to other races/ethnicities in the United States, African Americans account for a higher proportion of those with new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those who have ever received an AIDS diagnosis. For example, CDC reports that in 2016, African Americans accounted for 44% of HIV diagnoses, despite making up only 12% of the U.S. population.

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—an annual opportunity to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. To learn more, visit the AIDSinfo National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].