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Jun

08

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HIV Prevention: PrEP vs. PEP

Recently, during a webinar on NLM resources on the topic of HIV/AIDS, someone asked what is the difference between PrEP and PEP.  This handy infographic from AIDSinfo does a nice job of breaking down the differences between the 2 treatments: Visit AIDSinfo for information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research including medically approved guidelines, factsheets,… Read More »

May

15

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HIV Self-Testing Programs

The first step in the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America is to diagnose all people with HIV as early as possible and get them connected with care.   In 2016, VitalStats reported that undiagnosed people were responsible for 38% of new HIV infections.   Self-testing programs can increase the number of people tested by… Read More »

Feb

21

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s HIV Care Continuum

The HIV Care Continuum is the measuring tool that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses to track their progress toward Ending the HIV Epidemic. By using data from the National HIV Surveillance System, the CDC tracks the prevalence and diagnosis based continua of care models by monitoring each step of the continuum…. Read More »

Feb

14

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Ready, Set, PrEP ! A new program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ready, Set PrEP  is part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic : A Plan For America.  The initiatives goal is to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. by:  75% in five years and by 90% in 2030.   Ready, Set PrEP  is a new program by the US Department of Health and… Read More »

Jan

03

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HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

“Today, people with HIV who get tested, receive care, and then remain in care, often become virally suppressed and live a long life. In addition, they cannot spread the disease to others. Today people can take one or two pills a day to achieve viral suppression.” 1 These few sentences have an enormous positive impact… Read More »

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