Making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Information from the Federal government about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, research, and using new media in response to HIV/AIDS.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces new HIV incidence estimates for the United States
New technology and methodology developed by CDC show that the incidence of HIV in the United States is higher than was previously known. However, the incidence has been stable at that higher level for most of this decade.

Recently Released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports by CDC

New MMWR Released: Trends in HIV/AIDS Diagnoses Among Men Who Have Sex with Men
This report summarizes the results of recent analysis of trends in diagnoses of HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the 33 states that have had confidential, name-based HIV case reporting.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
Following is the slide set of HIV Surveillance data among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), through 2006. This slide set conveys important information on new and prevalent HIV and AIDS diagnoses among MSM in the United States.

Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System
CDC has created an HIV incidence surveillance system in selected areas of the United States as a component of its national human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) reporting system (1).

Updated Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Guidelines Released (AIDSinfo)
Updates have been made to the guidelines with recommendations for both prevention and treatment of OIs in HIV-infected adults and adolescents.

New MMWR Released: MMWR: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008.
These findings underscore the importance of confirming all reactive HIV tests, both from oral fluid and whole-blood specimens.

Highlighted Resources

Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program (Indian Health Service, HHS)
The IHS's collaborative HIV/AIDS program works to provide prevention and treatment services to the American Indian/Alaska Native community. IHS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue open communications and collaborate to raise awareness and mutually augment efforts with the Native Capacity Building Assistance Network (CBA). This partnership demonstrates mobilization of both the Native community and IHS for HIV prevention efforts.

Drug Dosing Toolkit (Veterans Administration)
Provides information about therapeutic drug dosing schedules, side effects and tips on taking medications. This resource is organized by drug name and includes both the brand name and generic name for most drugs.

Presidents’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease – a five-year, $15 billion, multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world.

A comprehensive Spanish-language Website featuring information about HIV treatment and clinical trials from AIDSinfo.

Ryan White Program (Health Resources and Services Administration)
Funds services for low-income, under served populations through an array of State and local grants and special initiatives. The Ryan White Program is administered by the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).

HHS RSS Library
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a wide range of information and service that are available through Real Simple Syndication (RSS), an easy way to have news and updates delivered automatically to your computer.

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
A reference, referral and distribution service for HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB) information from the CDC. NPIN is a service for organizations and people working in these disease fields in international, national, state, and local settings.

Main Topics

  • News and Events
    HIV/AIDS News, Agency News Sources and Events.
  • Basic HIV/AIDS Information
    Overview, HIV/AIDS 101, AIDS Glossary, Living with AIDS, Prevention and Education, Related Health Issues, and Frequent Questions.
  • Testing
    Overview, Getting Tested, Guidelines and Standards, and Frequent Questions.
  • Prevention and Education
    Overview, Fact Sheets and Brochures, Transmission Prevention, Guidelines and Standards, Effective Interventions, Frequent Questions, and Other Resources.
  • Treatment and Care
    Overview, Basic Health and Nutrition Tips, Individual Rights & Protections, Individual Assistance, Drugs and Treatments, Treatment for Related Diseases, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Frequent Questions, and Other Treatment and Care Resources.
  • Research
    Overview, Prevention Research, Treatment Research, Special Populations Research, Clinical Trials, Frequent Questions, and Other Research Resources.
  • Funding
    Recent Funding Announcements, Funding Agencies and Programs, Frequent Questions, and Other Resources.
  • Populations
    Women, Minority Communities, MSM, Substance Users, Youth, Seniors, Prisoners, and Veterans.
  • Agencies and Programs
    Agencies and Programs Index, Prevention Programs, Treatment and Care Programs, Minority Initiatives, Global Programs, and Other Programs and Initiates.
  • Frequent Questions
    Basic HIV/AIDS, Testing, Prevention and Education, Treatment and Care, Research and Funding.
  • Other HIV/AIDS Resources
    Domestic Organizations and Global Organizations. 2.0

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