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A new HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report focuses on census tract-level social determinants of health (SDH) among adults with HIV infection diagnosed in 2015 in 11 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The SDH variables examined are: percentage of the population living below federal poverty, percentage of the population with less than a high school diploma, median household income, percentage of the population unemployed, percentage of residents without health insurance coverage, and new to this report, percentage of vacant housing unit. This report presents a snapshot of the environment in which people lived at the time of HIV diagnosis.
CDC concludes that the evidence, programmatic experience, and expert opinions are insufficient to warrant changing the current recommendation (annual screening for MSM) to more frequent screening (every 3 or 6 months). Therefore, CDC’s 2006 recommendation for HIV screening of MSM is unchanged; providers in clinical settings should offer HIV screening at least annually to all sexually active MSM. Clinicians can also consider the potential benefits of more frequent HIV screening (e.g., every 3 or 6 months) for some asymptomatic sexually active MSM based on their individual risk factors, local HIV epidemiology, and local policies.
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REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL NETWORK MEETING IS NOW OPEN!
The Fall 2017 Network Meeting will be held at the Rockville Hilton Hotel on September 25-26, 2017 in Rockville, Maryland.
The Spring 2018 Leadership Retreat will be held at the Bolger Center on April 9-10, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland.
A clarification memo has been released regarding the discontinuation of saliva buccal cell collection using the Oragene device in SMARTT, AMP and AMP Up. As always, please follow your institution’s IRB policies and procedures for submission and review of Clarification Memos.
A pilot program to help adolescents and young adults with HIV navigate the health care system raised the percentage of youths who remained in care compared to national estimates, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Learn about the staff, CAB members, and participants at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.