New! PHACS Film Series

New! PHACS Film Series

Watch PHACS young adult participants and caregivers share their stories and perspectives in a new film series. 

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Why We're Here

Why We're Here

In our own words: read about why members of our community of researchers, Community Advisory Board members, caregivers, and clinicians are part of PHACS.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Read about our Community Advisory Boards and health education initiatives.

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Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together

Learn about our research into the long-term effects on children and young adults of ARV exposure and HIV infection since birth. 

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HIV/AIDS News

HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Women — 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2015

Analysis of 2015 data on CDC-funded HIV tests and HIV prevention services from 61 health departments and 123 community-based organizations indicated that among women identified as having HIV infection, 62% had received a diagnosis of HIV infection before the current test, and 87% of those women were not in HIV medical care at the time of the test. Rates for linkage to medical care within 90 days of the current test date were 61% and 58% for women with newly diagnosed and previously diagnosed HIV infection, respectively. Among women with previously diagnosed HIV infection, 57% of black women and 65% of white women were linked to HIV medical care.

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HIV in the South Meeting Notes

On April 19, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held the HIV in the South town hall meeting to elicit individual participant feedback on addressing HIV-related health disparities in Deep South states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas). The meeting’s town hall format allowed invited participants—who were individuals with experience and expertise in conducting HIV prevention efforts in these states—to provide l feedback on their challenges, experiences, and suggestions for addressing HIV-related health disparities in the South. The meeting notes provide an overview of key presentations and a summary of the facilitated and roundtable discussions. These meeting notes are not formal CDC recommendations, nor the collective opinions and perspectives of all invited participants. If you would like ...

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Events & Announcements

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

SAVE THE DATE!

The Spring 2018 Leadership Retreat will be held at the Bolger Center on April 9-10, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland.

All meeting presentations from the Fall Network Meeting have been posted to the "2017-09" Network Meeting folder located in "Documents."

 

Suspension of Saliva Buccal Cell Collection Using the Oragene Device

Suspension of Saliva Buccal Cell Collection Using the Oragene Device

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. 

Collaborative HIV program improves long-term care for youths in the United States

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. 

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