Standards of care for people living with HIV in 2013 – British HIV Association

Posted on January 4, 2013. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: |

Standards of care for people living with HIV in 2013 – British HIV Association

“The British HIV Association (BHIVA), working in partnership with care providers, professional associations, commissioners and people living with HIV, has produced a set of quality standards for the care of people with HIV in the UK.

They cover 12 key themes, prioritised as being the most important issues for the care of people with HIV. Derived from the best available evidence, the Standards focus on aspects of care that have particular relevance for delivering equitable high-quality services that secure the best possible outcomes for people with HIV.”

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The strategic use of antiretrovirals to help end the HIV epidemic – WHO – 18 July 2012

Posted on July 19, 2012. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

The strategic use of antiretrovirals to help end the HIV epidemic – WHO – 18 July 2012

“Overview

The paper does not in itself constitute a WHO guidance document, even though it summarizes existing WHO guidelines related to antiretroviral (ARV) use, highlights progress in the Treatment 2.0 initiative, and outlines the next steps in WHO’s normative work related to ARV use. The report is organized as follows:

Section 1: Executive summary
Section 2: Big achievements and huge opportunities
Section 3: Using antiretrovirals strategically and effectively: An incremental approach
Section 4: Making the most of the new opportunities
Section 5: Moving forward: WHO’s strategic approaches
Section 6: Conclusions”

Media release: ‘Strategic use’ of HIV medicines could help end transmission of virus

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WHO HIV drug resistance report 2012 – 18 July 2012

Posted on July 19, 2012. Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Pharmacy | Tags: , |

WHO HIV drug resistance report 2012 – 18 July 2012

ISBN: 978 92 4 150393 8

“Overview

This report assesses the general levels of transmitted and acquired drug resistance in select geographical areas of low- and middle-income countries. It is based on two distinct data sources: surveys performed to assess transmitted and acquired drug resistance using standardized WHO methods (WHO surveys) and a broad systematic review of the published literature on transmitted and acquired drug resistance. Findings from the monitoring of early warning indicators of HIV drug resistance are also presented and discussed. This report is organized as follows.”

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Media release: WHO: HIV drug resistance is present but can be managed

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Monitoring HIV Care in the United States: Indicators and Data Systems – Institute of Medicine – 15 March 2012

Posted on March 20, 2012. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , |

Monitoring HIV Care in the United States: Indicators and Data Systems – Institute of Medicine – 15 March 2012

“Advances in medical treatment have made it possible for people infected with HIV to live longer, healthier lives. The CDC estimates that 1.2 million people live with HIV in the United States, with approximately 50,000 people newly infected each year. People with HIV require continuous access to quality care and treatment for HIV as well as for their other health conditions. Access to and consistent use of medicines helps to improve health outcomes for people with HIV, reduces the risk of infected individuals transmitting the virus to others, among other benefits.

In July 2010, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) released its National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), which includes goals to increase access to care and optimize health outcomes for people with HIV, and to reduce HIV-related health disparities. At the same time, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is poised to bring millions of uninsured people – including many with HIV – into the health care system when it is implemented in 2014.

ONAP asked the IOM to identify core indicators related to continuous HIV clinical care and access to supportive services, and to monitor the effect of both the NHAS and ACA on improving HIV care. The IOM committee also was asked to identify the best sources of data to calculate the core indicators, as well as to describe potential barriers to data collection and the role of health IT in data collection. This report outlines a number of obstacles that prevent people with HIV from experiencing optimal health, identifies core indicators for use by the HHS to gauge the effects of the NHAS and ACA on improvements in HIV care and access to supportive services for people with HIV, and highlights 12 data collection systems that could be used to monitor the impact of the NHAS and ACA.”

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Emory University Launches Interactive Online Map of Impact of HIV at State and County Level

Posted on June 7, 2011. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Emory University Launches Interactive Online Map of Impact of HIV at State and County Level

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Moving forward: progress and priorities – working together for high quality sexual health: Government response to the Independent Advisory Group’s review of the Sexual Health and HIV Strategy – UK – 21 July 2009

Posted on July 22, 2009. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Moving forward: progress and priorities – working together for high quality sexual health: Government response to the Independent Advisory Group’s review of the Sexual Health and HIV Strategy

Document type:      Government response
Author:  UK  Department of Health
Published date:      21 July 2009
Pages:      52

“The Government published its response to the Independent Advisory Group’s review of the 2001 Sexual Health and HIV Strategy on 21 July 2009. The response outlines the progress made in improving sexual health since 2001 and responds to each of the national level recommendations put forward by the IAG.”

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