The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a 60-minute webinar on Thursday, December 18, 2014, entitled "HIV Care Continuum: Keeping the Spotlight on Screening, Prevention, and Treatment." The session focused on strategies for clinicians to engage HIV-positive individuals with medical care, reviewed current guidelines for testing and treatment, and described outcomes associated with viral suppression. The archived webinar and slide set can be found at the link above.
The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held December 6-9, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel. A call for abstracts, exhibitor prospectus, registration, and additional information will be announced in late January 2015. Please visit www.cdc.gov/nhpc for conference updates.
December 1 is World AIDS Day. Click here to read a blog post by current ACOG President, John C. Jennings, MD, regarding the important role of ob-gyns in preventing and treating HIV. Raising awareness about the importance of prevention, screening, and treating are key components in the fight against HIV/AIDS.