The goal of World AIDS Day, December 1, is to commemorate people who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, applaud the progress made in responding to the pandemic, and recommit our efforts to ending it around the world. At the heart of the global commitment is non-discriminatory and non-judgmental access to adequate HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for all.
To raise awareness of this annual observance, the Editors of Clinical Infectious Diseases and The Journal of Infectious Diseases have highlighted recent, topical articles, which are freely available during the month of December. Both journals are publications of the HIV Medicine Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Clinical Infectious Diseases articles:
Essential Components of Effective HIV Care: A Policy Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition.
Viremia Copy-Years Predicts Mortality Among Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy.
Time From Human Immunodeficiency Virus Seroconversion to Reaching CD4 Cell Count Thresholds <200, <350, and <500 Cells/mm3: Assessment of Need Following Changes in Treatment Guidelines.
Editor's Choice: Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections, Including HIV Infection.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases articles:
Analysis of Genetic Linkage of HIV From Couples Enrolled in the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 Trial
High-dose Valacyclovir HSV-2 Suppression Results in Greater Reduction in Plasma HIV-1 Levels Compared With Standard Dose Acyclovir Among HIV-1/HSV-2 Coinfected Persons: A Randomized, Crossover Trial.
Intensification of Antiretroviral Therapy With Raltegravir or Addition of Hyperimmune Bovine Colostrum in HIV-Infected Patients With Suboptimal CD4 T-Cell Response: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Abacavir/Lamivudine Versus Tenofovir DF/Emtricitabine as Part of Combination Regimens for Initial Treatment of HIV: Final Results.
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Prevent Hepatitis C Virus Infection in People Who Inject Drugs.
2011 Clinical Issues in HIV Medicine: Recent Advances and Challenges
Compendium of articles published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and The Journal of Infectious Diseases representing a wide array of clinical topics in HIV medicine and HIV-related clinical research.
Please visit the World AIDS Day website for more information.