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World AIDS Campaign

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, we have highlighted recent, topical articles from Clinical Infectious Diseases and The Journal of Infectious Diseases, which have been made freely available during the month of December. Both journals are publications of the HIV Medicine Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

In addition to this, Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Co-Editor of Clinical Issues in HIV Medicine and Co-Chair of HIVMA/IDSA Center for Global Health Policy's Scientific Advisory Committee, has written a blog piece titled 'What makes this World AIDS Day different from all others?'.

Clinical Infectious Diseases articles:

Immunologic Criteria Are Poor Predictors of Virologic Outcome: Implications for HIV Treatment Monitoring in Resource-Limited Settings

A Review of the Virological Efficacy of the 4 World Health Organization–Recommended Tenofovir-Containing Regimens for Initial HIV Therapy

Editorial Commentary: Least Among Equals

Efficacy and Safety of Once-Daily Nevirapine- or Efavirenz-Based Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Associated Tuberculosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Neurocognitive and motor deficits in HIV-infected Ugandan children with high CD4 cell counts

Yet another reason to treat HIV infection

The Journal of Infectious Diseases articles:

Determinants of Per-Coital-Act HIV-1 Infectivity Among African HIV-1–Serodiscordant Couples

Probability of Heterosexual HIV-1 Transmission per Coital Act in Sub-Saharan Africa

World AIDS Day

Please visit the World AIDS Day website for more information.

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