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    Evidence Based Prevention

    About Evidence Based Prevention

    HIVMA will continue to advocate that federal HIV prevention, care and treatment, research and employment policies be grounded in science and not discriminate against people with HIV.

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    The Latest on Evidence Based Prevention

    02/28/2014

    HIVMA Comment Letter in Support of New USPSTF Hep B Recommendation

    On behalf of HIVMA, Board of Directors Chair, Dr. Joel Gallant, submitted comments in support of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF’s) proposed updated “B” rating on screening for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among non-pregnant adolescents and adults.
    12/06/2013

    HIVMA Weighs in with HHS Panel Urging Updating of Blood Donor Deferral Criteria

    HIVMA Public Comments to the December 4-5, 2013 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (ACBTSA).
    07/02/2012

    HIVMA Comments on NQF HIV Measures Maintenance

    Drs. Aberg and Horberg, HIVMA’s Chair and Chair-Elect, commented to the National Quality Forum (NQF) on behalf of HIVMA regarding the NQF’s 2012 infectious diseases measures maintenance process.  The letter supports efforts to maintain a sound and reliable set of clinical quality measures for HIV/AIDS care and treatment that conforms to the most current clinical practice guidelines, and urges alignment of HIV clinical quality data collection across health care platforms and among public and private payers.
    06/06/2012

    HIVMA’s Comments on the CDC’s Proposed Updated Recommendations for HCV Screening

    HIVMA weighed in with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention in support of the CDC’s proposed new age-based (“birth cohort”) screening guidelines for the Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”).

    HIV Testing in Emergency Departments: A Practical Guide

    Use this guide to navigate program design and resource allocation decisions as well as to inform policies and operational approaches to HIV testing in your emergency department.

    National HIV Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care

    Resources to support implementation of the CDC recommendations for routine HIV testing.
    10/16/2012

    HIVMA Policy Statement on HIV Criminalization

    In the U.S., HIV criminalization has resulted in unacceptable human rights violations, including harsh sentencing for behaviors that pose little to no risk of HIV transmission. Thirty-two states and two U.S. territories have HIV-specific criminal statutes.
    09/20/2011

    Policy Statement on HIV Infected Organ Transplantation

    Federal Law Should Allow Clinical Research on the Safety and Effectiveness of HIV-Infected‐to‐HIV‐Infected Organ Transplantation:  A change in policy is necessary to support medical progress and allow for research to fully evaluate HIV-infected organ donation to HIV‐infected patients.
    04/17/2009

    HIV Policy: The Path Forward

    A joint position paper of HIVMA and the American College of Physicians (ACP).
    01/20/2009

    Screening for HIV in Health Care Settings

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guidance statement to present the available evidence on screening for HIV in health care settings.

 

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