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    Evidence Based Prevention

    About Evidence Based Prevention

    HIVMA advocates for prevention, treatment, criminal law, and other policies that are grounded in science, including harm reduction programs, such as syringe access programs.

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    HIVMA Comments on FDA's Blood Donor Deferral Policy

    HIVMA responded to the FDA’s July, 2016 request for public comments on whether and how to move forward with refining their blood donation policy to move to a more individualized approach that focuses on risk behavior rather than sexual orientation or self-identification.

    HIVMA Comments on FDA's Proposed Revision of Blood Donor Criteria

    HIVMA weighed in on the FDA’s proposed revision of blood donor deferral criteria, emphasizing the importance of establishing blood donation policies that both ensure a safe blood supply and are scientifically grounded.

    HIVMA Supports Proposed CDC Recommendations on Male Circumcision

    HIVMA submitted public comments in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) proposed guidelines for medical providers, patients and parents regarding male circumcision. The recommendations provide a useful tool summarizing the best available scientific evidence to support informed decision-making regarding the risks and benefits of procedure.

    HIVMA Urges Change to MSM Blood Donation Ban

    HIVMA 2014 Comments on the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability’s (ACBTSA’s) Recommendations Regarding Changes to Federal MSM Blood Donation Deferral Criteria.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    HIV Policy: The Path Forward

    A joint position paper of HIVMA and the American College of Physicians (ACP).

    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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