Navigation Links
Higher HIV infection estimate shows need for routine screening, more funding for care
Date:8/1/2008

Arlington, VAThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected soon to increase the estimate of new HIV infections in the United States by 40 percent. This highlights the need to make HIV testing a routine part of medical care and provide better funding to care for those who test positive, according to the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA).

"The fact that more people in the United States are infected with HIV every year than previously thought shows that we need to be working much harder to control the epidemic in the United States," said HIVMA Chair Arlene Bardeguez, MD, MPH, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

CDC has published guidelines recommending HIV screening in emergency rooms, public health clinics, regular doctor visits, and other routine interactions with the health care system. This would increase the opportunities to find those who are infected and connect them with medical care before the disease does irreparable harm to their immune systems. Also, more and more research is showing that those with their HIV infections under control are less likely to spread the disease to others.

But Congress has not provided CDC with the funding it needs to put the HIV testing initiative into action. Funding for other prevention initiatives at CDC is also languishing. And states have not passed the legislation needed to allow routine HIV screening to move forward.

Furthermore, the federal Ryan White CARE Act, the program that provides medical care to low-income, uninsured, and under-insured people with HIV, is already struggling to handle the growing number of patients. Funding has been flat for years as the number of cases continues to rise. It needs a substantial increase in funding to handle the load as the HIV testing initiative uncovers more cases.

"The United States can be proud of having more than tripled its remarkable commitment to
'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Baragona
sbaragona@idsociety.org
703-299-0412
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Patients with Medicaid and those lacking insurance have higher risk of advanced laryngeal cancer
2. New Study Reports High Injury Rates for Hotel Workers, Even Higher Rates for Women and Nonwhites
3. Hushed Genes Might Mean Higher Lung Cancer Risk
4. Higher death rates in kidney patients with newly recognized disease
5. Vulnerable groups are not at higher risk of physician-assisted death
6. Study Determines Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Has Higher Specificity Than MRI in Patients With Equivocal Mammograms
7. In birds, expecting to mate leads to higher fertilization rates
8. COPD rates, higher than expected in China, will continue to grow
9. Caesarean births pose higher risks for mother and baby
10. CDC Reports Prevalence of Worms Transmitted by Dogs and Cats to Humans is Higher Than Previously Understood
11. Diesel exhaust associated with higher heart attack, stroke risk in men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying women’s special ... prom dresses, most of which are priced under $200. ... the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, 2015; the ... market. , The prom dresses in this new collection ... strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, V-neck beading, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... BambooFlooringChina.com sells many bamboo products and the ... the company announces big discounts on its bamboo ... , BambooFlooringChina.com is the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. ... until Jan. 20, 2015. , The bamboo mats are ... natural thread. All the bamboo strips for the mats ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... updated its blog to provide professional shopping tips on wedding and ... LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, up to 80 percent off. , ... to be a most exciting memory and can show off a ... a wedding. On the updated fashion blog, ladies can now find ... day . , Going out with friends to a party is ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Overeating is common during the holidays, but ... an expert says. "Don,t arrive at a party hungry. ... know you,ll be attending a party, but deprivation leads to ... at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in ... during the day and even to have a snack before ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to ... realm. Today, the business has introduced its new collection ... dress promotion. , The new prom outfits are guaranteed ... dress lover. They are specially designed for 2015. Anyone ... dresses should visit its website before Jan. 26, 2015, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2
... world is increasing, and it is estimated that over 1 million ... to see their 100th birthday. According to official estimates,// the population ... 10,000 to 1.2 million by 2074 in Britain, according to the ... have a one in eight chance of living to be 100, ...
... mode, and milestones are met long before they are due, ... are reaching puberty 18 months sooner than their mothers and 2 ... ,Early puberty is triggered by a range of factors ... most certainly, broken homes, according to the report. Experts have expressed ...
... A component of Cocoa is in the limelight for the ... off new age diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease, can ... food and industry department , though such medicines are still ... green tea, vegetables and red wine. Budding research in this ...
... the experimental AIDS drug GS 9137 Gilead Sciences Inc. has ... as lower levels of HIV were noticed in the case ... was conducted over a period of 10 days on 40 ... not seen to be of a serious nature. This new ...
... The New York Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of ... involved in a unique conference to apprise the world of ... sciences especially in the light of epidemics like SARS, the ... that country. ,More than a 100 scientists ...
... established by the Delhi Government to monitor the activity of ... treatment should be provided by the city’s hospitals //to the ... ensuring that the needy segments of society actually benefit from ... by the government at concessional rates. ,The government ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Trendsetters: Little girls fast track into ladies even before they know it 2Health News:East And West Meet Under The Aegis of NY Academy Of Sciences' 2
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB:CTSOD), ... CytoSorb® blood purification technology to help fight deadly ... 28 countries worldwide, today announced the appointment of ... FACS, as its Senior Vice President of Clinical ... Dr. Di Russo is an accomplished ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Apnea Sciences ( www.apneasciences.com ) ... Aliso Viejo , California.  Jimmy ... tremendous growth and worldwide expansion, a new facility with ... the anti snore cure have exceeded our expectations and ... are now in 23 countries and will be increasing ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014   TRU-D SmartUVC LLC, producers of ... announced today that the General Services Administration has awarded ...   This newly formed agreement will allow ... government purchasers, including Department of Veteran Affairs and Department ... contacts purchasing solutions for the Ebola effort in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 5TRU-D SmartUVC LLC Awarded General Services Administration Contract to Expand Government Customer Base 2
... Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX ), today announced ... annual European multiplexing technology symposium, September 28-29, 2011, at ... scientific sessions, workshops, discussion groups, exhibitions and networking events ... are performing groundbreaking work in clinical diagnostics and life ...
... 26, 2011 Calgary Scientific Inc. has received ... Drug Administration (FDA) to market its industry-leading medical ... application, in the US.  With this secure, highly ... rapidly access, view, and interact with patient images ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Luminex Corporation Hosts Ninth Annual Planet xMAP Europe in Vienna 2Luminex Corporation Hosts Ninth Annual Planet xMAP Europe in Vienna 3Luminex Corporation Hosts Ninth Annual Planet xMAP Europe in Vienna 4Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD™ Mobile Receives FDA Clearance for Diagnostic Image Viewing on iPhones® and iPads® 2Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD™ Mobile Receives FDA Clearance for Diagnostic Image Viewing on iPhones® and iPads® 3Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD™ Mobile Receives FDA Clearance for Diagnostic Image Viewing on iPhones® and iPads® 4
Suture sleeve for permanent pacing leads....
...
... Guidant's Contak Renewal 2 cardiac ... resynchronization therapy for the treatment of ... to the right and left ventricles ... ventricular contractions. The device provides ventricular ...
... are available in four standard sizes. They ... alternative to expensive, reusable brain biopsy needles. ... Needle Guide offers a simple yet secure ... one of our biopsy needles, using frameless ...
Medicine Products: