Arguing, bantering, and…throwing paper balls at each other?! Read more from Juli Powers about one HIV care strategy session at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference, and why things are different this year.
Stewart Landers writes from the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference, “It feels a bit ironic to be blogging for the first time from the National HIV Prevention Conference on the same day that the Boston Globe publicized the drastic budget cuts that the Massachusetts HIV/AIDS Office has made to its very successful HIV prevention programs. At the same time, the notion of “a new beginning” for HIV prevention, despite the new austerity, has been very much at the heart of the opening day of this meeting.”
What is the lesson learned from this new evidence? Probably, our programs will see more and more frequently the use of CD4 count tests, depending on various national policies and the different degree of compliance with the WHO guidelines. We need to be ready to incorporate this element into our activities that are related to HIV care and treatment. Additionally, we may look into possible alternative options to implement the provision of CD4 tests.
The proceedings at the 18th International Conference on AIDS in Vienna on Wednesday and Thursday had particularly resounding relevance to some of the work the clinical department at the JSI – NUMAT project has hitherto been engaged in. On Wednesday, we were given an opportunity to showcase our largely successful effort to provide CD4 lymphocyte … Continue reading “ART Laboratory Monitoring”