I am sending this out to let everyone know that the East Central Outreach is moving locations starting this Thursday (4/23/14). We are moving a block east, still right off central, to the Sandia Mountain Church of the Nazarene & Thrift Store.
The change in venue came about suddenly as our current host location (LOVE INC.) is in the process of selling their building, but I have been informing clients about this change in venue since last week.
Our current host, Love INC., will be printing up bigger signs of this flier (they made them for us and printed up a few hundred to begin passing out) to have at the site for the next few weeks should any clients show up to the old site. Please pass this flier out to your clients and help spread the word about our move.
HIV Health Educator NW Region
2400 Wellesley Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
2400 Wellesley Dr Ne, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM 87107-18122400 Wellesley Dr Ne, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM 87107-1812
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We are canceling the HIV Services Advisory Council meeting scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday, April 22. Andrew Gans and I will both be presenting the opening plenary at the Annual New Mexico HIV Update Conference, hosted by the New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), next Friday, April 25th at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel. So hope to see you at the fabulous conference instead.
The next meeting of the HIV Services Advisory Council will be June 24, from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Anne Marlow-Geter, MPH
HIV Services Program Manager
New Mexico Department of Health, Infectious Disease Bureau
CDC Announces Newly Revised Surveillance Case Definition for HIV
April 10, 2014
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the newly revised surveillance case definition for HIV infection inthe Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Recommendations and Reports. This reportupdates the surveillance case definition published in 2008.
CDC, in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, has revised and combined the surveillance case definition for HIV infection into a single case definition that can be applied to all ages. The revisions were primarily carried out due to recent changes in diagnostic criteria. Some of the other changes in the case definition include:
- The laboratory criteria for defining a confirmed case now accommodates new multi-test algorithms including criteria for differentiating between HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection and for recognizing early HIV infection.
- A confirmed case can now be classified in one of five HIV infection stages—0,1,2,3 or unknown; early infection, recognized by a negative HIV test within 6 months of HIV diagnosis, is classified as “stage 0”, whereas AIDS is classified as “stage 3”.
The surveillance case definition is intended for monitoring the HIV burden in the United States and planning for prevention and care on a population level. This case definition’s staging system allows for health departments to evaluate prevention and care, which can be measured by analyzing stage of disease at diagnosis and how rapidly people with HIV infection progress to more advanced stages. For various reasons, it would be inappropriate for clinicians to use the surveillance staging system as a guide to manage patients.
CDC will use the revised case definition in its national HIV surveillance system (NHSS), which monitors early diagnosis, care, and viral suppression across the country, to facilitate prevention of HIV transmission, morbidity, and mortality. CDC provides updates regarding the NHSS, tools, and guidance to state and local HIV surveillance programs. The revised definition will improve the identification and characterization of cases and ultimately help strengthen the quality of our national HIV data.
Irene Hall, PhD, FACE
Chief, HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch,
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention