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Infectious Disease: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Infectious diseases can be acquired from another person, through exposure to an infected environment, or via an animal or insect bite. Important issues being studied include the prevention, detection, and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), influenza, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other hospital-associated infections (HAIs), and pneumonia.

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(5 of more than 1236 HIV focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 20 HIV focused publication briefs)

  • Racial Disparities in HIV Quality of Care that May Extend to Common Comorbid Conditions
    To more fully understand patterns of racial disparities in the quality of care for persons with HIV infection, this study examined a national cohort of Veterans in care for HIV in the VA healthcare system during 2013. Findings showed that racial disparities were identified in quality of care specific to HIV infection – and in the care of common comorbid conditions. Blacks were less likely than whi...
    Date: September 22, 2016
  • New Guidelines May Significantly Decrease Cost for Testing Immune Function in Veterans with HIV
    In 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended CD4 testing in patients with HIV every 3 to 6 months – except in patients with consistently suppressed virus and sustained CD4 cell count, who could be tested every 6 to 12 months. In 2014, updated guidelines recommended that in individuals with viral suppression, CD4 testing be considered either optional or annual, depending on the ...
    Date: July 1, 2016
  • Consequences of Notifying VA Patients about Potential Exposure to Large-Scale Adverse Events
    This study sought to determine the intended and unintended consequences of patient notification following a large-scale adverse event (LSAE) within the VA healthcare system, which systematically looks for LSAEs, tracks potentially exposed patients, and communicates with them after LSAE notification. Findings showed that more than two-thirds of potentially exposed patients returned for HCV, HBV, an...
    Date: May 1, 2015
  • Pilot Study Implements HIV Rapid-Testing in Homeless Shelters
    Investigators in this pilot study developed and implemented an HIV rapid-testing/linkage-to-care initiative between VA and local government in Los Angeles County (LAC) to provide rapid testing in homeless shelters – and to link individuals with HIV to care. The initiative was considered a success, with stakeholders noting that the collaboration had prompted their participation in testing within ho...
    Date: January 1, 2015
  • Multimodal Intervention Increases HIV Testing in VA Primary Care
    Investigators with VA/HSR&D’s HIV/Hepatitis Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) previously developed, implemented, and evaluated a multimodal program to promote HIV testing, which more than doubled testing among at-risk Veterans. These results prompted the current study that scaled up this intervention in a large number of diverse VA facilities. Investigators examined the effectivene...
    Date: April 19, 2013

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( 5 of more than 65 HIV focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 15-147 Effectiveness of Telehealth Collaborative Care for Veterans with HIV in Ruraland Outlying Settings Ohl, Michael 2016-02-01
NRI 13-356 Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Microbial Translocation in HIV Veterans Wilson, Natalie 2014-11-01
RRP 13-236 Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Smoking Cessation in VHA HIV Care Himelhoch, Seth 2014-10-01
IIR 12-385 Integrating HIV Care in VA: Extending PACT Principles to Specialty Care Bokhour, Barbara 2014-02-01
SDP 12-215 Regional Implementation of Nurse-Initiated HIV Rapid Testing in VA SUD Clinics Anaya, Henry 2013-03-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "HIV" publications displayed.

  • HIV and Hepatitis C
    ...HSR&D investigators devote considerable resources toward identifying and optimizing treatment for HIV, particularly via the HIV/Hepatitis Quality...

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...HSR&D Impacts HSR&D Impacts Health Services Reserach and Development Service Impacts 1998 » Back to main Impacts page Aging and Age-Related Changes...

  • May 2009 FORUM
    ...offer and performance of HIV rapid tests as opposed to traditional physician-ordered, blood-based HIV testing. Economic Impact of HIV Rapid Testing...

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...HSR&D Impacts HSR&D Impacts Health Services Reserach and Development Service Impacts 1999 » Back to main Impacts page Aging and Age-Related Changes...

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...Exposures INFECTIOUS AGENTS VA care for HIV is at least as cost-effective as non-VA care VA is the nation's largest provider of care to HIV-infected...

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The most recent "HIV" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
6/20/2016 Behavioral Management During Opioid Tapering: Q & A with Dr. Murphy Murphy, Jennifer  
1/12/2016 Improving Access and Outcomes for Rural Veterans with HIV Ohl, Michael  
3/9/2015 Social Media: Part 1) From Personal to Public Health & Part 2) A Press Release is not Enough (follow-up session) Perencevich, Eli  
Frakt, Austin  
1/26/2015 Getting the Information You Need From CDW: SQL Starter Language Gonsoulin, Margaret  
10/27/2014 Seeing the Data When You Can’t See the Data: A Tour of Documentation of the CDW Gonsoulin, Margaret  

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Other Resources

Visit VA's Office of Public Health website to learn more about infectious disease management.

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