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November 26 - December 3, 2012

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November 26 - December 3, 2012
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... In Hopes that World's AIDS Week 2013 will be your OWN stimulus to action

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Anne Frank

"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito."
Betty Reese

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Guido Silvestri

... to Guido Silvestri, for being named one of the 100 people "Accelerating the End of AIDS" by POZ magazine, in recognition of his SIV work and for his efforts to get non-human primates dedicated to cure research.
Other Accelerators include Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and 3 CFAR Directors: Alan Landay (Rush), Mike Lederman (Case Western), and Bruce Walker (Harvard).
Keep the Pedal to the Metal Guido!

Claire Sterk

... to Claire Sterk for being named to the Emory Provost search Final Four. Each finalist will have a chance to meet with faculty, staff, and students and
the open forum and reception for Claire will be held on Thursday, Dec 6.
Read the invitation.

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Happy Birthday

... to Susan Ray (November 26), Patrick Sullivan (November 28), and Lace DePadilla & Anne Spaulding (November 29)

To You ... who have opened our minds, are touching our hearts, and will shape our future. Happy Birthday!!

Anne Spaulding

Anne Spaulding will be spending HER birthday presenting on findings from the $21.7M HRSA-funded EnhanceLink initiative at this week’s Ryan White all-grantee meeting in DC. Anne and colleagues conducted research in 10 communities and 20 jails throughout the U.S., including HIV testing more than 210,000 inmates, as part of assessing interventions designed to lead to long-term viral suppression in HIV+ releasees. EnhanceLink findings indicate that the initiative was both effective and cost effective in achieving its aims.
Read more about EnhanceLink

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Study Subjects Wanted: IMAP Study
CFAR Members Kevin Ault and Julia Painter are recruiting women for the “Immune Memory after Papillomavirus Vaccination” (IMAP) Study. They are seeking particpants who are age 18-30; have had 2 HPV vaccine shots, at least 6 months ago; are willing to get a third HPV shot to complete the series; and are willing to come for one study visit and have blood drawn. Participants will be reimbursed $75 for time and travel.
Download the study flyer

Position Sought:
by Michelle Sturgis, BS, MPH. Michelle's 1 year contract at the CDC has ended and she is on the hunt for another position as an epidemiologist or laboratorian. She has diverse public health experience at the state and Federal level and extensive research skills in conducting projects both domestically and with an international focus. She is proficient in managing large, complex data sets and has trained graduate and undergraduate students in molecular and cellular techniques.
Download her CV.


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New Funding Opps

Jan 11 (App)
Sponsor: NIH (all Institutes)
Administrative Supplements
Administrative supplements for research on sex/gender differences.


Jan 15 (App)
Sponsor: NIH (all Institutes)
US-Russia Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS and Co-morbidities.


Rolling Deadline (Concept Paper)
Sponsor: DoD
FY13-FY14 DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program: Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program for non-PEPFAR Funded Countries






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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Althoff AL, Zelenev A, Meyer JP, Fu J, Brown SE, Vagenas P, Avery AK, Cruzado-Quiñones J, Spaulding AC, Altice FL.
Correlates of Retention in HIV Care After Release from Jail: Results from a Multi-site Study.
AIDS Behav. 2012 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Full Text

Khu NH, Vwalika B, Karita E, Kilembe W, Bayingana RA, Sitrin D, Roeber-Rice H, Learner E, Tichacek AC, Haddad LB, Wall KM, Chomba EN, Allen SA.
Fertility goal-based sounesling increases contraceptive implant and IU use in HIV-discordant couples in Rwanda and Zambia.
Contraception. 2012 Nov 12. doi:pii:S0010-7824(12)00893-1. 10.1016/j.contraception.2012.10.004. [Epub ahead of print].

Spaulding AC, Booker CA, Freeman SH, Ball SW, Stein MS, Jordan AO, Ahuja D, Solomon L, Frew PM.
Jails, HIV Testing, and Linkage to Care Services: An Overview of the EnhanceLink Initiative.
AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Full Text

Spaulding AC, Messina LC, Kim BI, Chung KW, Lincoln T, Teixeira P, Avery AK, Cunningham M, Stein MS, Ahuja D, Flanigan TP.
Planning for Success Predicts Virus Suppressed: Results of a Non-Controlled, Observational Study of Factors Associated with Viral Suppression Among HIV-Positive Persons Following Jail Release.
AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Full Text

Spaulding AC, Pinkerton SD, Superak H, Cunningham MJ, Resch S, Jordan AO, Yang Z.
Cost Analysis of Enhancing Linkages to HIV Care Following Jail: A Cost-Effective Intervention.
AIDS Behav. 2012 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Full Text

Stein MS, Spaulding AC, Cunningham M, Messina LC, Kim BI, Chung KW, Draine J, Jordan AO, Harrison A, Avery AK, Flanigan TP.
HIV-Positive and in Jail: Race, Risk Factors, and Prior Access to Care.
AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Full Text

Yue L, Prentice HA, Farmer P, song W, He D, Lakhi S, Goepfert P, Gilmour J, Allen S, Tang J, Kaslow RA, Hunter E.
Cumulative Impact of Host and Viral Factors on HIV-1 Viral Load Control during Early Infection.
J Virol. 2012 Oct 31 [Epub ahead of print]

calendar Upcoming Events
November 27
Lunch n' Learn
Combating HIV Intracellularly Using Novel Ankyrin and Zinc Finger Scaffolds
    Chatchai Tayapiwatana
    Chiang Mai University
Sponsor: Pathology
Location: Bourne Seminar Room, YNPRC/EVC

November 28
Lunch n' Learn
An Update on the HPV Vaccine: A Global Perspective
Starring: Kevin Ault
Sponsor: RSPH/GH
Location: Rm 1000, RSPH/CNR

November 29
Flu Season is Here: Learn How to Keep You, Your Baby, & Family Healthy
Starring: Kevin Ault
Sponsor: Families Fighting Flu
Location: Web
Register: Click Here

December 3
Vaccine Dinner Club
Unvaccinated: The Strange and Rather Surprising History of Vaccine Exemptions
Starring: Paul Offit
    Director, Vaccine Education Center
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
No admittance without Pre-registration

November 29
Lunch n' Learn
Healthy Love program by SisterLove
Pizza Provided
Sponsor: SON
Location: Rm 201 SON

November 30
Lunch n' Learn
PLWHA panel. Personal perspectives, reflections, and realities from those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Southern soul food provided
Sponsor: SON
Location: Rm 201 SON

Stick around to Know your Status
Onsite HIV testing
Sponsors: SON; Victory over HIV Ministry
Location: Public Health/SON roundabout

3:00 - 5:00
8th Annual "Quilt on the Quad" Event
With Music by:
     Aural Pleasure
     No Strings Attached
And 10-minute talks by:
     John Blevins (Faith and HIV/AIDS)
     Karly Taylor (Making a Panel for a Family Member)
     Julie Rhoad (The NAMES Project)
     TBA (AIDS Research at Emory)
Sponsors: Emory Hillel, CFAR, College Council
Location: DUC/Winship Ballroom

"The Carrier"
A STUNNING movie about live with HIV in Africa
Sponsor: SON
Location: Rm 101, SON

December 1
10:00 - 3:00
Action Cycling 31-mile Ride
Thirty-one miles, 31 years of HIV/AIDS in America.
Sponsor: Action Cycling, CFAR
Location: Stars and ends at Leon's Full Service
131 East Ponce De Leon Avenue Decatur, 30030
For more information call Greg Shoemake at
404.954.CYCL (2925)

calendar Farther Down the Road
2013 Keystone Symposia
December deadlines

December 4
11th Annual Donald Schaffner, M.D. Conference
Communicating Vaccine Science to the Public
Starring: Paul Offit, MD
    Director, Vaccine Education Center
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Scottish Rite Hospital, Main Auditorium
    1001 Johnson Ferry Road N.E.
    Atlanta, 30342
No admittance without Pre-registration
December 4
4:00 pm
Microbiology & Immunology & IMP Graduate Seminar
T cell immunity in latent and active TB
Starring: Cheryl Day, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Global Health
Location: Whitehead Auditorium


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Spotlight! | New HIV Testing Recommendations

US Preventive Services Task Force
US Preventive Services Task Force

"People are terrible at knowing their own risk and doctors are terrible at asking them about risk. It can be difficult to discuss sex and drugs with our patients."
Carlos del Rio, (ABC)

"In our practice, we see patients every week who are newly diagnosed with HIV... people who have seen many physicians in the past 10 years and none of them had ever offered testing."
Jeff Lennox, (Reuters)

"I don't have to ask my patients if they eat hamburgers before ordering a cholesterol test. [Under the new guidelines] I can do a routine HIV test when patients come to clinic without asking them about their sex life first."
Carlos del Rio, (ABC News)

Read and comment on the draft statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force regarding their Grade A recommendation that all pregnant women and of all adolescents and adults age 15-65 be routinely screened for HIV.


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