World AIDS Day (Rakhmanina) - December 1, 2015
World AIDS Day: Pre and Post Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in Children, Adolescents & Adults
Natella Rakhmanina, MD, PhD, FAAP, FCP, AAHIVSProfessor of Pediatrics
, The George Washington UniversityDirector
, Special Immunology Program, Children’s National Medical Center
The AIDS epidemic still claims an estimated 2 million lives each year, of which about 270,000 are children. The Washington, DC area leads the nation with one of the highest infection rates.
Children’s National clinicians and staff play an important role in the treatment of those with the disease, and in changing the way our community thinks about HIV/AIDS by clearing up misconceptions and discouraging stigma and discrimination. An updated discussion of Pre/Post Exposure Prophylaxis can help ensure that our team is equipped with the latest and most vital information, especially in the wake of recent HIV media coverage.