News and Impact of VACS

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May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy, A program of Legacy Community Health Services published an HIV treatment alert in March, which included a review starting on page 41 entitled, “Weight gain poses higher diabetes risk with HIV in US veterans study.” This review was on the Herrin et al. article published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome entitled, “Weight gain and incident diabetes among HIV-infected veterans initiating antiretroviral therapy compared with uninfected individuals.”

  • PubMed Link
  • PDF of just the Herrin et al. review
  • Link to VACS 2016 Publication page

February 2017

  • Jessie Torgersen was awarded the Young Investigator Award Scholarship for her Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) poster entitled, “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Hepatic Steatosis in HIV+ Persons”. Link to VACS 2017 Poster page
  • Amy Justice presented to the Commission on Economic Competitiveness and The Commerce Committee regarding “Building the Precision Medicine and Personalized Health Cluster in Connecticut”. Hartford, CT, February 3, 2017. Amy starts presenting at 2:04:20.