AETC National Resource Center Biweekly Update: March 21, 2012
New and Updated Resources
|HPTN 064 Women's HIV Seroincidence Study (ISIS) Results|
Source: HIV Prevention Trials Network, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institute of Health
The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced results from its HPTN 064 Women's HIV Seroincidence Study (ISIS) which found an HIV incidence of 0.24% in the study cohort of 2,099 women (88% black), a rate that is five fold higher than that estimated for black women overall by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incidence rate observed in HPTN 064 is based on findings from women enrolled from six geographical areas in the US where HIV and poverty are known to be more common: Atlanta, GA, Raleigh-Durham, NC, Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD, Newark, NJ, New York City, NY.
|HIV Surveillance Report|
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The annual HIV Surveillance Report provides an overview on the current epidemiology of HIV disease in the United States and dependent areas. CDC funds state and territorial health departments to collect surveillance data on persons diagnosed with HIV infection; all personal identifiers are removed from these data before being transmitted to CDC via a secure data network. Data are analyzed by CDC and then displayed by age, race, sex, transmission category, and jurisdiction (where appropriate).
|Guidelines for Improving Entry Into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral Adherence for Persons With HIV: Evidence-Based Recommendations From an International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care Panel|
Source: American College of Physicians; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; New International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care and the U.S. National Institutes of Health's Office of AIDS Research
These guidelines focus on interventions to improve entry into and retention in care and ART adherence for people living with HIV, as well as methods to monitor these critical processes. The target audience includes care providers, patients, policymakers, and organizations and health systems involved with implementing HIV care and treatment.
|SAMHSA TIP Series - Treatment Improvement Protocols|
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
As part of SAMHSA's Treatment Imrovement Protocol series, two new manuals are available: Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders and Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders. The manuals are designed to assist behavioral health professionals and clinicans who treat people with substance abuse problems. The former discusses screening, diagnosis, and referrals and explains how to evaluate a program's hepatitis practices, while the latter discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.
|Take Charge.Take the Test Campaign Materials|
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Prevention, Act Against AIDS
Take Charge. Take the Test is a part of Act Against AIDS, CDC's five-year, multi-faceted national communication campaign to fight the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States. It is a social marketing campaign developed to encourage African American women to get tested for HIV. Through compelling messages and imagery, the campaign aims to help African American women recognize their risk of getting HIV and empowers them with the information they need to take charge of their health. Campaign materials are available online for local health departments and community organizations to download and use.
To learn more about Act Against AIDS, visit http://www.actagainstaids.org.
|HIV Among African Americans Fact Sheet now available in Spanish|
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
|More, More and More on PowerPoints, PowerPoint and Mac - A Love Affair and Advanced Presentations: More Ways to Power Up Your Presentation archived webinar|
Source: AETC E-Learn Committee
Note: AETC Only access is required to view this event
Bruce Maeder from NW AETC illustrates how to develop a set of presentation templates with video and audio for Macs, and Elisabeth Gleckler from Delta AETC covers video and audio for PC versions and demonstrates how to add "zooming" to your presentations with Prezi. This event is facilitated by Jaclyn Rubio from HRSA. Follow the link above to access the slides with their recordings.
|Updates from the 2012 CROI-National Webinar April 5, 2012|
Source: AETC National Resource Center and International Antiviral Society-USA
The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is a leading scientific conference that provides cutting edge data to assist clinicians who treat HIV/AIDS. This years' conference provided relevant data on when to start antiretroviral therapy and methods for the prevention of HIV-infection. This webinar is designed for AETC clinical faculty and Ryan White clinicians who are actively involved in the medical care of people with HIV/AIDS, and is relevant for practitioners who are involved in HIV/AIDS patient care, including nurse practitioners and other nursing professionals, physician assistants, pharmacists and others. CME credit is available. Pre-registration is required; registration deadline is Tuesday, April 3rd.
For more information or questions, please contact Ben Tarne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-544-9400.
|A Webinar Series on Women & HIV: Clinical Concepts from WHICC, Women on the Move. April 27, 2012|
Source: Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center; Texas/Oklahoma AETC and Colorado AIDS Education and Training Center
This webinar series aims to address the issues that migrant women face in regard to HIV infection. The target audience is advanced - expert level clinicians, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals caring for people with HIV. CE, CME and CNE credits are available.
Pre-registration is required; registration deadline is April 18th.
View the agenda
|The 7th Annual Minority AIDS Initiative Multicultural HIV/AIDS Provider Summit. May 4, 2012 - Worcester, MA|
Source: New England AIDS Education and Training Center, New England HIV Education Consortium
This Summit is a one-day course for clinical providers of color and clinical providers serving HIV-positive people of color in New England. Sessions are designed for all services and care team members and also developed to address the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Registration is free. If you're interested in setting up a display table, please email Durrell Fox at email@example.com.
|AETC National Resource Center Needs Assessment Survey|
Source: AETC National Resource Center
In preparation for the 2012-2013 grant year, the AETC National Resource Center is currently conducting its annual needs assessment that helps to develop the work plan and offers an opportunity for you to comment on areas that may need improvement. You are encouraged to complete the assessment so that the NRC team has a better understanding of the range of services they provide throughout the AETC network, and how to perhaps improve upon those services. You can be assured that responses will be confidential and there will be no identifying information linked to a response.
Please respond online by Friday, March 23, 2012.
Access the survey
If you have any questions or comments about the needs assessment, please contact Veronica Jones, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 973-972-5589.
|Journal of Pregnancy: Call for papers on Preconception Risk and Care|
Source: Hindawi Publishing Corporation