AETC National Resource Center Biweekly Update: June 15, 2011
|Retention in HIV Care: A Guide to Patient-Centered Strategies|
Source: Mountain Plains AETC
The guide covers retention strategies including enhancing the clinic environment, offering patient education, and focusing on patients' strengths for success in treatment. It is an important reference for clinicians and clinical staff to help retain HIV-infected patients in care. Included are practical tips and a "teaching tools" section for key examples of the skills-building strategies in action. (May 2011)
To download, order copies, or for more information please visit the Products page on the MPAETC website.
|A Webinar Series on Women and HIV: Clinical Concepts from WHICC|
Note: Texas/OKlahoma AETC invites you to participate in this webinar on Wednesday, June 22nd at 8:30am CT. Clinicians will gain competencies in decreasing barriers for HIV testing, linkage to care, and retention in care for HIV-infected minority women.
This is a free webinar series consisting of experts in the field of treating women with HIV, which will feature an interactive web-based approach to learning. TX/OK AETC prepared this event in response to the needs of those agencies and providers who might have limited resources for travel, yet are eager to obtain the information.
Pre-registration is required in order to participate in this educational event. Registration will close on June 20, 2011. There is no fee in order to participate. To register, please visit
|2nd National HIV and Violence Against Women Conference|
Note: This conference will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis Hotel. The conference aims to enhance understanding of how women's health and wellbeing are influenced by two highly-stigmatized and gendered national issues, HIV and violence against women. This event is intended for domestic violence, sexual assault, HIV/AIDS service providers, related social service providers, researchers, advocates, community educators, medical trainers, healthcare providers, and policy makers.
To register for this free event, please visit http://www.hvawc.org/
|Perinatal Prevention of HIV Transmission|
Note: This on-demand module from Texas/Oklahoma AETC explores epidemiology, HIV transmission studies, case studies, HIV and pregnancy, transmission reduction regimens, modes of delivery, and mother-to-child transmission prevention.
The speaker, Dr. Jeanne Sheffield, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ABOG). Dr. Sheffield has extensive experience in treating sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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|AETC E-Learn Committee Webinar: Marketing AETC Trainings by Email|
Note: The next E-Learn Committee webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 12th from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST. David Lee from Northwest AETC will demonstrate the benefits of an email contact tracking system. Estela Balderas from Midwest AETC (MATEC) will demonstrate the advanced features of MATEC's system.
To register, please visit http://aetc.adobeconnect.com/elearn_july_12_2011/event/registration.html
|What Everyone Needs to Know When Working With Sexual Minorities|
Note: On Thursday, June 16th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST, the Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) will host this training on "A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals, First Edition." Participants will gain an increased familiarity with the issues and barriers faced by LGBT persons in need of substance use disorder-related services. Knowledge about the interaction between LGBT issues and substance use and abuse will enhance professional abilities to offer sensitive, affirmative, culturally relevant, and effective addiction services to LGBT clients.
To register, please visit
|Mental Health AIDS: Spring 2011|
Note: This is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health organized by topic area. Each issue also includes a "tool box" feature article, plus the newest resources (books, articles, websites) for clinical practice.
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