AETC National Resource Center Biweekly Update: March 13, 2013
What's New at the AETCs
|Update from the 2013 CROI - March 19, 2013 - 1:00pm ET|
Source: AETC National Resource Center, International Antiviral Society-USA
This year's conference will provide data on when to start antiretroviral therapy and methods for the prevention of HIV infection. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to describe and apply selected new data presented at the conference for the management of HIV. The presenter is Timothy J. Wilkin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College. CMEs are available and there is no cost for this event. Registration is required; registration closes on March 18, at 3:00pm PT. A URL and log-in instructions will be e-mailed to you 2 days prior to the webinar date. Follow the link above for registration instructions and more information..
|Renal Considerations in the HIV-Infected Patient Webcast - April 10, 2013, - 12:00-2:00pm ET |
Source: New York/New Jersey AETC, Albany Medical College, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
The goal of this program is to update the learner with the most recent information about renal considerations in patients living with HIV/AIDS. Some of the learning objectives for this event are to list the causes and types of kidney disease in the HIV population, specify HIV medications and dosing strategies to decrease the impact on the kidney, and more. CEUs are available for this activity. Follow the link above to register and view the program agenda. For more information contact Jim Ybarra or call (518) 262-4674.
|Modeling Risk Assessment: Conversations between the Dentist or Dental Hygienist and HIV Positive Patients|
Source: Pacific AETC
This free-online training is designed for all oral health professionals. The module highlights the issues oral health providers need to be aware of to encourage important conversations to ensure better health outcomes. Please note a two minute pre-survey and a post-survey are attached to this training. One CEU from the Dental Board of California is available upon completion of this course. Follow the link above to access the training; it is available until June 30, 2013.
Other Helpful Resources & Events
|The HIV & Preconception Care Toolkit Now Available on The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Website Resource Page|
Source: François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, School of Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
The Toolkit was developed to help HIV primary care providers address reproductive health issues with their patients, including preconception care, family planning and safer conception for HIV sero-discordant couples. The materials were developed by the FXB Center in collaboration with members of CDC's Expert Panel for Preconception and Reproductive Health of HIV-Infected Persons and CDC's EMCT Stakeholder Group on Family Planning and Preconception Care. The Toolkit includes training slides, a recorded webinar, educational materials for patients, and more. Follow the link above to for more information and to access the materials.
|Update of the Drug Resistance Mutations in HIV-1: March 2013|
Source: International Antiviral Society-USA
The figures in this report are designed for practitioners to use when identifying key mutations associated with antiretroviral drug resistance and in making therapeutic decisions. The list is revised and disseminated regularly by the IAS-USA Drug Resistance Mutations Panel, an independent volunteer panel of experts charged with delivering evidence-based information on these mutations to HIV clinical practitioners. The 2013 edition of the list updates the figures last published (November 2011) and includes user notes and accompanying text. Follow the link above to read the article.
|CDC Fact Sheet: Incidence, Prevalence, and Cost of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States |
Source: National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fact sheet is based on a recently published analyses (February 2013) that provide comprehensive looks at the human and economic burden of sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Follow the link above to access the report.
|New Tools Available for CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use |
Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
|HIV/AIDS in Rural America: Prevalence and Service Availability |
Source: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
This report examines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in rural counties across 28 states in 2008 and examines the rural versus urban distribution of Ryan White providers, using information from the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau website. Follow the link above to read the full report.
|Making ACA Private Insurance Expansion Work for People with HIV webinar March 14, 2013 - 3:30-5:00pm ET |
Source: HIV Health Reform
This webinar is designed to help you understand critical components of the marketplace to get you ready for enrollment. Key objectives are to explain the marketplaces and how enrollment will be handled, explain how tax subsidies will work, examine the role of HIV programs and examine policies states can implement to benefit people with HIV.
|Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations: Empowering the Patient Webinar - - March 27, 2013 - 2:00-3:00pm ET |
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau's Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS)
This Webinar will be the first of a three-part series synthesizing some of the successful practices in engaging hard-to-reach populations from SPNS population-specific initiatives, and will provide insights relevant to a wide range of audiences, from clinicians to social workers. For more information on this project, please visit ShareSpot to read "Innovative Approaches to Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations Living with HIV/AIDS into Care," and to access project materials visit the TARGET Center website. Follow the link above to register. Once registration is complete, you will receive the link and conference call information for the Webinar.
|APHA Online Continuing Education Program Opportunities|
Source: American Public Health Association
For a modest fee, public health practitioners can earn continuing education credits offered for selected activities. Credits can be earned by physicians (CME), nurses (CNE), health educators (CHES/MCHES), public health practitioners (CPH) and other professionals (CME for non-physicians) by listening to the recordings, passing the quiz and completing an evaluation. Courses expire September 30, 2013. Follow the link above to register and for more information.
|ANAC's 26th Annual Conference- SAVE THE DATE & Call for Abstracts |
Source: Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
This year's conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, on November 21-23, 2013. Some of the conference objectives are to identify current research and evidence based practices pertaining to holistic HIV care, evaluate new approaches to HIV prevention, treatment, and care in domestic and international settings, create a vision to improve the health outcomes of underserved populations affected and infected with HIV, and more. Abstract submissions are now being accepted; submission deadline is May 13, 2013. Follow the link above to view submission instructions and guidelines.