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The Intersection of HIV and SUD: An Innovative Partnership to Educate and Support Two Critically Important Workforces

A network of federally funded training centers has existed since the early 1990’s to educate and build the capacity of clinicians and healthcare professionals to diagnose, treat and manage HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), substance use disorders (SUDs), mental health disorders and...

Beth
Rutkowski
Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

How one Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) is Addressing Accessibility and 508 Compliance

Web developers and digital content creators know that website accessibility and 508 compliance is a critical requirement. Their websites and web materials must meet all the accessibility laws and regulations. To ensure equal access to information for all, including those with disabilities. Because t...

Curing Hepatitis C in People with HIV in the United States: A Federal, State and Local Collaboration

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection affects roughly 25% of people with HIV in the United States (U.S.). To effectively combat this epidemic, ongoing provider education has been identified as a key initiative to enhance screening, diagnosis, linkage to care, and treatment of HCV. While many HIV prov...

Nirah
Johnson
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Short Bites: The Association between Oral Hygiene and Heart Disease

The emergence of chronic disease complications in controlled HIV disease has changed the landscape of HIV clinical care. HIV infection confers an increased cardiovascular disease risk which is thought to be due to a complex interplay of mechanistic factors. While traditional cardiovascular risk fact...

AETC IPE Programs Prepare the Next Generation of HIV Providers

Cross-posted from TargetHIV coverage of the 2018 National Ryan White Conference.

Regional AETCs across the United States are working to bring new clinicians into the HIV workforce through inter-professional education (IPE) programs. IPE trains learners in teams in clinical settings where trainees lea...

Alan
Gambrell
TargetHIV: Tools for HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The LATITUDE to Stay On Track: NIH to Launch Study in People Non-Adherent to Daily Treatment

Taking effective HIV medications as prescribed offers many benefits for people with HIV—life expectancy normalizes and viral loads drop below detectable levels, preventing the risk of sexual transmission in those who achieve and maintain durable viral suppression. Unfortunately, many individuals fac...

Karin
Klingman
National Institutes of Health
Tia
Morton
National Institutes of Health

Sexual Assault: PEP is an Urgent Health Need

When a patient presents to your emergency department, urgent care or clinic with a chief complaint of sexual assault within the last 24 hours, the challenge is recognizing that, along with safety and criminal justice concerns, this patient has emergent health needs. One of the most urgent of these i...

Diane
Daiber

Short Bites: HIV in the Southeast United States

Southern states today account for an estimated 44 percent of all people with an HIV diagnosis in the U.S.,[1] despite having only about one-third (37%) of the overall U.S. population. Diagnosis rates for people in the South are higher than for Americans overall. Eight of the 10 states with the highe...

Dolutegravir in Early Pregnancy: Updates on Possible Risk of Neural Tube Defects

Integrase inhibitors have become primary treatment for most people with HIV; however, the impact of newer integrase inhibitors on pregnancy outcomes has not been well described. Researchers for the observational Tsepamo study have been examining birth outcomes in Botswanan women treated with various...

Updates in Antiretroviral Treatment during Pregnancy: Dolutegravir in Late Pregnancy

Although DTG currently is not a desirable medication for women to take pre-conception (see Dolutegravir in Early Pregnancy: Updates on Possible Risk of Neural Tube Defects), findings from the DolPHIN study suggest that it may be a very useful agent for women who start ART during late pregnancy. The...

TargetHIV: New Name, New Look

It's easier than ever to stay on target. The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) technical assistance (TA) and training website has undergone a major update to make it easier for users to access tools and materials for the RWHAP. The website, for...