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Evolving: A Journey in Practice Transformation

I remember driving to Chicago on my first day as a Midwest AETC Practice Transformation (PT) Coach. I was filled with both excitement and apprehension to participate in a intensive training titled Building Blocks of High Performing Primary Care. While the concepts of PT were familiar to me after ov...

HIV Meds Update: Treatment as Prevention: Suppressive ART, Condomless Sex, and HIV Transmission Risk - also a Word on HPTN 052

The PARTNER Study, a multisite European study, evaluated rates of HIV transmissions within serodifferent heterosexual and MSM couples (n = 548 and n = 340, respectively, contributed eligible data). The HIV-positive partners were on ART with HIV RNA levels of <200 copies/mL, and the couples engage...

HIV and Heart Disease – NIH Explores the Connection

HIV-positive men and women can now live longer than ever before. A 2013 study found that a newly diagnosed 20 year old on effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) can expect to live into their 70s. A lifespan only slightly lower than in people without HIV.[1] While this is great news, physicians are l...

Sarah
Read
National Institutes of Health
Karin
Klingman
National Institutes of Health

Accessibility: The Bigger Picture

I have been working on website accessibility for many years in my role as Production Manager at the UCSF Center for HIV Information. Despite that experience, I still encounter problems that confound me. I recently reached out to an accessibility expert for ideas on how to manage a particularly diffi...

Tips for Successful Linkage to Care

I joined the AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC) as a Health Educator in December 2015, using my skill set as a Certified Health Educator Specialist and seasoned patient navigator/linkage to care coordinator (LTCC) to provide a perspective based on direct interaction and delivery of ca...