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HIV Prevention Strategies for Health Care Providers

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HIV Prevention has been identified as one of four key strategies to Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States. Health care providers play a critical role in preventing new HIV transmissions. Having timely and convenient access to specialist support can help providers feel more confident and comfortable exploring HIV prevention strategies with patients. The HRSA-funded National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC) provides free, confidential, one-on-one teleconsultation to health care providers on key prevention tools, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, a medication that effectively prevents HIV) as well as harm reduction approaches to help address HIV-associated risk behaviors. During this webinar, a description of the NCCC and their approach to supporting clinicians with implementation and optimization of key HIV prevention strategies including PrEP and harm reduction. 

Objectives:

  1. Describe the free clinical teleconsultation services available to health care providers through the National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC).
  2. Identify and proactively address barriers to implementing PrEP care.
  3. Discuss key clinical components of providing PrEP, including best practices in assessing HIV risk, initial and ongoing clinical monitoring, and supporting PrEP adherence and persistence.

Speakers:

Cristina Gruta, PharmD

Erin Lutes, MS, RN, PHN, CNS

 

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