Primary Care of the HIV Positive Individual: It Takes a Village (Martinsburg)

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301 Foxcroft Ave
Martinsburg, WV 25401

The purpose of this mini training event is to provide you with the most recent information on noteworthy foci in the field of HIV/AIDS.  Because Acute HIV is often missed by health care providers, detection and early diagnosis for optimal patient health outcomes requires special consideration.  We will discuss the role Primary Care providers play in the care of HIV positive persons, review the importance of HIV case finding to reduce the number of new HIV infections and discuss PrEP as a safe and effective HIV prevention strategy.

Topics

A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.

  • HIV Transmission Risk Assessment
  • Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP, occupational and non-occupational)
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Acute HIV
  • Clinical manifestations of HIV disease
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Linkage to Care
  • Retention and/or re-engagement in care
  • Primary care screening
  • Adult learning principles
  • Community linkages
  • Quality Improvement