How Do You Overcome Barriers to Implementing Rapid HIV Testing in an Emergency Department? - One AETC's Story

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On February 28, 2011, routine rapid HIV screening began in the North Pod, a 36 bed section of the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Emergency Department. The launch of this testing represents the culmination of a two year endeavor I initiated at the USC PAETC.

Can We Talk? Addressing Sexual Health Issues of College Students and Young Adults on HBCU Campuses

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Minority AIDS Initiative logoHow can I learn about the sexual attitudes and practices of my students? How can I help them avoid unwanted sexual pressures? And, once they choose to be sexual, how can I help them be safely sexual? 

Samantha Euraque on Cultural Awareness Trainings for HIV Healthcare Providers

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
When we think of culture we often think of one’s ethnicity-with religious customs and social traditions coming to mind first. However, culture is not limited to ethnicity and the need for HIV healthcare providers to better understand culture to effectively treat their patients is of growing importance. Testing, education and advanced treatments have carried HIV a long way from the days of the mysterious death sentence it was years ago, yet the stigma remains and disparities between communities with the highest and lowest numbers of HIV infected patients continue to swell.

LPS Spotlight: Eye on the NY/NJ AETC Local Performance Site at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The LPS at the FXB Center serves the northern New Jersey healthcare community by providing HIV/AIDS education and training to treat, manage, diagnose or counsel individuals with HIV infection or to help prevent high risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission.

Training Tool Spotlight: The Technologies for Training Toolkit

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

You’re planning a training for oral health providers at varying clinics at a designated time. You know you’ll need to use some kind of technology to reach your target audience, but what type(s) of technology should you use and what are the adult learning best practices that apply?  How will you market and evaluate the event? And, where can you go to find simple answers to these questions?

Social Media and the AETCs: What's Next?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The AETC National Resource Center (NRC) wrapped up its Social Media Workgroup in November 2011 with a web-based debate entitled “To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That is the Question: AETCs and Social Media,”a tongue-in-cheeky, yet, comprehensive review on the pros and cons of social media and how the AETCs can utilize it in their practices.

AETC Early Leader Retires

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Nathan LinskNathan Linsk, the founder and Principal Investigator of the Midwest AETC since 1988, retired from his position on August 15th. Most of the AETC network knows Nathan. He served as the first President of the National Association of AIDS Education and Training Centers and has been a constant presence in the national program since its inception. As such, he brought thoughtful and principled dialogue to the national conversations.

Clinically Significant Drug Interactions with Dolutegravir

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dolutegravir, the newly approved integrase inhibitor, has a number of important drug interactions with other medications and nutritional products. Listed below are highlights of some of the ones most likely to be clinically significant.

How is the AIDS Drug Assistance Program Affected by the Affordable Care Act?

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enactment, Ryan White funding will continue as payer of last resort for the essential health care services of persons living with HIV (PLWH) in the United States and its territories. This includes AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) which provide access to medications necessary in the treatment of HIV infection. Eligibility for ADAP includes the following criteria: proof of HIV positive status, proof of state residency, annual income ranges from 200%-500% of Federal Poverty Level (1) depending on the state, and be uninsured or underinsured.

HIV and Jails: SPNS Launches Training Guides and Webinar Series

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Approximately 85 percent of incarcerated persons pass solely through jails. Each year there are nearly 13 million jail admissions—representing 9 to 10 million unique persons annually—in the United States. This equates to more than 4 percent of the U.S. adult population passing through a jail in a given year, yet most interventions focus exclusively on prisons.


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