Building Capacity through Development of the Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AETC ACRN Review Course

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pennsylvania/Mid Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center logoSince 2006 the Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (PA/MA AETC) has offered a review course to assist nurses with successfully passing an HIV certification exam.  Nurses working in HIV often do not have certification as HIV/AIDS specialists.  To learn why nurses have not pursued this certification, Hazel Jones-Parker, DNP, CRNP, AACRN, nurse e

Technology & Training Case Study: Using Adobe Connect Presenter to Maximize Time

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

As part of the Technology & Training Workgroup, this case study is an example of how technology can be used to satisfy a training objective, or solve a training problem. More case studies can be found by clicking on the "Technology & Training" tab under Categories on the ShareSpot home page. We encourage you to ask questions and leave comments for the authors to respond to.

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? 

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.

How Can AETCs Best Evaluate Their HIV Testing Activities?

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The new CDC funding (associated with CDC announcement PS 10-10138) provides support for AETCs to deliver training and technical assistance coordinated through funded health departments. Although local needs may differ across sites, regional evaluators have agreed on the measureable constructs below:

HIV and Aging

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New England AETC logoThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that by 2015, 50% of people living with HIV/AIDS will be over the age of fifty. This represents some good news (those infected earlier in their lifespan are living longer), but also some bad news (those over 50 are acquiring new HIV infections).

Training and Technical Assistance for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Clinicians: HIV Champions Pave the Way

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
We have found great partnerships with ICE. With leadership from our champions, we easily found that perceived hurdles that were once thought to be barriers in working with ICE were more a matter of connecting with the appropriate people. At every level we have found true partners and champions that have advocated for HIV training enabling us to provide ICE clinicians with critical information on how to link patients to HIV care in Mexico and Central America.

Updated HIV Exposure Guidelines—The PEPline’s Overview

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

In August, the U.S. Public Health Service released updated guidelines for the management of occupational exposures to HIV. In multiple sections of the Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis, the AETC National Clinicians' PEPline (888.448.4911) is cited as a resource for expert consultation.

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