Since 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
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How 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?
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.
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:
The 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).
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.