AETC National Resource Center Biweekly Update: May 2, 2012
New and Updated Resources
|HIV and HCV Drug Interactions: A Quick Guide for Clinicians|
Source: New York/New Jersey AIDS Education and Training Center
The NY/NJ AETC in collaboration with medical professionals periodically prepares, develops and disseminates clinical support tools intended to provide quick and easy reference. This latest resource outlines drug interactions with Hepatitis C Virus NS3/4A protease inhibitors and HIV medications.
Download the reference guide
|Integrating Buprenorphine Therapy into HIV Primary Care Settings|
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau
The projects in this monograph assist Ryan White grantees in designing or refining the delivery of public health services to include the integration of buprenorphine-HIV treatment services/programs. The chapters outline the processes programs need to put in place, including meeting DATA 2000 regulatory requirements, achieving institutional buy-in, implementing staff training requirements, and evaluating processes and outcomes.
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|Strategies for Implementing Your HIV Quality Improvement Activities: NQC Action Planning Guide|
Source: National Quality Center
The purpose of this NQC Guide is to provide a resource to HIV/AIDS professionals to facilitate the translation of strategic and operational quality priorities into effective improvement actions. The Guide focuses on tools and approaches for each step of the planning process: from developing a plan to meet your quality goals through tracking your progress over time. Examples from the field provide additional insight to further illustrate the content. The concepts presented can be applied at varying levels including a variety of clinical and non-clinical improvement teams, across all Ryan White Parts, and quality committees of all sizes.
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|New Professional Guidelines for Treating HCV|
Source: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Hepatitis Foundation
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) recently published an updated practice guideline on the treatment of chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1. The guideline, authored by members of the AASLD practice guideline committee, was issued in response to the development of new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) and the identification of several single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with spontaneous and treatment-induced clearance of HCV infection.
|Sixteenth Annual HIV Drug Guide|
Source: Positively Aware
The 16th Annual HIV Drug Guide is a handbook to the 34 current and upcoming medications for treating HIV including their cost, side effects and potential interactions. It is designed to educate people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers about the FDA-approved HIV regimens. An accompanying chart provides dosage information, food and liquid requirements, and pictures to identify each medication. The updated version of the guide also includes expanded information on HIV drug co-pays, patient-assistance programs available through pharmaceutical companies, state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, Medicare, and Medicaid.
HIV Drug Chart
Drug Interactions Guide
Paying for your Meds
HIV Co-Pay & Patient Assistance Programs
|Hepatitis B Printable Information|
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation
The Hepatitis B Foundation has created a variety of materials for those seeking more information about hepatitis B. Brochures, Information Sheets, and Newsletter are available in an easy-to-print PDF format.
Download pdfs here
|CAREAction March 2012 Issue: Primary Care and HIV/AIDS|
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau
This issue of HRSA CAREAction presents various primary care models such as the medical home and also discusses primary care in various settings such as community health centers and in rural areas.
March 2012 Issue
|CAREAction April 2012 Issue: Responding to Latino Health Needs|
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) recently completed a study of 10 HIV services providers treating predominantly Latinos. The resulting research report, Responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Latinos: Latino Best Practices, provides an outline of effective approaches to addressing barriers to care experienced by Latinos throughout the United States. This issue of HRSA CAREAction summarizes the findings presented in the HRSA study.
April 2012 Issue
|Family Planning, Preconception Care and Safer Conception for Women Living with HIV Infection webinar. May 15th, 2012, 2:00-4:00pm EST|
Source: CDC's Elimination of Mother-to-Child (EMCT) Stakeholders Group, the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center, AETC National Resource Center
Participants will be able to view slides and interact with the presenters via web-based training platform Adobe Connect. Some of the learning objectives are to discuss the importance and goals of preconception care in the context of HIV, describe components of preconception counseling, assessment and interventions, describe considerations for selecting appropriate contraceptives and compare options for women living with HIV, describe methods for safer conception for an HIV infected woman in a HIV-serodiscordant relationship, and more. Pre-registration is REQUIRED for participation. Registration deadline is May 12th. CEUs will not be available for this event.
The session and speaker schedule is as follows
Session 1: Preconception care in the setting of HIV infection: William Short, MD, MPH, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Session 2: Contraceptive care for women/couples living with HIV infection: Kimberly McClellan, MSN, WHNP-BC, CRNP, AIDS Care Group, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Session 3: Safer conception for HIV-discordant couples: Judy Levison, MD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
|HIV Treatment as Prevention webinar. May 9th, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST|
Source: Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center
Nicholas Van Sickles, MD will be the presenter for this training event. The target audience is physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dental professionals, and pharmacists, however all other health care practitioners are welcome. Registration is required. On the day/time of the training, follow the Adobe Connect link below and login as a "guest."
Adobe Connect Login
|Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on LGBT Health: Transgender Health Webinar. May 8th, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST|
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Learn more about the Healthy People 2020 initiative including the new LGBT topic area, gender identity and development, and transgender health. Registration is required to join this event.
Register and learn more
|Job Openings: HRSA/HAB Public Health Analysts|
Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HAB is currently recruiting Public Health Analysts, who will serve as Project Officers working with Part A-D and F Ryan White grantees. Prospective applicants who want to make a difference in public health programming relative to HIV/AIDS and improving health care to underserved communities are encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted through May 17th. Follow the link above for full details on qualifications, key requirements and more.