HCV and HIV are overlapping epidemics with serious clinical implications for infected patients. Community health centers are poised to prevent and treat these viral infections by understanding the implications of comorbidity and by creating a welcoming environment for those at risk for, previously infected, or currently infected with one or both diseases. Join the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center for a webinar exploring the link between HCV and HIV, and particular considerations for community-based primary care providers. We will be joined by infectious disease specialists Dr. Kevin Ard and nurse practitioner Maggie Beiser, Director of HCV Services at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, who will share expertise and cases that demonstrate best practices for preventing and/or treating co-infection.
Learning Resources — HIV/STI Treatment and Prevention
This webinar, intended for our clinical audience, will explore best practices for the management of co-occurring HIV and diabetes. Drs. Janet Lo and Kevin Ard will present cases highlighting the risk of developing diabetes among patients with HIV. Participants of this webinar will learn about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications and discuss drug interactions between anti-diabetic and antiretroviral medications.
In this national, panel-style webinar, participants will learn about promising and best practices for PrEP programming for patients experiencing homelessness. Panelists, including a medical provider, an administrator, and a nurse, will discuss barriers to care, ideas for creating welcoming and affirming environments, and strategies for PrEP navigation for people experiencing homelessness.
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The webinar discusses what is known about sexual behavior during the pandemic and what constitutes safer sex in the COVID-19 era. The talk contextualizes PrEP as part of a sexual harm reduction strategy and discusses models for remote PrEP delivery and clinical monitoring. Practical issues, such as STI screening and reimbursement, are also discussed.
In partnership with The HITEQ Center, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center hosts a one-hour question and answer style webinar to explore the new UDS reporting from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to help health centers expand outreach, testing and linkage to care for HIV screening, prevention, and treatment. A short presentation on the details of the new/ updated measures on PrEP, HIV screening and HIV linkage to care is followed by a panel Q+A with Jillian Maccini, The HITEQ Project Director, and Danielle Funk, Health Informatics Manager for Fenway Health.
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- HIV/STI Treatment and Prevention
In this webinar, Dr. Ken Mayer discusses sexual health in the time of COVID-19. Participants learn how to counsel patients on the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and how to protect themselves in the context of sexual health. Dr. Mayer will offer strategies for providers to help patients minimize risk of SARS-CoV-2 acquisition while affirming the desire for intimacy, and participants will learn how telehealth technology can be used to provide remote sexual health counseling and screening for STIs.
In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Poteat reviews data on PrEP among transgender people, outlines current guidelines for PrEP use, and describes gender-affirming practices for PrEP implementation.
In this training, Dr. Kevin Ard covers the basics on the recommendations for prescribing PrEP with TGD patients. Participants will discover best practices for outreach and administration of PrEP in TGD communities including the exploration of PrEP interactions with hormone treatments, and the components of incorporating PrEP into diverse clinic settings.
This PrEP Action Kit includes clinical resources to help providers incorporate PrEP into their practices. Including helpful resources such as tips on taking a comprehensive sexual history, frequently asked questions about PrEP and information on PrEP prescribing and monitoring. This action kit is an essential resource for all providers treating LGBTQIA+ patients or patients at risk of HIV infection.