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NECA AETC April 2024 Update



NECA AETC April 2024 Update


Welcome to the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education & Training Center's monthly newsletter, bringing you everything you need to know about our work — from webinars and panels to the latest guidelines and more!

This month:

  1. Podcast: NECA in the Know, Episode 136: What Do Statins Have To Do With HIV?

  2. Online: Managing Hormone Therapy and ARVs (April 12)

  3. Online: Reaching People Where They Are: Implementing an HIV Self-Testing Program (April 16)

  4. Online: Managing Agitation and Difficult Behaviors in HIV Care Settings (April 16)

  5. Online:  HIV Vaccines Update and REPRIEVE Trial Results (April 17)

  6. Online: Building Bridges: The Power of Relationship Building and Community Engagement (April 19)

  7. In-person: Ending the HIV Epidemic - What's Research Got to Do With It? (May 2)

  8. Save the Date: 24th HIV & HCV Clinical Care Symposium (June 5)

  9. Hybrid: 15th Annual Infectious Disease Update (June 7)

  10. Online: Behavioral Health Along the HIV Care Continuum (June 20)

  11. Online: NAHEWD 'Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field' Webinar Series

  12. Event: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day #NYHAAD (April 10)

  13. Resource: NECA AETC Mobile Apps



NECA in the Know: A podcast for healthcare providers in the HIV field


Episode 136: What Do Statins Have to Do With HIV?


Description: This week, Marianna sits down with John Faragon to talk about new guidelines released from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services about statin use. Tune in to learn all about them and how this relates to HIV care.


Take a peek below and find the full episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or anywhere you get your podcasts.






Online: Managing Hormone Therapy and ARVs (April 12)

When: Friday, April 12, 2024, 11:30 - 12:30 pm 

Presenter: 

  • Diana Finkel, Associate Professor. D.O Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Overview:

  • This webinar focuses on providing gender-affirming services alongside HIV care, with particular references to integrating hormone therapy with HIV care/prevention. Known data on interactions of estradiol, testosterone and ARV will be reviewed. Potential interactions of estradiol and PrEP will also be discussed. Current and future research on interactions of ARV and gender affirming hormones will be highlighted. HIV demographics and health disparities among transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals will also be discussed. The key steps in developing a supportive, gender-affirming clinical environment and in providing care for TGD patient populations will also be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the known data on interactions of estradiol, testosterone and ARV.

  • Identify the potential interactions of estradiol and PrEP. Learn about current and future research on interactions of ARV and gender affirming hormones.

  • Describe HIV demographics and Health disparities among transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

  • Delineate key steps in developing a supportive, gender-affirming clinical environment and in providing care for TGD patient populations.

Acknowledgement:

  • Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Registration:

Questions? Contact Ola Osunkayode at olapeju.osunkayode@stonybrook.edu



Online: Reaching People Where They Are: Implementing an HIV Self-Testing Program (April 16)

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 11:00 am 

Presenter: 

  • Nicole Cañete (he/she/siya), HIV Testing Coordinator, Hudson Pride Center

Overview:

  • This webinar will discuss the process of piloting and implementing an at-home HIV self-testing program in an Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) jurisdiction. Hudson Pride Center, New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ+ social services center, will share successes, challenges, and lessons learned in expanding access to HIV testing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and distinguish an HIV self-test from a mail-in HIV test.

  • Discuss diagnoses as a key strategy in the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.

  • Summarize successes, challenges, and lessons learned from implementing an HIV self-test program.

Acknowledgement:

  • Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Registration:


Questions? Contact Ola Osunkayode at olapeju.osunkayode@stonybrook.edu


Online: Managing Agitation and Difficult Behaviors in HIV Care Settings (April 16)


When: Wednesday, April 16, 2024, 11:00 am

Presenter: 

  • James Satriano, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University

Overview:

  • This presentation will include guidelines related to agitation and aggression in HIV clinical care settings. Attendees will be provided with clear steps for how to verbally de-escalate an agitated individual. Lastly, the presenter will identify how to assess and avert potential aggression.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss mental health diagnoses associated with agitation and potential aggression.

  • Review guidelines for staff and the environment when working with agitated clients.

  • Explain the 10 domains of verbal de-escalation of agitated individuals.

  • Explain how to assess and avert potential aggression.

Acknowledgement:

  • Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Registration:

Questions? Contact Laurie Sadofsky at las2363@cumc.columbia.edu.


 

Online: Building Bridges: The Power of Relationship Building and Community Engagement (April 19)

When: Friday, April 19, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Presenter: 

  • Jamir Tuten, Program Manager & Community Engagement Coordinator, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Infectious Disease Practice

Learning objectives:

  • How do we engage? Understanding the importance of engagement & outreach for HIV care.

  • Develop skills for strategic planning through social media, events, artificial intelligence and more.

  • Build to sustain: Provider relationship building, education and support in HIV care.

  • What are the next steps to healthy provider relationships and engagement?

Accreditation:

  • This 1.0 hour class may be used for CE credits for the NYS Peer Worker Certification Program in HIV, HCV, Harm Reduction and PrEP offered through the NYSDOH.

Acknowledgement:

Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Registration:

Questions? Contact Catherine Farquharson at cf2863@cumc.columbia.edu


In-person: Ending the HIV Epidemic - What's Research Got to Do with It? (May 2)

When: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Registration deadline:

  • Registration (free) closes on Friday, April 26, 2024, OR when registration capacity is reached.

Target audience: 

  • Providers, clinical care teams, non-clinical care teams, consumers, community health workers, quality improvement committee members, and policy makers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the progress being made towards ending the HIV epidemic in NYS.

  • Describe the role of clinical trials in the effort to end the HIV epidemic.

  • Discuss approaches to broaden HIV access to HIV research among populations and communities traditionally underrepresented.  

  • Discuss recent advances in HIV prevention, vaccinology, and cure.

Accreditation:

  • This 3.5 hour class may be used for CE credits for the NYS Peer Worker Certification Program in HIV, HCV, Harm Reduction and PrEP offered through the NYSDOH.

Acknowledgement:

  • Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Location:

  • SUNY Global Center, 116 E 55th St, New York, NY

Registration:

Questions? Contact Robert Walsh at row4003@med.cornell.edu.




Save the Date: 24th HIV & HCV Clinical Care Symposium (June 5)

Agenda and e-brochure with registration information will be available in April

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Details so far: 

  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180

Questions: Contact John Prokop by email at prokopw@amc.edu or by telephone at 518-262-6864.


Sponsored by Albany Medical College's Department of Medicine, Division of HIV Medicine.



Hybrid: 15th Annual Infectious Disease Update (June 7)

When: Friday, June 7, 2024, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Target audience: 

  • Primary care providers (internists, family practitioners, infectious diseases specialists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Accreditation (CME Pending):

  • Accreditation statement: Weill Cornell Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • Weill Cornell Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

  • Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Upon successful completion of this course, Weill Cornell Medical College will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points.

Location:

  • In-person: 1300 York Avenue, New York, New York, 10065, United States

  • Online: Virtual attendance via ZOOM registration fee to be paid to Weill Cornell Medicine inclusive of admission to program and course materials.

Registration:

  • Registration fee: $30 (in-person and online)

  • Registration is free for residents, fellows, and medical students

  • Any registration fees to be paid to Weill Cornell Medicine inclusive of admission to program and course materials

  • (Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees)

  • Register here

Questions? Contact Robert Walsh at row4003@med.cornell.edu.


Online: Behavioral Health Along the HIV Care Continuum (June 20)

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenter: 

  • Robert Remien, PhD, Clinical Director for Behavioral Health, NECA AETC Director, HIV Center for Clinical, and Behavioral Studies, Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology, NY State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role that mental health plays in HIV prevention and health outcomes.

  • Identify comorbid mental health conditions in the HIV context.

  • Integrate mental health screening and treatment into HIV prevention and primary care.

Details:

  • This presentation will cover the connection between mental health and HIV from prevention through treatment. The link between depression and ART adherence will be highlighted. Mental health screening tools and their optimal use by care team members will be described.

  • Presented by NY Links and Columbia University HIV Behavioral Health Training.

Registration link:

Questions? Contact Laurie Sadofsky at las2363@cumc.columbia.edu


Upcoming sessions — NAHEWD 'Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field Webinar Series

 

The following are upcoming sessions in NAHEWD's Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field webinar series:

  • Presented by Paisley Williams, MPH, and Morgan Brinker, BS, CPT, this webinar will examine a local FQHC’s approach to addressing the syndemic – a group of related epidemics – of HIV, HCV, reproductive health, sexual health (STIs), and mental health (including SUD). Solutions include accessible testing, outreach, PrEP support, and harm reduction programming. Register for this session here.

Friday, May 3, at 12 pm ET: Xylazine: What the HIV care team needs to know

  • Presented by Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM, and Justin Alves, RN, FNP-BC, AACRN, ACRN, CARN, CNE, this training will review the growing effect of xylazine contamination of the drug supply for people who use drugs. Epidemiological and geographic trends in xylazine exposure and consumption will be reviewed. Signs, symptoms, and effects of xylazine exposure will be reviewed and provide helpful insights for HIV care teams on how to identify people who are affected by xylazine and how to adjust services to meet the needs of people using drugs and living with HIV.



Event: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day#NYHAAD (April 10)

Advocates for Youth and its partners direct this observance

Description: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people. The day also highlights the HIV prevention, treatment, and care campaigns of young people in the U.S.

On April 6th at 4:00 p.m. ET, join Centering Youth in Ending the HIV Epidemic: A National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Roundtable with speakers including Admiral Rachel L. Levine, Harold Phillips.


Are You Using NECA AETC Mobile Apps?

Developed with funding from the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center Program, these four mobile apps are designed for practicing clinicians to provide information on HIV medications and drug interactions with commonly co-prescribed primary care medications and HIV-HIV combinations.Four tabs at the bottom of each app include:

  • HIV-Primary Care Interactions

  • HIV-HIV Interactions

  • Drug Metabolism

  • Common Web Resources

The Common Web Resources tab contains links to external websites and phone numbers for information and national warmlines that provide clinical support with HIV care, substance use, Hepatitis C, and COVID‐19.

Download links for Android and iPhone versions of these apps can be found the NECA AETC Mobile Apps page


One last thing before you go...

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