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NECA AETC July 2024 Update



NECA AETC July 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 149: All About Vaccines & PWH

  2. Online: Bridging HIV, HIV prevention, & substance use disorders in pregnancy (July 12)

  3. Online: Triply Diagnosed (August 2)

  4. Event: Zero HIV Stigma Day #ZeroHIVStigmaDay (July 21)

  5. Careers:  Associate Director, Grant/Data Quality (Albany Med Health)

  6. Resource: NECA AETC Service Portal

  7. Resource: NECA AETC Mobile Apps



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






Episode 149: All About Vaccines and PWH

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

This week, Marianna sits down with John Faragon to talk about vaccines and people with HIV. Learn about why it's important for PWH to stay up to date on their vaccinations, which vaccines specifically matter the most, and more.Take a peek below and find the full episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or anywhere you get your podcasts.






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

  • Presented by Dominika Seidman, MD, MAS, this session will describe ways to integrate HIV care/prevention, substance use treatment, and pregnancy care. This session will describe a program in San Francisco that aims to integrate these often-siloed components of care.

  • Register for the session here

Friday, August 2, at 12 pm ET: Triply Diagnosed

  • Presented by Francine Cournos, MD, this presentation will provide an up-to-date view on the population referred to as triply diagnosed with substance use, other mental illnesses, and HIV infection.

  • Register for the session here

Career: Associate Director Grant/Data Quality

Albany Med Health System is recruiting an Associate Director, Grant/Data Quality at their Albany NY campus.

  • The primary role of the Associate Director Grant/Data Quality will be to support all aspects of the organization’s grantmaking, grants oversight and data quality management as part of a collaborative team at the Albany Medical Center AIDS Program within the Division of HIV Medicine. The Albany Medical Center AIDS Program is the only Designated AIDS Center in Northeastern New York and has provided comprehensive HIV care since 1985. We are a multi-specialty practice offering services for over 1350 people with HIV. Our clinic is primarily grant-funded by the NYSDOH AIDS Institute and HRSA.


  • Application of quality improvement concepts, developing and implementing quality projects is required. Fluency in spreadsheets and word processing systems required.  Fluency in data bases strongly preferred.  Experience in health care utilization, policies and procedures development and integration of data management in a health care setting preferred. Ability to work independently, with wide latitude for independent judgement, in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary team environment. In addition, attention to detail and strong communication skills are specifically required. A minimum of 2 years experience in health care or related field is recommended.

Event: Zero HIV Stigma Day #ZeroHIVStigmaDay (July 21)

July 21st marks Zero HIV Stigma Day, spearheading a movement and uniting people, communities, organizations, and entire countries to raise awareness and take action against HIV stigma, which reinforces and amplifies the HIV pandemic and related inequalities. While occasions such as World AIDS Day bring needed awareness to HIV in general, there has never been a global awareness day specifically to challenge the impact of stigma, which persists despite biomedical advancements in HIV prevention and care.

Zero HIV Stigma Day is a joint initiative of NAZ and IAPAC in collaboration with the Global HIV Collaborative and Fast-Track Cities InstituteHIV stigma refers to irrational or negative attitudes, behaviors, and judgments towards people living with or at risk of HIV.




NECA AETC Service Portal

The Northeast AIDS Education Training Center (NECA AETC) now has a self-service portal that allows you to download your AETC training information using the email address that you register for trainings. The portal allows you to access your attendance records yourself as well as the best person to contact regarding specific NECA AETC trainings.   NECA AETC Self-service trainings and transcript portal instructions:

  • Link: https://www.e2neca.org/Login.cfm

  • Sign up for myNECA using the email address you use to sign up for NECA AETC trainings and create a profile. 

  • Once you create a profile you can login into the system and track your past and upcoming trainings.

  • Note: The portal will only bring up trainings attached to this email address unless your records have been merged. 

Contact Nadine Nader at nn69@cumc.columbia.edu for more information.


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...

Don't forget to follow us on social media to stay up to date on our programs. We post on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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