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NECA AETC May 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 140), Preventing HIV After Exposure

  2. Online: Doxy-PEP (May 2)

  3. Online: Xylazine: What the HIV care team needs to know (May 3)

  4. Online: Recognizing Personality Disorders and How They Can Affect HIV Care (May 8)

  5. Online: Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care for People with HIV (June 4)

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

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

  8. Online: Motivational Interviewing Overview and Skills-building Intensive (June 27)

  9. Online:  Xylazine: What the HIV Care Team Needs to Know (NAHEWD, May 3)

  10. Online: The Indigenous HIV/AIDS Syndemic Strategy: Weaving Together the National HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Plans (NAHEWD, June 12)

  11. Event: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day #HVAD (May 18)

  12. Event: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #API (May 19)

  13. Resource: NECA AETC Service Portal

  14. Resource: NECA AETC Mobile Apps



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


Episode 140: Preventing HIV After Exposure

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

This week, Marianna sits down with John Faragon to talk about how to prevent HIV after someone has been exposed to it. Tune in to learn all about nPEP - non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis - and what the latest guidance is saying.

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





Online: Doxy-PEP (May 2)

When: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Presenter:  

  • Joseph P. McGowan, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Professor of Medicine Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Medical Director, HIV Service Line Program, Department of Medicine North Shore University Hospital

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the potential use of doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis for bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STI)

  • Explore potential implications of and strategies for doxy-PEP implementation in clinical settings.

  • Summarize data from recent studies exploring the use of doxy-PEP to prevent bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Credits:

  • The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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


Acknowledgement: 

  • Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with zero percent financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. 

Registration: 

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


Online: Recognizing Personality Disorders and How They Can Affect HIV Care (May 8) 

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Presenter:

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

Overview:  

  • This presentation will discuss the prevalence of personality disorders among people with HIV. The presenter will describe personality disorders and other conditions to rule out. Lastly, guidance on interdisciplinary team-based approaches and mental health treatment options that work with clients with personality disorders will be provided.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the prevalence of personality disorders among those in HIV care.

  • Appreciate how personality disorders can affect HIV care including engagement, adherence, and retention.

  • Review approaches to effectively working with clients with personality disorders.

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: Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care for People with HIV (June 4) 

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Presenters:

  • Giovanna Giacobbe, MSW, Senior Training and Consultation Specialist, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Counseling Professions Rutgers-School of Health Professions

Overview:  

  • Participants will learn the core concepts of psychological trauma and how trauma can affect people with HIV. They will explore how TraumaInformed Care can enhance services to clients and how it can help to prevent trauma and retraumatization. Lastly, participants will have the opportunity to explore various self-care strategies for clients and staff.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Outline how trauma can affect people with HIV. Highlight how TraumaInformed Care can help to prevent trauma and retraumatization. 

  • List and describe strategies to prevent secondary traumatic stress in staff. 

  • Identify self-care and coping strategies for both clients and providers.

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


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 alas2363@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:

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. 

  • Register for the session here

  • Presented by Cody Knight, MPH, CPH, this creation can be thought of as an Indigenous pathway – complementary to the national strategies – allowing Indigenous stakeholders to formulate their own response to the syndemic in their communities by incorporating local governance and Indigenous knowledge. We encourage the Indigi-HAS as a process-based roadmap for all stakeholders to guide the development of policies, services, programs, initiatives, and other actions to achieve the nation’s vision of ending the syndemic by 2030.

  • Register for the session here


Event: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day #HVAD (May 18)

Description: This day is a chance to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a time to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.


Event: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #APIMay19 (May 19)

Description: Although the API communities are the fastest growing minority group, HIV diagnoses in this group have remained stable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States and dependent territories, most new HIV diagnoses in API communities were among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Other segments of the API population in the United States who experienced new HIV diagnoses were women and people who inject drugs. HIV-related stigma is a primary barrier to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment in API communities. Intensified efforts are needed to support culturally tailored interventions to improve access to HIV services for API communities. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports research opportunities to better understand and address factors that contribute to HIV in API populations.

Check out the “Use Digital Communication” resources on HIV.gov National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage for tips to spread awareness on social media.



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. 


Questions? 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


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