top of page
  • Writer's pictureNECA AETC

NECA AETC Updates | August 2023

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

This month:

  1. NECA in the Know Podcast: Episode 109: Neurocognitive Disorders & PWH

  2. New Course: Smoking Cessation in People with HIV

  3. Webinar: AMC Injectable Antiretroviral Update (August 20, 2023)

  4. Event: Save the Date: AMC HIV Symposium for Western New York Providers (October 19, 2023, in-person only)

  5. Resource: Northeast / Caribbean AETC LGBTQ Health for Oral Health Providers — A consumer perspective

  6. Event: National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NFHAAD, August 30, 2023)

  7. Event: Wound Care Summit (September 20, 2023)


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


Episode 109: Neurocognitive Disorders & PWH

Description: This week, Marianna sits down with John Faragon to discuss intensifying anti-retroviral therapy for people with HIV who have neurocognitive disorders. Learn about the efficacy of this treatment strategy and what it could mean for you as an HIV care provider.


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





New Course: Smoking Cessation in People with HIV


Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Shuter, M.D., Director of Clinical Research in the Montefiore Medical Center AIDS Center


The Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center is pleased to launch an asynchronous online course for HIV care providers.


Approximately half of people with HIV (PWH) in the USA are current cigarette smokers, more than triple the prevalence in all US adults. Such tobacco use is now a leading cause of death in people living with HIV in the USA

However, getting people with HIV who smoke cigarettes to quit is difficult, and most attempts end in failure.

To help address this issue, NECA AETC is offering a new course, Smoking Cessation in People with HIV. This self-paced asynchronous course is delivered online and will take you through tobacco use in people with HIV, the pillars of tobacco treatment, strategies for harm reduction, and more. Learn more about this course >>




Webinar: Injectable Antiretroviral Update

When: Sunday, August 20, 2023, 7:00 - 8:00 pm Description: Join Albany Medical College, in conjunction with the Northeast/Caribbean AETC, for this upcoming webinar. Following the event, attendees will be able to describe data that supports the use of long-acting injectable medications in HIV treatment & prevention, review guidance for management and monitoring of patients on long-acting injectable medications, and discuss challenges and successes around implementation of long-acting injectable HIV treatment and prevention. Speaker: Alexandra Danforth, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP, Director of Infectious Disease & Clinical Pharmacy at Trillium Health in Rochester, NY Registration: Click here to register; Register by August 16. Limited space available. Contact: For questions, contact Lejla Stocevic by email at stocevl@amc.edu, or by telephone at 518-262-4674.




Save the Date: AMC HIV Symposium for Western New York Providers (October 19, 2023, in-person only)

When: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 114221 Description: An agenda and e-brochure with registration information will be available in August, 2023, and will be shared in the September issue of the NECA AETC newsletter. Contact: For questions contact John Prokop by email at prokopw@amc.edu, or by telephone at 518-262-6864.




Resource: Northeast / Caribbean AETC LGBTQ Health for Oral Health Providers — A consumer perspective


The New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard uses interactive data visualizations to display opioid and other drug-related overdose indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and the public. Data for these indicators were obtained from multiple sources, including the Department of Health, the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Office of the Attorney General and other law enforcement bodies. Explore the dashboard to learn about the opioid epidemic and other drug-related indicators.




Event: National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NFHAAD, August 30, 2023)

Hashtag: #NFHAAD

When: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Description: National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NFHAAD) is a day to engage faith communities to work together for HIV/AIDS education, prevention, treatment, care, and support, and to reduce and eliminate stigma and discrimination. Reaching All HIV+ Muslims in America (RAHMAExit Disclaimer) and its partners have led the events of this awareness day across the nation, reaching thousands of people of various faiths across the United States to take a stand against stigma in their congregations to help raise awareness about HIV. RAHMA and its partners lead the planning for National Faith HIV & AIDS Awareness DayExit Disclaimer. RAHMA held the first NFHAAD observance in 2017.



Event: Wound Care Summit (September 20, 2023)

One Day Summit: A program from our ATTC partners for those interested in Xylazine and improving healthcare for people who use drugs


When: Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 9am - 5pm (registration 8-9am)

Location: The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W 125th St., New York, NY Description: Hosted by the Northeast & Caribbean Opioid Response Network in collaboration with Columbia University School of Nursing, this 1-day summit will provide an opportunity to further your knowledge and experience regarding wound care for persons who use drugs (PWUD). This conversation will include an overview of the risks associated with xylazine use, best practices for identifying and treating wounds, conversational strategies for enhancing engagement in wound care among PWUDs, as well as harm reduction focused resources and recommendations for improving the health of this population. You will have the opportunity to ask experts questions, work with your peers, share your own experiences, and even practice wound care intervention. Registration: Click here to register; Register by August 25. Limited space available. (For those not in NYC, limited travel assistance is available. Apply at this link)

 


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.


Comments


bottom of page