Improving the quality of HIV/AIDS care ... one program at a time
LOCAL PERFORMANCE SITES
NEWS and HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS
NEW! Accelerating Improvements in HIV Prevention and Care in the United States through the HIV Care Continuum Initiative - The Executive Order directs key federal Departments to align and coordinate their efforts to maximize outcomes along the HIV care continuum and to report back on their progress to the President. (Posted: December 2013)
NEW! National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Improving Outcomes: Accelerating Progress Along the HIV Care Continuum - The Strategy outlined three primary HIV health outcome goals: 1) reducing new HIV infections, 2) increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV, and 3) reducing HIV‐related health disparities. To accomplish these goals, the President declared that we must undertake a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic. And that’s what the key Federal agencies involved in the fight against AIDS set out to do – working with state, tribal and local governments, businesses, faith communities, philanthropy, the scientific and medical communities, educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others. (Posted: December 2013)
Training Manual for Treatment Advocates: Hepatitis C Virus and Coinfection with HIV - The purpose of this manual is to provide information for you and your community. This information can be used to advocate for access to prevention and diagnosis of, and care and treatment for, hepatitis C virus (HCV). (Posted: November 2013)
APA Policy Response to National HIV/AIDS Strategy - The Office on AIDS collaborates with the APA Public Policy Office to develop national policy on HIV/AIDS, behavioral science, and mental health service delivery. Information pertaining to HIV/AIDS Advocacy issues are routinely developed and distributed to APA members, members of Congress, and federal agency officials. (Posted: November 2013)
Technical Brief: Hormonal Contraception & HIV - This brief was produced in collaboration with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (Posted: November 2013)
HIV & TB - Introductory information about TB, & what it means for a patient if they HIV & TB. It includes information on te disease TB, why people with HIV can be more vulnerable to TB, how TB can be treated and prevented, and interactions between anti-TB and anti-HIV drugs. While TB is the most common cause of AIDS deaths around the world, both HIV & TB can be treated successfully. (Posted: November 2013)
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents: Training Slide Sets - Summary includes 80 slides with speaker notes. Additional presentations cover changing therapy, adherence, ARV toxicities, and special issues in the use of antiretrovirals. See the AIDSInfo Web site for the current version of the U.S. DHHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines. (Posted: November 2013)
Sexuality, Romance, and Reproductive Freedom for Women Living with HIV in the United States Findings from a NationalSurvey - A report by Positive Women’s Network – United States of America (PWN-USA). (Posted: November 2013)
Do any of your clients need health insurance? Enrollment is now open! Help your clients apply today so they can have coverage beginning January 1st. Refer them to Healthcare.gov or have them call the Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596 to apply.
Do any of your clients need assistance in learning about new health insurance coverage options? As you know, starting in October, more Americans than ever will qualify to get coverage that fits their needs and budget. Do you know how to help your patients learn about insurance options under Medicaid or through the new Health Insurance Marketplace? Refer them to Healthcare.gov or have them call 1-800-318-2596 to learn more.