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The Links: Core Skills for HIV Management
March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Routine HIV screening is a key access point for linkage to care. Despite CDC guidelines recommending that all persons aged 13 to 64 receive an annual HIV screening, the majority do not, and many who do get tested receive no follow-up. Appropriately-timed interventions for people who have received an HIV diagnosis reduce the risks of clinical progression, complications, and transmission. Following an HIV diagnosis, clinicians and service providers should be keenly aware of appropriate treatment, referral, and support strategies. This includes identifying evidence-based interventions, such as antiretroviral therapy (ART) and behavioral recommendations that address access issues and other barriers to care. This webinar will provide an overview of important clinical considerations for persons with HIV and highlight the importance of implementing – and normalizing – routine HIV prevention and treatment in primary care settings. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Define the importance of routine HIV screening in primary care.
- Identify effective strategies to assess patients’ sexual health and substance use history.
- Discuss the linkage to care process for newly-diagnosed patients in the HIV care continuum.
- Describe health maintenance considerations for patients with HIV.
- Review primary care guidelines, common lab tests, antiretroviral options, and side effect management for patients with HIV.
- Identify key long-term complications for people with HIV.