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U=U: Empowering Patients and Providers to End the Epidemic

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

U=U, or “Undetectable = Untransmittable,” has revolutionized the HIV and sexual health landscapes in recent years. The fundamental idea behind U=U is that individuals with an undetectable viral load in their blood cannot transmit HIV to their partners. This scientifically sound concept is supported by preeminent health organizations like the National Institutes for Health and the World Health Organization, and is rooted in the Treatment as Prevention (TasP) model. This model has proven that undetectable viral loads can be achieved through antiretroviral therapy (ART) and that someone with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the virus. U=U is a game-changer for empowering people living with HIV and a key tool in Ending the HIV Epidemic.

This webinar will provide an overview of the basics of U=U, including clinical evidence and implications, and will train providers on how to integrate U=U into their practice. The webinar will also address possible challenges providers may face in doing so, as well as best practices for engaging clients in U=U’s message.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of U=U and its importance.
  • Identify the steps providers can take to integrate U=U into their practice.
  • Describe the benefits of implementing U=U.
  • Identify potential challenges in implementing U=U and some strategies to address them.
  • Describe U=U best practices for providers.
1.0 CSWE, ASWB credits are available for this activity free-of-charge.

Faculty: Daniel D. Driffin, MPH

Daniel has worked at the intersection of advocacy and assisting communities impacted by HIV for the past decade in Atlanta, GA. He is the Creator and Senior Advisor of D3 Consulting LLC, a consulting firm that assists small to midsize community-based organizations, health departments, and other programs whose aim is to provide HIV services, increased health literacy, and culturally connected services to men of color. He most recently served as Cofounder and Director of External Affairs with THRIVE Support Services, Inc., a patient advocacy and social support network for Black gay men living with HIV. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Morris College and a master’s degree in Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Health from Georgia State University.

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Date:
April 21
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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