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Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (HHS Resources)

HHS is proposing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to eliminate new HIV infections in our nation. The multi-year program will infuse 48 counties, Washington, D.C., San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as 7 states that have a substantial rural HIV burden with the additional expertise, technology, and resources needed to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Our four strategies – diagnose, treat, protect, and respond – will be implemented across the entire U.S. within 10 years.

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Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV Clinical Care
The purpose of this course is to familiarize providers with the advantages of screening for unhealthy alcohol use. The course is designed primarily for Physicians and Primary Care Providers caring for HIV patients and takes 1 hour to complete. This course equips providers with validated tools and strategies for screening and brief intervention in the context of routine care visits.

 
How Change Happens: Substance Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS
The purpose of this training is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of the challenges and strategies for change in working with individuals living with HIV/AIDS and a diagnosis of a substance use disorder. This training is a companion to and can be conducted in conjunction with the “Nature of Addiction and HIV” training curriculum.


Nature of Addiction and HIV
The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians with a detailed overview of the neurobiology of addiction, the impact of HIV on the brain and central nervous system (CNS), and the detrimental impact of the intersectionality of multiple stigmatized identities. This training is a companion to and can be conducted in conjunction with the “How Change Happens: Substance Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS” training curriculum.
 

Tackling HIV-Alcohol Use Prevention and Treatment in a Global Priority Setting through Collaborative Training and Training Assistance
This presentation provides an overview of the South Africa HIV ATTC's mission, objectives, and training targets. The South Africa HIV ATTC is an implementation science center co-funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The presentation was initially given by Dr. Caroline Kuo.
 

Heroin, Prescription Opioids, and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know
The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied health professionals, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with an overview of the opioid epidemic and HIV. The duration of the training is approximately 120-150 minutes (2-2 ½ hours), depending on whether the trainer chooses to present all of the slides, or a selection of slides.
 

Never Mix, Never Worry: What Clinicians Need to Know about HIV and Psychotropics
The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of HIV and psychotropic medications.
 

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know
The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of cocaine, methamphetamine, and HIV.
 

Smoking and HIV: What Providers Need to Know
The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of smoking and HIV.
 

Short and Simple: Substance Use Screening and Brief Intervention in HIV Care Settings
The purpose of this full-day, interactive, practice-based training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of screening patients for at-risk alcohol and other drug use and conducting a brief intervention with patients to reduce their at-risk substance use.
 

Medical Marijuana: What HIV Providers Need to Know
The purpose of this half-day, introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with an overview of medical marijuana, its use among individuals living with HIV, and strategies on how to work with HIV patients who are using medical marijuana.
 

Bringing it all Together: What HIV Providers Need to Know about Integrated Treatment
The purpose of the HIV Integration Training Package is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case mangers) with an overview of integrated treatment for individuals living with HIV. The main focus of the training is the integration of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services with HIV care.
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Substance Use, HIV, and Youth: What Clinicians Need to Know 
The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limitedto physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of substance abuse and HIV among youth. The curriculum reviews important epidemiological data focused on adolescent substance use trends and HIV prevalence; reviews standardized screening and assessment techniques to support the move to improve treatment effectiveness; and concludes with evidence‐based and promising clinical strategies. The introductory training includes a 133‐slide PowerPoint presentation, Trainer Guide, and a companion 2‐page fact sheet. The duration of the training is approximately 90‐120 minutes, depending on whether the trainer chooses to present all of the slides, or a selection of slides. For example, slides 43‐54 represent a general introduction of HIV/AIDS, and can be eliminated if your audience already has a broad knowledge base with regards to HIV/AIDS education.
 


Alcohol and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know 
The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of substance abuse and HIV among youth. The curriculum reviews important epidemiological data focused on adolescent substance use trends and HIV prevalence; reviews standardized screening and assessment techniques to support the move to improve treatment effectiveness; and concludes with evidence‐based and promising clinical strategies. The introductory training includes a 133‐slide PowerPoint presentation, Trainer Guide, and a companion 2‐page fact sheet. The duration of the training is approximately 90‐120 minutes, depending on whether the trainer chooses to present all of the slides, or a selection of slides. For example, slides 43‐54 represent a general introduction of HIV/AIDS, and can be eliminated if your audience already has a broad knowledge base with regards to HIV/AIDS education.
 

A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals, 2nd Edition
This curriculum is designed to develop provider skills in delivering culturally responsive prevention and treatment services for the LGBT population, especially those dealing with co-occurring substance use, mental health disorders (COD), and/or physical health disorders.
 

 


 

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Coordination of Prevention Services for People Who Inject Drugs: Lessons from the Wisconsin Rural Opioid Initiative
Fueled by the opioid epidemic, hepatitis C infections have increased dramatically in rural communities in the Great Lakes Region. Since 2017, a consortium of academic, public health and community-based partners have undertaken abroad research program in six rural Wisconsin counties. The research team has surveyed more than 800 people who inject drugs and interviewed diverse stakeholders working on the public opioid response to inform best practices for reducing the spread of HIV, hepatitis and preventing overdose. In this 60-minute webinar, Principal Investigator Dr. Ryan Westergaard will review lessons learned through this research and describe how the communities plan to move forward with implementation of a client-centered prevention service coordination intervention starting in late 2019.
 

Addressing High-Risk Sexual Behavior Among People in SUD Treatment: Tips for Counselors
This webinar, presented on December 19, 2018 by Mary Hatch-Maillette, PhD, described how and why SUD treatment counselors should strive for greater comfort and ease in talking to patients about their sexual risk behavior. This includes how counselors can improve their own skill and comfort, a description of the MI Spirit approach, and how they can better link sexual risk with substance use, treatment and recovery when talking with their patients.
 

Pre -Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among People Who Use Substances
This webinar, presented by Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH, and Vanessa McMahan, MS, PhDc, defined pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and summarized the evidence of PrEP’s safety and efficacy for preventing HIV infection, focusing on populations who use substances. It also described research aimed at increasing access and adherence to PrEP among individuals who use methamphetamine in Seattle, Washington.
 

Syndemics Part 1: What Addiction Treatment Providers Need to Know about HIV and Viral Hepatitis
Dr. Ryan Westergaard specializes in infectious disease and substance use disorder treatment. In this webinar, he provides an overview of the intersection between injection drug use, opioid use disorders, and HIV and viral hepatitis infections.
 

HIV/AIDS Today: What You Need to Know When Providing Services to Individuals with HIV/AIDS
There have been important advancements in the field of HIV, which will change the lives of persons with HIV/AIDS. This course will review the basics of HIV/AIDS; discuss information about treatment adherence and the importance of following the medication regimen. It will also describe the newest information for people with HIV/AIDS: U=U (Undetectable vs. Untransmittable).


Youth Input = Successful Output: How Engaging Peer Voices Can Help With Retention in Care Services
The purpose of this webinar was to focus on utilizing youth voices in service design and delivery to increase engagement and retention of young men who have sex with men (YMSM)  in care services.  The presenters, Donnie Frazier and Matthew Zavala, highlighted the benefits of utilizing peers in service design and delivery and discuss innovative campaigns that they have worked on.  Peers can serve as positive role models for minority YMSM, help fight stigma by representing services in the community, and make invaluable contributions to treatment by bringing client perspectives to programming and services. This webinar was originally recorded on Friday, October 28, 2016. 
 


Sexual Health in Treatment Settings
The purpose of this webinar is to look at how the sexuality of those in recovery from addiction, even as great strides have been made in treating drug and alcohol dependency. This marginalization of sex often leads to treatment failure and relapse.  Doug Braun-Harvey presented his sexual-health model for decreasing relapse risk among women and men with high sex/drug-linked addiction and improving drug and alcohol treatment outcomes. He discussed relevant addiction treatment counselor and treatment provider biases and beliefs about recovery and sex with a focus on the LGBT populations. This webinar was originally recorded on Friday, September 30, 2016. 
 


National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD)
The purpose of this webinar is the inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD), which was on April 18, 2016.  NTHTD is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people. This initiative encourages community-based organizations (CBOs), health jurisdictions and HIV prevention programs to participate by hosting local trans HIV testing community events (HIV testing, visibility campaign, community forums) and/or develop trans specific HIV testing campaign materials and resources. This webinar was facilitated by JoAnne Keatley, MSW and Jenna Rapues, MPH and was originally recorded on April 8, 2016. To learn more about this initiative visit http://transhealth.ucsf.edu  
 


Profile of Molestation, HIV & MSM in an Inner City Clinic
In this webinar, Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan explored trends in an inner city clinic looking at molestation, HIV and MSM. Dr. Jordan is the Director of the OASIS Clinic at Charles Drew University and Martin Luther King Jr Outpatient Center. This webinar was originally recorded on October 23, 2015. 
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Rapid HIV Testing in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
HIV Rapid Testing in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Blending Initiative.  Includes a short video and informational materials.
 

Mental Health Training for Community Health Workers
This manual was developed as part of a PhD by the South Africa HIV ATTC Co-Director, Dr. Goodman Sibeko. Initial piloting took place at two non-profit organizations after ethical approval was obtained from the Human Research Ethics Committee (913/205) of the University of Cape Town. The manual now serves as the basis of the training approach used by the South Africa HIV ATTC to help organizations improve mental health care as a means of reducing HIV risk and improving HIV treatment outcomes.
 

 

 


 

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HIV Navigation Services (HNS) Training Pre-Course Module
The purpose of this training is to introduce the concept of HIV Navigation Services. HIV navigation is a process of services delivery to help a person obtain timely, essential and appropriate HIV-related medical and social services to optimize their health and prevent HIV transmission. Navigation includes linking persons to health care systems, assisting with health insurance and transportation, identifying and reducing barriers to care and tailoring health education to the client to influence their health-related attitudes and behaviors. Peer and paraprofessional navigation, ART initiation and adherence, education and counseling, outreach and case management approaches are recommended in guidelines on entry and retention in HIV care by the International Association of Providers in AIDS Care (2012).
 

Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV 
The purpose of this interactive online course is to increase knowledge and change competency of nonclinical providers to deliver HIV prevention practices and strategies. Content is derived from actual CDC Guidance Document Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014: Summary for Nonclinical Providers. Topics covered include Medical Care and Treatment; HIV and STD Prevention; Reproductive Health Services; and, Program Improvement.
 

National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD)
The content of this course is based on the 2014 CDC Guidance Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States – Summary for Nonclinical Providers. This course provides guidance to nonclinical providers and professionals, who support HIV-positive clients, in community-based organizations or health departments that operate outside health care facilities. Topic-related information, resources, and tools include:

  • Medical Care & Treatment, to help clients with HIV get linked to medical care, on both an individual-level and an organizational-level; 
  • HIV and STD Prevention, to assist index patients and their partners with HIV and STD prevention;
  • Reproductive Health and Specialty Services, to help people living with HIV prevent unplanned pregnancy, help those trying to get pregnant, and educate clients on how to make it less likely to transmit HIV to their partner or baby; and  
  • Program Improvement, to utilize Quality Improvement (QI) and Program Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods to improve program outcomes.