The TX/OK AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC) is proud to announce the 2013 "Women & HIV Web-Based Recorded Sessions." These modules were created from a two-day face-to-face conference entitled, "Women & HIV International Clinical Conference (WHICC)" which was hosted at the Magnolia Hotel May 3-4, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The goal of these self-study modules is to “Empower clinicians to provide timely care to women living with or at risk of contracting HIV”.

Please review the process below to ensure you understand the steps that you will take in order to complete each module.

 

Process

    • Step 1: Review details on each session such as speakers, topics, brief descriptions, disclosures, & learning objectives in the section entitled, "Session Details" at the bottom of this page. You may participate in as many sessions as desired.
  • Step 2: To access each session desired, click-on the corresponding button below in the section entitled, "Registration". Sessions will be taken one-at-a-time. When you are done with one session, you will be routed back to this page to take another..
  • Step 3: After you have viewed the session, you will be routed to complete a post-test. To successfully complete the session, you must pass the post-test with a score of 70% or better.
  • Step 4: Once you pass the post-test, you will be required to complete a short evaluation on the session.
  • Step 5: Once the evaluation has been completed, you will be asked if you would like to request CEs. If you are interested, you will be routed to complete a "CE Request Form." If you say no, you will be routed to Step 7 below.
  • Step 6: You will be routed back to this webpage to complete another session!

 

Registration

Click on the registration box below that you would like to view. 

Details regarding each module is listed in the section below.

 

 

  

 

  

 

 Session Details

 Session 1- Perinatal Transmission of HIV & Syphilis: An International Perspective

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Melanie Taylor, MD, MPH

  Medical Epidemiologist 

  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD & TB

  Prevention, Division of STD Prevention

 

 

 

Brief Description:

International epidemiologic trends of HIV and Syphilis, to include mother- to-child-transmission of HIV and syphilis, screening and current treatment regimens for HIV and syphilis in women.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Describe one international challenge related to Syphilis & HIV diagnosis and prevention among pregnant women.
    • Identify one available treatment regimen for pregnant women to prevent perinatal HIV transmission.

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 Session 2- The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Gina M. Brown, MD

  Office of AIDS Research

  National Institutes of Health

 

 

 

Brief Description:

Overview of trends in the epidemiology of the intersection between intimate partner violence and HIV in women: effective clinical and public health intervention strategies.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • List two trends in the epidemiology of the intersection between intimate partner violence (IPC) and HIV in women.
    • Describe one effective clinical intervention strategy to reduce the risk of IPV in women.
    • Discuss one public health practice designed to increase screening of women in situations of IPV & HIV exposure.

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 Session 3- Changes to the Ryan White Program & the Affordable Care Act

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Anne Donnelly, MA

  Healthcare Policy Director

  Project Inform

 

 

 

Brief Description:

Discuss changes to the Ryan White Program, its relationship to the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts on HIV positive women.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the pertinent provisions of health care reform and how implementation could differ state-by-state.
    • Describe experiences regarding the impact of new coverage on the Ryan White program.
    • Discuss how these changes could effect women with HIV and strategies to prepare for upcoming changes.

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 Session 4- Toward Eliminating HIV Heterosexual Transmission

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Shannon Weber, MSW

  Perinatal HIV Hotline Director
  National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center

 

 

 

Brief Description:

Effective prevention and intervention methods to reduce heterosexual HIV transmission; highlight opportunities to work towards eliminating sexual HIV transmission; this will include a review of the Positive Reproductive Outcomes for HIV+ Men (PRO) Iinitiative, an innovative approach to integrating men’s reproductive health desires within a primary care setting.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Identify three interventions to reduce the risk of HIV sexual transmission.
    • Access patient & provider tools to support the implementation of interventions to reduce the risk of sexual HIV transmission.
    • Identify at least one change that can be made in their program to address the needs of HIV-affected couples as we work toward eliminating sexual HIV transmission.

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 Session 5- Medication Adherence & High Risk Prenatal Care

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Kimberly Bickes, RN, MS, ACRN

  Nurse Clinician

  Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Bill Holt Clinic

 

 

 

Brief Description:

Review effective methods to increase medication adherence in HIV+ women, including best options for initiation of antiretroviral therapy and OB/GYN clinician follow-up scheduling.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss the importance of medication adherence for women who are HIV+ and pregnant.
    • Identify ways to assist HIV+ women with adherence to their medication regimens.
    • Determine the need for high risk prenatal care for HIV+ women.

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 Session 6 - Preconceptual Counseling of HIV Positive Women

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  William Short, MD, MPH

  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Jefferson Medical College
  Thomas Jefferson University, Dept of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases

 

 

 

Brief Description:

The reproductive age woman represents a major demographic in the HIV infected population. As such, the routine medical care of these women outside of their HIV management is vital to their health & well-being. Understanding the gynecologic care of the HIV infected woman (the “annual exam”) is important to all medical personnel involved in the care of these women. Pregnancy is another issue affecting this cohort – while the management of the pregnant woman is part of a separate talk, preconception counseling & management of the HIV disease in the setting of a woman desiring pregnancy will be discussed in this session.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Articulate and describe the fertility desires of women and how it relates to their HIV status.
    • Describe pre-conceptual counseling and review the unique aspects of this process for HIV positive women.
    • Discuss strategies for working with serodiscordant couples desiring pregnancy.

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 Session 7 - HIV Prevention (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis; Sero-discordant Couples)

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Katia Brown, MD

  Infectious Disease Provider, Assistant Professor
  The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 

 

 

 

Brief Description:

Prevention of HIV infection in women at risk of HIV exposure; a general review of PrEP for serodiscordant couples.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the spectrum of HIV prevention strategies.
    • Articulate the efficacy of HIV prevention strategies according to recent randomized control trials.
    • Describe the latest FDA approved indication of Truvada for PrEP.

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 Session 8 - Reproductive Health & the Care of HIV Infected Women

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Jeanne Sheffield, MD

  Director, Maternal – Fetal Medicine Fellow Program. Professor Maternal – Fetal Medicine
  The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 

 

 

Brief Description:

Review of clinical care and treatment for HIV-positive women, particularly focusing on women of reproductive age, including gynecologic care.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Articulate the recommendations for the annual FYN care of the HIV infected woman.
    • Discuss preconception counseling for the HIV infected woman desiring pregnancy.

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 Session 9 - HIV Positive Women & Aging

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Laura Armas-Kolostroubis, MD, AAHIVS

  Associate Professor, Co-Medical Director, UF Center for HIV/AIDS, Research, Education &

  Service
  University of Florida

 

 

 

Brief Description:

Review of clinical management of HIV positive women, with a particular focus on aging (menopausal) and older women. Review of clinical management of HIV positive women, with a particular focus on aging (menopausal) and older women.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss the concept of early aging in HIV-infected females.
    • Review two features of immunological senescence and menopause.
    • Implement one practice change for screening HIV infected females for osteopenia/osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions.

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Target Audience

Intermediate level clinicians,  physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals caring for people with HIV.

 

Resources

 

Questions?

Technical Questions: Contact Marcos Alcorn(214.590.1650)

 

 


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