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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (5-23-2016)

Posted May 16, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

Included are updates on the following:

  • Updated Comprehensive Slide Sets: Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents
  • E-Learn Committee Webinar: Caption This! Update on Section 508 Compliance & Captioning Options
  • HIV and Hepatitis Health Disparities Update: May 2016
  • 12th Annual Women & HIV International Clinic Conference (WHICC) Tour
  • An Introduction to the What Works in Youth HIV Website (webinar) – May 26, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
  • HRSA HAB Funding Opportunity Announcements through the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund
  • Trainers of Consumers on Quality Plus (TCQPlus) – June 21-23, 2016, Atlanta, GA
  • Awareness Days

 

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NYS Clinical Education: Needs Assessment Survey (5-23-2016)

Posted May 23, 2016

Please click here to view the latest update from the New York State Clinical Education Initiative.

Included are updates on the following:

  • Needs Assessment Survey

 

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NQC Special Announcement: Submit a Joint Application to NQC's New Training (5-23-2016)

Posted May 23, 2016

Please click here to view the special announcement from the National Quality Center (NQC).

 

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AIDSinfo: At-a-Glance (5-20-2016)

Posted May 20, 2016

The AIDSinfo At-a-Glance News and Features can be viewed by clicking here.

Included are updates on the following:

  • AIDSinfo Apps Provide Easy Access to HIV-Related Information
  • Recent HIV/AIDS News from NIAID

 

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Presidential Proclamation — National Hepatitis Testing Day, 2016 (5-20-2016)

Posted May 20, 2016

In the United States, hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common types of viral hepatitis — affecting between 3.5 and 6.9 million people and claiming the lives of thousands of our fellow Americans each year. On National Hepatitis Testing Day, we reaffirm the importance of educating people about viral hepatitis, and we encourage individuals at risk for hepatitis B and hepatitis C to get tested. [READ MORE]

 

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Introducing New Viral Hepatitis Website (5-20-2016)

Posted May 20, 2016

We are pleased to launch a new HHS viral hepatitis website that will support our work across federal agencies and with partners across the nation to fight viral hepatitis. This is an important step in our efforts to raise greater awareness about viral hepatitis prevention, testing, care and – in the case of hepatitis C – cure, among policy makers, healthcare providers, at risk populations, and the public. [READ MORE]

 

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HIV Training NY: AI Peer Certification Online Exam and Supervisor Evaluation Now Available (5-18-2016)

Posted May 18, 2016

AI Peer Certification Online Exam and Supervisor Evaluation Now Available

Dear Colleague,

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (AI) is pleased to announce the completion of the final pieces of the online application for certification. The online knowledge exam, study guides, and supervisor evaluation are now available.

Peer Certification Knowledge Exams Now Available
Peer Workers who have started an on-line application for AI certification may now take the knowledge exam through their on-line application. When you open the application, you will find a tab on the right side of the screen labeled “Exam.” You can take the exam whenever you are ready. Although you may take the exam at any time, we recommend you complete most or all of the 90 hours of required training before taking the exam. You can access the online application here:
https://www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification

Completing the exam does not mean you are certified yet. Once all requirements are complete and entered into online application, you should click submit on your application to send it to the Certifying Body. The Certifying Body’s Peer Certification Coordinator will notify you when your application is successfully received and will then move on to review by the Peer Certification Review Board. The Board meets quarterly and will hold its first review of applications on June 16th, 2016. Announcements of certification will be made shortly after.

Peer Certification Exam Study Guides Available
The AI has developed Study Guides to help individuals prepare for the Peer Worker certification knowledge exam. The Study Guides are designed for each of the different certification tracks — HIV, HCV, and Harm Reduction. They are available here on our website here: https://www.hivtrainingny.org/PeerCert/StudyGuide

and via the links below:

Study Guide for Certified HIV Peer Worker Online Exam
Study Guide for Certified HCV Peer Worker Online Exam
Study Guide for Certified HR Peer Worker Online Exam

These study guides are optional resources, but provide a comprehensive summary of all the knowledge and skills that AI Certified Peer Workers should have. We expect that applicants who use the study guides will have all the information necessary to successfully complete the exam.

Peer Worker Supervisor Practicum Evaluation Form Now Available On-Line
As described above, all certified Peer Workers must complete a 500-hour supervised practicum with their sponsor agency to gain real life peer work experience and have an opportunity to practice their skills — and to see if peer work is really for them. In conjunction with the online exam launch, the Supervisor Practicum Evaluation Form is available for supervisors of peer workers who seek certification. Supervisors can complete the form and review it with their peers before the peers upload the evaluation into their online certification. The Supervisor Practicum Evaluation Form is intended to convey information about a peer worker’s ability to provide peer services and to apply Core Competencies in a workplace setting. To access the Supervisor Evaluation, click here.

Completing the exam does not mean you are certified. Once all requirements are complete and entered into online application, you should click submit on your application to send it to the Certifying Body. The Certifying Body’s Peer Certification Coordinator will notify you when your application is successfully received and will then move on to review by the Peer Certification Review Board. The Board meets quarterly and will hold its first review of applications on June 16th, 2016. Announcements of certification will be made shortly after.

Questions about the exam, supervisor evaluation or application? Call 631-444-3209 or e-mail Stephen Sebor at stonybrookpeercertification@gmail.com

Additional Questions? Call 518-474-3045 or e-mail Cassandra Kahl at cassandra.kahl@health.ny.gov.

 

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HIV Training NY: Peer Certification Process: Informational Session Syracuse (5-18-2016)

Posted May 18, 2016

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Peer Certification Process – Informational Session in Syracuse

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (AI) is pleased to announce an opportunity for those interested in Peer Certification to learn more about the process and requirements. To become certified, Peer Workers must:

  • Complete foundational/readiness training or submit a personal statement;
  • Complete 90 hours of Peer Worker training from the Peer Worker Course Catalogue;
  • Have a satisfactory supervisor’s evaluation on a 500-hour practicum;
  • Agree to follow the AI Peer Worker code of ethics; and
  • Pass a knowledge exam.

As we near closer to certifying our first round of peers, the AI Peer Certification Team is visiting sites to offer informational sessions on the process and requirements for certification, as well as answer questions for those who are in the process of being certified.

Topic: New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Peer Certification Process – Informational Session
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm
Location: University United Methodist Church 1085 E Genesee St Syracuse, NY. Free parking on University Ave, designated parking lots only. Bus lines are available. Enter on University Ave, meeting will be downstairs and signs will direct you. Elevator access is available.

A small lunch will be provided from 12:00pm until 1:00pm. In order to attend the lunch hour, you must be registered for the course and email CNYhivcarenetwork@gmail.com to RSVP for lunch by May 30th. If you are joining us for lunch, please arrive promptly at noon.

To register: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1873

This 2 hour presentation will provide overview of the process and requirements for AIDS Institute Certification of Peer Workers and provide a step-by step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification. There will be time for Q&A with members of the AIDS Institute Peer Certification Team.

By the end of this webcast, participants will be able to:

  • State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  • State the three tracks for AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification (HIV, HCV, Harm Reduction) and who is eligible to apply for certification
  • Recall the purpose of foundational training for Peer Workers and the option of completing a personal statement in lieu of foundational training
  • Identify the core and specialized training requirements for AIDS Institute Peer Worker certification
  • Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code Of Ethics attestation
  • Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  • Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  • Navigate the on-line application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification
  • Recall resources and trainings that are available online for both peer workers, their supervisors and agency leadership

Intended Audience: Peer workers pursuing AIDS Institute certification, supervisors of Peer Workers, and interested others.

The AI plans to schedule additional informational sessions throughout NYC and upstate. Stay tuned for more opportunities to attend a session near you.

Questions? Call 518-474-3045

 

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NYS Clinical Education: New CE Courses, This Month in HIV, Treatment for Hepatitis C, Conference, Symposium (5-17-2016)

Posted May 17, 2016

Please click here to view the latest update from the New York State Clinical Education Initiative.

Included are updates on the following:

  • New CE Courses
  • This Month in HIV: HIV Screening and Diagnosis in New York State
  • Treatment for Hepatitis C: New Tests, New Drugs, and New Recommendations
  • Registration Now Open! Testing, Treatment, and Prevention: The Clinician’s Role in Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State
  • New York State 2016 HIV Cure Symposium: Connecting Research to Clinical Practice

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (5-16-2016)

Posted May 16, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

Included are updates on the following:

  • The Same, Only Scarier: Cancer Care and the LGBT Communities (webinar) – May 20, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
  • Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Patients (webinar) – June 13, 2016, 2:00 PM ET
  • Paying for PrEP (brochure)
  • Zika Virus Emergency Response Resources
  • Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports
  • Improvement Advisor Executive Development Program – Cambridge, MA
  • Awareness Days

 

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NQC Special Announcement: Submit a Joint Application to NQC's New Training (5-13-2016)

Posted May 13, 2016

Please click here to view the special announcement from the National Quality Center (NQC).

 

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NYS Clinical Education: Needs Assessment Survey (5-12-2016)

Posted May 12, 2016

Please click here to view the latest update from the New York State Clinical Education Initiative.

Included are updates on the following:

  • Needs Assessment Survey

 

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NYC Health: New Zika Virus Clinical Guidance Available (5-11-2016)

Posted May 11, 2016

2016 DOHMH ADVISORY #11: New Zika Virus Clinical Guidance Available

Please share with your colleagues in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Infectious Disease and Neurology:

  • Clinical guidance materials are available from the NYC Health Department for evaluation of Zika virus infection in infants and counseling of pregnant women at risk for Zika virus infection.
  • A conference call on Zika virus for prenatal providers will be held on Thursday, May 12, noon-1 PM.

Dear Colleagues,

The New York City Health Department has developed guidance on clinical care for persons with or at risk for Zika virus infection. The following documents are attached, and are also available on our website:

We invite providers who care for pregnant women to participate in a conference call regarding Zika virus infection and pregnancy. The call will provide:

  • Updated information on Zika virus infection and associated birth defects
  • Details about who should be tested and how to obtain testing for these patients
  • An opportunity to ask questions

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 12, noon
CALL-IN NUMBER: (800) 611 1148
English Call Registration Link: (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GD6VS2W)

For additional information on Zika virus, visit: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/zika-virus.page. You may also call the 866-692-3641 to discuss a specific case or ask questions about testing. We appreciate your continued diligence and cooperation as NYC responds to Zika virus.

The 2016 DOHMH ADVISORY # 11 can be found at https://a816-health30ssl.nyc.gov/sites/nychan/Lists/AlertUpdateAdvisoryDocuments/HAN_ZikaGuidanceDocWithAttachments.pdf

 

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NQC e-Newsletter: Impact Report on Technical Assistance (5-11-2016)

Posted May 11, 2016

Please click here to view the e-Newsletter from the National Quality Center (NQC).

 

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HRSA HIV/AIDS Funding Opportunities Announcement (5-10-2016)

Posted May 10, 2016

Please click here to review the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS funding opportunities.

 

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NYC Health: Expedited Partner Therapy is an Exception to the Electronic Prescribing Mandate (5-10-2016)

Posted May 10, 2016

2016 DOHMH ADVISORY # 10: Expedited Partner Therapy is an Exception to the Electronic Prescribing Mandate

Dear Colleagues,

The New York State Commissioner of Health has waived the electronic prescribing mandate in situations requiring the use expedited partner therapy (EPT) for chlamydia. Providers can continue to use paper prescriptions for the treatment of sex partner(s) of patients infected with Chlamydia trachomatis until March 26, 2017.

EPT is the practice of providing a chlamydia-infected patient with medication or prescription to treat his or her sex partner(s) without first examining those partners. When EPT is provided in the form of a prescription, it is assumed the patient will deliver this prescription to his or her partner(s) who then fill it at a pharmacy. The New York State Commissioner acknowledges the difficulty in practicing EPT electronically and has allowed for an exception from the electronic prescribing mandate for its practice.

Guidance on how to write EPT prescriptions can be found at
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/std/ept-hcp-pharmacists-brochure.pdf

The New York State Commissioner of Health’s letter can be found at
http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/narcotic/electronic_prescribing/docs/2016-03-16_blanket_waiver_letter.pdf

The 2016 DOHMH ADVISORY # 10 can be found at
https://a816-health30ssl.nyc.gov/sites/nychan/Lists/AlertUpdateAdvisoryDocuments/2016%20STD-EPT%20Advisory.pdf

 

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NYS Health Advisory: Bicillin L-A Shortage (5-10-2016)

Posted May 10, 2016

TO: Local Health Department, Community Health Center, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Dermatology, and HIV Care

FROM: New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Epidemiology

Health Advisory: Bicillin L-A Shortage

On April 29, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported a national shortage of Bicillin L-A (penicillin G benzathine suspension) due to manufacturing issues. Benzathine penicillin G is the recommended treatment for syphilis infections and is the only treatment option for pregnant women infected with or exposed to syphilis. The FDA is working with the manufacturer to promote product availability and continues to monitor the situation. More information about Bicillin L-A availability may be found at the FDA Drug Shortage Website: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/dsp_ActiveIngredientDetails.cfm?AI=Penicillin%20G%20Benzathine%20%28Bicillin%20L-A%29%20Injection&st=c&tab=tabs-1.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines outline the recommended regimens for syphilis along with alternative regimens which are listed below. Treatment with alternative regimens must include close serologic and clinical follow up.

Primary and Secondary Syphilis

Doxycycline 100mg orally twice daily X 14 days OR
Tetracycline 500mg orally four times daily X 14 days

Latent Syphilis

Doxycycline 100mg orally twice daily X 28 days OR
Tetracycline 500mg orally four times daily X 28 days

Until normal supplies of Bicillin L-A are available, prioritize the use of Bicillin L-A for the treatment of syphilis especially in pregnant women infected with or exposed to syphilis.

Call the NYS Clinical Education Initiative’s STD Center of Excellence at 866-637-2342 to access expert medical consultation on diagnosis, treatment and management of syphilis.

Please contact the NYSDOH Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Epidemiology at (518) 474-3598 for additional assistance.

Click here to download a copy of this Health Advisory.

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (5-9-2016)

Posted May 9, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

Included are updates on the following:

  • 12th Annual Women and HIV International Clinical Conference (program materials)
  • 7th Annual Infectious Diseases Update 2016 – June 17, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET, New York, NY
  • Participants Needed! New Online Pilot Course: Supporting Recovery with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Updated CDC HIV Surveillance Slide Sets, 2014
  • CDC-Funded HIV Testing: United States, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands, 2014
  • Awareness Days

 

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Quick News Update from OMD AIDS Institute (5-9-2016)

Posted May 9, 2016

OMD SCREENSHOT – May 9, 2016

 

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AIDSinfo: At-a-Glance (5-6-2016)

Posted May 6, 2016

The AIDSinfo At-a-Glance News and Features can be viewed by clicking here.

Included are updates on the following:

  • Updates to the Perinatal Guidelines and the Adult and Adolescent OI Guidelines
  • AIDSinfo Releases New Consumer Fact Sheets and Infographics
  • May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Recent HIV/AIDS News from NIAID

 

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NYC Health: Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G) shortage (5-4-2016)

Posted May 4, 2016

2016 DOHMH ADVISORY # 9: Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G) shortage

  • Shortages of Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G) reported nationally and expected to resolve by July 2016.
  • Providers should prioritize treatment of pregnant women infected or exposed to syphilis.

Long-acting benzathine penicillin G is the standard treatment for patients infected with syphilis and the only treatment for syphilis-infected pregnant women. Due to the limited availability of this medication, we advise providers to prioritize treatment of pregnant women infected or exposed to syphilis. Additional information on this drug shortage can be found on the CDC’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/drugnotices/bicillinshortage.htm and on the FDA’s website at
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/dsp_ActiveIngredientDetails.cfm?AI=Penicillin%20G%20Benzathine%20%28Bicillin%20L-A%29%20Injection&st=c&tab=tabs-1.

Providers should continue to report all drug shortages. Information on reporting drug shortages is available at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm142398.htm.

To download and view a PDF of the advisory, please click here.

 

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Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease (5-4-2016)

Posted May 4, 2016

New CDC studies underscore urgency of hepatitis C testing and treatment, especially for baby boomers

 

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FDA Publishes Revised Draft Guidance for Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Drugs for Treatment of Chronic Hep C (5-3-2016)

Posted May 3, 2016

FDA has revised a draft guidance, titled Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Drugs for Treatment.

The purpose of the guidance is to assist sponsors in the clinical development of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) from the pre-investigational new drug application (pre-IND) through the new drug application (NDA) and postmarketing stages.

FDA defines direct-acting hepatitis C virus (HCV) antivirals as drugs that interfere with specific steps in the HCV replication cycle through a direct interaction with the HCV genome, polyprotein,or its polyprotein cleavage products.

The guidance addresses the FDA’s current thinking regarding the overall development program and clinical trial designs to support DAA drugs.

The guidance is available on the FDA website.

To read the complete FDA update, please visit https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFDA/bulletins/14713db

 

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HIV Quality of Care Clinical Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes and Presentations (5-3-2016)

Posted May 3, 2016

The March New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute’s HIV Quality of Care Clinical Advisory Committee meeting minutes and presentations are available by clicking here.

 

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NYS Clinical Education: New CE Courses, Conference, STD Lunch and Learn & CEI Line (5-3-2016)

Posted May 3, 2016

Please click here to view the latest update from the New York State Clinical Education Initiative.

Included are updates on the following:

  • New CE Courses
  • Last chance to register! New York State 2016 Clinical Conference on HIV and Hepatitis C: Advancing Care through Knowledge, Policy, and Implementation
  • STD Lunch and Learn Series: Congenital Syphilis
  • CEI Line

 

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FDA Launches Public Education Campaign to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use Among LGBT Young Adults (5-2-2016)

Posted May 2, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a historic public education campaign aimed at preventing and reducing tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults ages 18-24. Of the more than 2 million LGBT young adults in the U.S., more than 800,000 smoke occasionally. The “This Free Life” campaign is designed to specifically reach the occasional or “social” smokers in the LGBT community to help prevent tobacco-related disease and the loss of tens of thousands LGBT lives to tobacco use each year. [READ MORE]

 

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New PrEP Brochures from CDC: Paying for and Adherence to (5-2-2016)

Posted May 2, 2016

The following new resources are now available from the CDC.

Fact Sheets and Brochures

For more information on PrEP, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep/index.html

 

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CDC’s New Risk Reduction Tool: Exploring Prevention Options (5-2-2016)

Posted May 2, 2016

In December 2015, at the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, CDC launched a pilot version of a new tool that provides updated information about the many prevention methods now available. It’s called the HIV Risk Reduction Tool (HRRT). I would like to tell you how we arrived at the new messages contained in the tool and to invite you to help us continue to improve it. [READ MORE]

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (5-2-2016)

Posted May 2, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

Included are updates on the following:

  • Updated AETC Program Design Files and Templates
  • Department of Health and Human Services Implementation Guidance to Support Certain Components of Syringe Services Programs, 2016
  • Health, United States, 2015
  • Retooling Your HIV/AIDS Organization to Compete in the Ever Evolving Healthcare Landscape (webinar) – May 10, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
  • Going Viral: HIV, HCV and Worker Safety in 2016 – June 16, 2016, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET, Westborough, MA
  • Awareness Days

 

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Shortage of Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G) (4-29-2016)

Posted April 29, 2016

CDC was recently notified of difficulties in obtaining Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G). Benzathine penicillin G is the recommended treatment for syphilis and the only treatment option for pregnant women infected with or exposed to syphilis. The recommended treatments for syphilis are outlined in 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines along with alternative regimens.

For more information on the shortage, see Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G) Shortage.

 

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May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month (4-29-2016)

Posted April 29, 2016

Each May, many partners across the federal government, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agencies, join with numerous non-federal and community allies to raise awareness of viral hepatitis during Hepatitis Awareness Month. The month-long observance includes national Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th. [READ MORE]

 

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WHO Issues Updated HCV Guidelines for Treatment (4-29-2016)

Posted April 29, 2016

Due to the rapid development and evolution of direct-acting viral treatments, WHO issued updated guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of individuals with chronic hepatitis C virus infection at the International Liver Congress [READ MORE].

 

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NYC Health: Updated Diagnostic Testing for Zika Virus and Interpretation of Results (4-28-2016)

Posted April 28, 2016

2016 DOHMH Advisory #5 (UPDATED): Diagnostic Testing for Zika Virus and Interpretation of Results

  • As of April 28, 2016, the Public Health Laboratory will no longer routinely test specimens submitted for Zika testing from symptomatic patients for dengue and chikungunya viruses by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Clinicians should request RT-PCR testing for dengue and chikungunya viruses through a commercial laboratory.
  • Diagnosis of Zika virus infection often includes testing by both RT-PCR and serology.
  • Some patients will require a follow-up (convalescent) specimen for serologic testing to verify Zika virus infection or determine which flavivirus caused the infection.
  • Call the PAL to arrange all Zika virus testing at 1-866-692-3641.

To read the NYC DOHMH Dear Colleague Letter, please click here.

NYS Zika Virus Information Line: 1-888-364-4723

 

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NYS Medicaid Update: April (4-27-2016)

Posted April 27, 2016

Dear Medicaid Provider,

The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the April 2016 Medicaid Update.

Please click the link below to download the current edition.

http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2016/april_16mu.pdf (PDF)

To see a list of all of the DOH Medicaid Updates, please visit http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2016/

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (4-26-2016)

Posted April 26, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

 

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CDC: HIV Infection & Zika Virus (4-26-2016)

Posted April 26, 2016

To view the article, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/zika/hc-providers/hiv-zika.html

 

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New CDC Fact Sheet: HIV Among Youth (4-26-2016)

Posted April 26, 2016

  • Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses in 2014.
  • Young gay and bisexual males accounted for 8 in 10 HIV diagnoses among youth in 2014.
  • At the end of 2012, 44% of youth ages 18 to 24 years living with HIV did not know they had HIV.

For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/age/youth/

 

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AIDSinfo: At-a-Glance (4-22-2016)

Posted April 22, 2016

The AIDSinfo At-a-Glance News and Features can be viewed by clicking here.

Included are updates on the following:

  • AIDSinfo Education Materials Now Include Infographics
  • AIDSinfo Releases New Consumer Fact Sheets
  • CDC Updates Nonoccupational Postexposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) Guidelines
  • National Library of Medicine Announces Solicitation of Quotations for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects
  • Recent HIV/AIDS News

 

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NYC Health: Increase in Drug Overdoses Deaths and Increased Presence of Fentanyl in NYC (4-21-2016)

Posted April 21, 2016

Increase in drug overdoses deaths and increased presence of fentanyl in New York City

 

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STD Awareness Month: CDC Encourages Everyone to Talk, Test, and Treat (4-20-2016)

Posted April 20, 2016

A special note to the public from Dr. Gail Bolan, Director, Division of STD Prevention, CDC, this STD Awareness Month. April is STD Awareness Month, which gives us the opportunity to talk about sexual health in an inclusive way that speaks to individuals from all walks of life. Sex is a part of most of our lives—but sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) do not have to be one of the “facts of life.” [READ MORE]

 

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HIV Training NY: Peer Certification Tests Scheduled, Study Guides Available Soon (4-19-2016)

Posted April 19, 2016

New Developments in AI Peer Certification Program  

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (AI) is pleased to announce several important developments in the AI’s Peer Worker Certification effort. To become certified, Peer Workers must:

  • Complete foundational/readiness training or submit a personal statement;
  • Complete 90 hours of Peer Worker training from the Peer Worker Course   Catalogue;
  • Have a satisfactory supervisor’s evaluation on a 500-hour practicum;
  • Agree to follow the AI Peer Worker code of ethics; and
  • Pass a knowledge exam.

The three updates below pertain to the Peer Worker knowledge exam and to the Supervisor Practicum Evaluation Form.

 

Peer Certification Exam Study Guides Now Available

The AI has developed Study Guides to help individuals prepare for the Peer Worker certification knowledge exam. The Study Guides are designed for each of the different certification tracks – HIV, HCV, and Harm Reduction. They are available
here on our websit: https://www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification and
via the links below:

Study Guide for Certified HIV Peer Worker Online Exam

Study Guide for Certified HCV Peer Worker Online Exam

Study Guide for Certified HR Peer Worker Online Exam

These study guides are optional resources, but provide a comprehensive summary of all the knowledge and skills that AI Certified Peer Workers should have. We expect that applicants who use the study guides will have all the information necessary to successfully complete the exam.

 

Peer Certification Knowledge Exams to Be Available On-Line Starting May 2, 2016

Peer Workers who have started an on-line application for AI certification will be able to take the knowledge exam through their on-line application beginning May 1, 2016. When you open the application, you will find a tab on the right side of the screen labeled “Exam.” You can take the exam whenever you are ready after May 1. Although you may take the exam at any time, we recommend you complete most or all of the 90 hours of required training before taking the exam.

 

Peer Worker Supervisor Practicum Evaluation Form to Be Available On-Line Beginning May 2, 2016

As described above, all certified Peer Workers must complete a 500-hour supervised practicum with their sponsor agency to gain real life peer work experience and have an opportunity to practice their skills — and to see if peer work is really for them. In conjunction with the online exam launch, the Supervisor Practicum Evaluation Form will be available for supervisors of peer workers who seek certification. Supervisors can complete the form and review it with their peers before the peers upload the evaluation into their online certification. The Supervisor Practicum Evaluation Form is intended to convey information about a peer worker’s ability to provide peer services and to apply Core Competencies in a workplace setting.

The AI Peer Certification team has been working with peer workers to meet their needs and assist them throughout the certification process. We encourage anyone interested in peer certification to review the important resources at: https://www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification, including:

Peer Certification FAQ

Peer Certification Course Catalog

Peer Certification Code of Ethics

Course Tracker Forms

Core Competencies

 

Additional Questions? Call 518-474-3045 or e-mail Cassandra Kahl at cassandra.kahl@health.ny.gov

 

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NYS Clinical Education: New CE Courses & Learning Modules, Webinar, Treatment for Hepatitis C, PrEP Payment Options (4-19-2016)

Posted April 19, 2016

Please click here to view the latest update from the New York State Clinical Education Initiative.

 

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CDC Releases Updated nPEP Guidelines (4-18-2016)

Posted April 18, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Updated Guidelines for Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV, which updates and expands the 2005 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommendations for medical practitioners regarding nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis (nPEP) use for persons in the United States. Updated Occupational PEP Guidelines, which address case management for persons with possible HIV exposure in health care settings, were published separately in 2013. Awareness of nPEP and its availability for both clinical providers and those who are eligible to receive it are critical to ensure that nPEP reaches those who need it most urgently.

For more information, please visit http://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/38856

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (4-18-2016)

Posted April 18, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

 

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Update to Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C (4-15-2016)

Posted April 15, 2016

AASLD and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) just released a new section on www.hcvguidelines.org.

 

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FDA HIV Updates: Approval of Descovy (emtricitabine (FTC) and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) fixed-dose combination) (4-15-2016)

Posted April 15, 2016

On April 4, 2016 FDA approved DESCOVY, a two-drug fixed dose combination tablet containing 2 HIV nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), emtricitabine (FTC) and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF). Each DESCOVY tablet contains 200 mg of FTC and 25 mg of TAF (equivalent to 28 mg of tenofovir alafenamide fumarate).

DESCOVY is not a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection and must be combined with other antiretroviral agents to form a complete regimen.

To read the complete FDA bulletin, please visit https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFDA/bulletins/1413eda

 

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AETC ShareSpot: New HIV Meds Update (4-15-2016)

Posted April 15, 2016

Visit ShareSpot to read the latest HIV Meds Update, Efavirenz, Dolutegravir, and Darunavir: Pharmacokinetics during Pregnancy,” by Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, Center for HIV Information. This update is a brief summary of three studies presented at 2016 CROI that support the use of efavirenz, dolutegravir, and darunavir during pregnancy.

HIV Meds Updates are written by Susa Coffey, MD, Co-Investigator & Medical Editor at the AETC National Coordinating Resource Center, and pharmaceutical experts at the University of California, San Francisco, Center for HIV Information. Updates are posted to ShareSpot as new information about HIV medications becomes available.

 

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Innovative New Programme Set to Treat 10,000 Patients Co-Infected with Hepatitis C and HIV (4-14-2016)

Posted April 14, 2016

The World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes the announcement of a new programme initiated by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) and AmeriCares that aims to treat 10,000 co-infected HIV and hepatitis C patients in Africa and Asia with new hepatitis C treatment Daklinza (daclatasvir).

Read the full announcement from CHAI and AmeriCares here.

 

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Report Concludes Elimination of Hepatitis B & C in U.S. Feasible (4-12-2016)

Posted April 12, 2016

Yesterday the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States: Phase One Report , which affirms that it would be possible to eliminate hepatitis in the U.S. with the right resources, commitment, and strategy. [READ MORE]

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (4-11-2016)

Posted April 11, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

 

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April 18: Inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) (4-11-2016)

Posted April 11, 2016

Transgender communities in the United States are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. Many of us in the transgender (trans) community have been dismayed by the continued impact of HIV and AIDS on our trans sisters and brothers. We have worked hard to address the epidemic from within—with the limited resources we’ve… [READ MORE]

 

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Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States (4-11-2016)

Posted April 11, 2016

The National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institutes of Medicine) Phase I report Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States was released today, April 11, 2016. The report explores the barriers that must be overcome to eliminate hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the United States – and reaffirms that hepatitis elimination can be achieved with the right resources, commitment, and strategy.

Messages from the report include:

  • Eliminating (meaning complete termination of any incident infections in a population) hepatitis B and C in the United States is feasible, but it will take considerable will and resources.
  • Universal vaccination could eradicate hepatitis B, but it would take two generations. In the meantime, there is no cure for the millions already infected.
  • There is a need to better understand the virus and the management of chronic hepatitis B infection. There is a need for more physicians trained in the management of chronic hepatitis B infection.
  • Reaching elimination targets for hepatitis C mortality is highly feasible given the long latency of infection, the curative treatments, and the decreased number of infected persons younger than the Birth Cohort (persons born during 1945-1965).

The full report is available at www.nas.edu/HepatitisElimination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention co-sponsored the report, which examines scientific and policy issues related to hepatitis B and C. The follow-up Phase 2 report is expected to include specific recommendations and targets for elimination.

 

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AIDSinfo: At-a-Glance (4-8-2016)

Posted April 8, 2016

The AIDSinfo At-a-Glance News and Features can be viewed by clicking here.

Included are updates on the following:

  • FDA Approves Descovy (a Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet) to Treat HIV Infection
  • AIDSinfo Updates Consumer Fact Sheets on HIV Treatment
  • FDA Updates Truvada Labeling
  • April 10 is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • NIH Launches Large Clinical Trials of Antibody-Based HIV Prevention

 

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Saving Lives and Improving Health Care through Innovation in Organ Donations and Transplants (4-7-2016)

Posted April 7, 2016

There are currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting list for an organ in the United States. Twenty-two people a day die waiting. But today, we’re taking one step forward to change that. In honor of National Donate Life Month, the President issued a Proclamation that solidifies his Administration’s commitment to shortening the organ waiting list. [READ MORE]

 

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The White House – Presidential Proclamation: National Public Health Week, 2016 (4-5-2016)

Posted April 5, 2016

During National Public Health Week, we join together to enhance public health — the foundation of our security and well-being — here at home and around the world. By supporting health professionals and embracing our obligations to promote public health and protect our planet, we can uphold our shared responsibility to preserve the promise of a happy and healthy life for our children and grandchildren. [READ MORE]

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (4-4-2016)

Posted April 4, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

 

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Federal Work Group Looks to Future of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (4-4-2016)

Posted April 4, 2016

Viral hepatitis is a growing public health problem in the United States. This increase is being fueled in part by the widespread epidemic of opioid abuse that is devastating families and communities across the country. These new cases add to the millions of people who are already living with viral hepatitis, many of whom have never injected drugs. There is an urgent need for us to strengthen our response to the threat that viral hepatitis poses to the health of our nation. We are currently in the third and final year of the national Viral Hepatitis Action Plan,, and leaders across the Federal government have begun the important work of building a new plan that will establish goals and priorities and guide the nation’s efforts through 2020. [READ MORE]

 

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Quick News Update from OMD AIDS Institute (4-4-2016)

Posted April 4, 2016

OMD SCREENSHOT – April 1st, 2016

  • Don’t Miss Out on the ACTHIV Conference! There are only a few more weeks left to register for this unique conference for frontline clinicians and primary care physicians. It will be held in Dallas, Texas from April 28 to April 30, 2016.

 

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NQC e-Newsletter: NQC Extends Quality Award Deadline (4-1-2016)

Posted April 1, 2016

Please click here to view the e-Newsletter from the National Quality Center (NQC).

 

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Quick News Update from OMD AIDS Institute (3-31-2016)

Posted March 31, 2016

OMD SCREENSHOT – March 31st, 2016

 

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FDA HIV Updates: Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Pediatric Labeling Expanded (3-31-2016)

Posted March 31, 2016

The Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) tablet label was recently updated to expand the indication to include pediatric patients weighing at least 17 kilograms and the addition of the following strength tablets (100/150 mg, 133/200 mg and 167/250 mg).

The updates to the label are summarized here.

 

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Syringe Service Programs: New HHS Guidance and Resources (3-29-2016)

Posted March 29, 2016

HHS has released new Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) guidance for HHS-funded programs. SSPs have been demonstrated to be an effective component of a comprehensive approach to prevent HIV and viral hepatitis among people who inject drugs.

Read the new Guidance for Syringe Services Programs [PDF - 960 KB]

The U.S. is experiencing a growing opioid epidemic, which has made many communities vulnerable to outbreaks of HIV and viral hepatitis among people who inject drugs (PWID). To address this issue, Members of Congress worked together late last year on a broad, bipartisan basis to revise a longstanding ban on the use of federal funds for Syringe Services Programs (SSPs). [READ MORE]

 

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NYS Clinical Education: New CE Courses, Clinical Update, Webinar & Conference (3-29-2016)

Posted March 29, 2016

Please click here to view the latest update from the New York State Clinical Education Initiative.

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (3-28-2016)

Posted March 28, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

 

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AIDSinfo: National Library of Medicine Announces Solicitation of Quotations for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects (3-25-2016)

Posted March 25, 2016

To read about the National Library of Medicine Solicitation of Quotations and other updates, please view the AIDSinfo At-a-Glance e-news issue at https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/e-news/archive/2016/3/25

 

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HIV Training NY: Support Your Peer Workers with Supervisory Training (3-24-2016)

Posted March 24, 2016

AIDS Institute Offers Peer Worker Supervisor and Program Director Trainings and Resources

Recognizing the unique role that peers can and have played in improving health outcomes, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (AI) has created a program to certify peer workers who are living with HIV, hepatitis C, and/or have a history of accessing harm reduction services.

It is critical for supervisors to also receive education and training to support peers who are providing services as part of a care team. Peers report feeling more supported when their supervisors attend the trainings offered as part of this initiative. In offering these optional trainings, our goal is to provide comprehensive resources for peer workers, peer supervisors and peer programs to be as successful as possible.

The following is a compilation of training and resources offered by the AI Education and Training Programs for peer supervisors to enhance their skills, knowledge and capacity to support a peer program.

Supervisor Training for Implementing Peer-Delivered Services Now Offered Upstate and in NYC

This two-day, in-person supervisor training will prepare direct supervisors of peer workers to establish effective supervisory relationships with the peer workers they supervise. Supervisors play an important roles in the successful roll-out and implementation of peer-delivered services for people with HIV, HCV and behavioral health issues. This session will review emerging best practices in hiring, retaining and supervising peer workers. It will focus on communication skills, team-building, integrating new peer workers into the organizational structure and supporting peer workers in their efforts to establish and maintain professional boundaries between themselves and their clients.

Objectives:

By the end of the training, supervisors of peer workers will be able to:

  • Review best practices for integrating peer workers into the overall organizational structure and culture.
  • Recall AI Peer Worker core competencies and identify the unique role peer workers play on the care team.
  • Define job descriptions and responsibilities for peer workers.
  • Recall the AI Peer Worker Code of Ethics and support peer workers in adhering to all items in the Code of Ethics.
  • Explore possible challenges and concerns regarding supervision of peer workers.
  • Identify important components of the supervision for peer workers, especially during the pre-certification practicum period.
  • Identify and practice communication skills essential for effective supervision.
  • Examine the importance of professional boundaries for peer workers and how to support peer workers in developing and maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Explore other important components of hiring, retaining and supervising peer workers, including cultural competency, conflict resolution, team-building and action planning.

Scheduled Trainings

Location: NYSDOH Central New York Regional Office, Conference Room 4A/4B, 217 S. Salina Street Syracuse, NY 13202.
Date: Thursday-Friday, May 12-13, 2016
Time: 9 am-5 pm
To register: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1883

Location: Alliance for Positive Health, 927 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
Date: Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7, 2016
Time: 9 am-5 pm
To register: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1882

Location: Cicatelli Associates/NYC, 19th floor training room, 505 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Date: Tuesday-Wednesday, June 28-29, 2016
Time: 9 am- 5pm
To register: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1825

Archived Webinar: AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification – Process, Requirements and Starting Your Application

This 90-minute webinar reviews the requirements for AI Certification of Peer Workers and provides a step-by step review of the process for submitting an application for certification.
To access the webinar go to: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1805

Integrating Certified Peer Workers into Health Care Service Delivery for Program Directors and Supervisors

This 90-minute webinar reviews the important role that program directors and supervisors should play in developing and implementing peer-delivered services with a focus on policies and procedures for hiring and supervising peer workers. Topics to be reviewed include: integrating peers into multidisciplinary teams; best practices for supervising and coaching peer workers; and strategies to support the development of peer worker skills and competencies. This live webinar is scheduled for:

April 25, 2016, 2 pm-3:30 pm: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1775

July 24, 2016, 10 am-11:30 am: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1705

Archived Webinar

To access: https://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1826

Additional Resources

Peer Certification FAQhttps://www.hivtrainingny.org/FAQDocs/PeerCertificationFAQ.pdf

Organization Readiness Assessment for Implementing Peer-Delivered Services: https://www.hivtrainingny.org/FAQDocs/ORGANIZATIONALASSESSMENT11315.pdf

Training and Education Initiative Peer Certification Webpage, Application and Additional Resources https://www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification

Questions? Please call 518-474-3045 or email hivet@health.ny.gov

To register for any course, click on the appropriate registration link and enter your account log-in information.If you do not have an account with hivtrainingny.org, you will need to sign up for one prior to registering for a course. For help in registering, please contact the NYSDOH AIDS Institute’s HIV Education and Training Program at (518) 474-3045.

 

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Slides and Audio from AVAC Webinar: Long-Acting Injectable Antiretrovirals for HIV Treatment and Prevention (3-24-2016)

Posted March 24, 2016

To view slides and audio from AVAC webinar on Long-Acting Injectable Antiretrovirals for Treatment and Prevention, please visit http://www.avac.org/post-croi-2016-webinar-series

 

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FDA Takes Important Step to Increase the Development of, and Access to, Abuse-Deterrent Opioids (3-24-2016)

Posted March 24, 2016

To view the FDA News Release, please visit http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm492237.htm

 

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Farewell Letter from the White House Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (3-24-2016)

Posted March 24, 2016

After two extraordinary years with the Obama Administration, today is my last as the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy. It’s been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve President Obama, a man I admire so deeply, and the American people, helping to lead our efforts to improve HIV research, prevention and care. [READ MORE]

To view the letter from Douglas Brooks, please visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/03/24/hail-and-farewell.

 

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Dear NYC and NYS PrEP Providers Letter (3-23-2016)

Posted March 23, 2016

New York City and New York State Health Departments continue to fully support the use of TDF/FTC as PrEP for individuals at risk of HIV infection. The rare event reported at 2016 CROI provides an opportunity to revisit clinical guidelines for PrEP, and to clarify the importance of communicating with patients about PrEP and the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For more information, please click here.

 

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NYS Medicaid Update: March (3-23-2016)

Posted March 23, 2016

Dear Medicaid Provider,

The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the March 2016 Medicaid Update.

Please click the link below to download the current edition.

http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2016/mar16_mu.pdf (PDF)

To see a list of all of the DOH Medicaid Updates, please visit http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/main.htm

 

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SAMHSA Announces Availability of $33M to Integrate HIV Services into Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Programs for Women (3-22-2016)

Posted March 22, 2016

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: Minority Women) grants. [READ MORE]

 

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AETC ShareSpot: Three New HIV Meds Updates Added (3-22-2016)

Posted March 22, 2016

Please visit ShareSpot to read the latest HIV Meds Updates

HIV Meds Updates are written by Susa Coffey, MD, Co-Investigator & Medical Editor at the AETC National Coordinating Resource Center, and pharmaceutical experts at the University of California, San Francisco, Center for HIV Information. Updates are posted to ShareSpot as new information about HIV medications becomes available. More Updates are coming soon.

 

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Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues (3-21-2016)

Posted March 21, 2016

Updates from AETC Program Friends & Colleagues are now available by clicking here.

 

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HIVandHepatitis.com: Full Listing of CROI 2016 Coverage (3-18-2016)

Posted March 18, 2016

To view the HIVandHepatitis.com full listing of CROI 2016 coverage, please visit http://207.56.172.200/hivandhepatitis/croi2016.html

 

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NYC Health: New Process for Ordering Zika Virus Testing (3-18-2016)

Posted March 18, 2016

2016 DOHMH Alert #7: New Process for Ordering Zika Virus Testing

  • Healthcare providers must now call the NYC Health Department for approval before testing New York City residents for Zika virus infection.
  • Call 1-866-692-3641 from Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm, to obtain approval.

To read the NYC DOHMH Dear Colleague Letter, please click here.

NYS Zika Virus Information Line: 1-888-364-4723

 

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CROI 2016 Plenary Session on HIV in Transgender Populations (Video) (3-18-2016)

Posted March 18, 2016

The 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston last month featured a first-ever plenary session on HIV in transgender populations by Dr. Tonia C. Poteat. [READ MORE AND WATCH HIGHLIGHTS]

 

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