AETC National Resource Center Monthly Update: April 2012
New and Updated Resources
|HPTN 064 Women's HIV Seroincidence Study (ISIS) Results|
Source: HIV Prevention Trials Network, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institute of Health
The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced results from its HPTN 064 Women's HIV Seroincidence Study (ISIS) which found an HIV incidence of 0.24% in the study cohort of 2,099 women (88% black), a rate that is five fold higher than that estimated for black women overall by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incidence rate observed in HPTN 064 is based on findings from women enrolled from six geographical areas in the US where HIV and poverty are known to be more common: Atlanta, GA, Raleigh-Durham, NC, Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD, Newark, NJ, New York City, NY.
|HIV Surveillance Report|
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The annual HIV Surveillance Report provides an overview on the current epidemiology of HIV disease in the United States and dependent areas. CDC funds state and territorial health departments to collect surveillance data on persons diagnosed with HIV infection; all personal identifiers are removed from these data before being transmitted to CDC via a secure data network. Data are analyzed by CDC and then displayed by age, race, sex, transmission category, and jurisdiction (where appropriate).
|Guidelines for Improving Entry Into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral Adherence for Persons With HIV: Evidence-Based Recommendations From an International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care Panel|
Source: American College of Physicians; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; New International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care and the U.S. National Institutes of Health's Office of AIDS Research
These guidelines focus on interventions to improve entry into and retention in care and ART adherence for people living with HIV, as well as methods to monitor these critical processes. The target audience includes care providers, patients, policymakers, and organizations and health systems involved with implementing HIV care and treatment.
|SAMHSA TIP Series - Treatment Improvement Protocols|
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
As part of SAMHSA's Treatment Imrovement Protocol series, two new manuals are available: Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders and Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders. The manuals are designed to assist behavioral health professionals and clinicans who treat people with substance abuse problems. The former discusses screening, diagnosis, and referrals and explains how to evaluate a program's hepatitis practices, while the latter discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.
|Take Charge.Take the Test Campaign Materials|
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Prevention, Act Against AIDS
Take Charge. Take the Test is a part of Act Against AIDS, CDC's five-year, multi-faceted national communication campaign to fight the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States. It is a social marketing campaign developed to encourage African American women to get tested for HIV. Through compelling messages and imagery, the campaign aims to help African American women recognize their risk of getting HIV and empowers them with the information they need to take charge of their health.
are available online for local health departments and community organizations to download and use.
To learn more about Act Against AIDS, visit
|HIV Among African Americans Fact Sheet now available in Spanish|
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
|A Webinar Series on Women & HIV: Clinical Concepts from WHICC, Women on the Move. April 27, 2012|
Source: Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center; Texas/Oklahoma AETC and Colorado AIDS Education and Training Center
This webinar series aims to address the issues that migrant women face in regard to HIV infection. The target audience is advanced - expert level clinicians, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals caring for people with HIV. CE, CME and CNE credits are available.
Pre-registration is required; registration deadline is April 18th
View the agenda
|The 7th Annual Minority AIDS Initiative Multicultural HIV/AIDS Provider Summit. May 4, 2012 - Worcester, MA|
Source: New England AIDS Education and Training Center, New England HIV Education Consortium
This Summit is a one-day course for clinical providers of color and clinical providers serving HIV-positive people of color in New England. Sessions are designed for all services and care team members and also developed to address the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Registration is free. If you're interested in setting up a display table, please email Durrell Fox at
|Patient-Centered Outcomes Research -- Dissemination by Health Professionals Associations (PCOR-DHPA) (R18) Funding Opportunity|
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services
This FOA solicits applications from health professionals associations to develop dissemination programs that integrate patient-centered outcomes research into clinical practice using innovative methods. These methods could include mechanisms such as education, credentialing, scientific programs, or social media platforms. Applicants may wish to consider both educational theory (what learning methods work most effectively) and the relevance of new media. Through this FOA, AHRQ anticipates funding between 25-50 awards that together total up to $2.5 million annually for 3 years. Applicants may receive no more than $100,000 annually in total costs for projects up to 3 years long. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research may vary from application to application, AHRQ anticipates that the size and duration of each award may also vary. Applications are due April 25, 2012.
To download the application or apply electronically
For an overview of the grant application process
|Attention Prescribing Providers: HIV Attitudes Survey|
Source: The University of Virginia, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, National Institute on Drug Abuse