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HIVLN – Positive Health Access to Services and Treatment (PHAST) Program: Past, Present and Future of Rapid Response and Engagement/Re-Engagement in HIV Treatment and Care
October 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for the next HIV Learning Network session on October 13 @ Noon (Pacific): Positive Health Access to Services and Treatment (PHAST) Program: Past, Present and Future of Rapid Response and Engagement/Re-Engagement in HIV Treatment and Care, by Sandra Torres, MSW, PHAST/RAPID Social Worker, Ward 86, USCF.
Description: Rapid response to new HIV diagnoses is national key strategy to ending HIV in the US to improving linkage, engagement and retention in HIV care. Rapid HIV antiretroviral (Rapid ART) programs work to reduce the time it takes for people newly diagnosed with HIV to engage in HIV care and receive a prescription to begin ART, thereby dramtically reducing the time it takes for a person to achieve HIV viral load suppression. Acheiving viral suppression in a quicker time period helps to reduce HIV transmission, a key goal of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative. In this session, we invited Sandra Torres, MSW, of the UCSF Ward 86 Positive Health Access to Services and Treatment (or PHAST) team to share their HIV rapid response model, and engage us in case discussions that demonstrate how the model can be applied to people receving new HIV diagnoses.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify three (3) barriers that patients face in engaging in HIV medical care
- List two (2) steps to creating a RAPID ART program
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses may receive continuing education credit for this educational activity as the ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement.
HIV Learning Network offers free CME for participants attending sessions, pending completion of the post-session evaluation.