What's New in HIV/AIDS?
Orignally broadcast December 16, 2010
Dr. Amneris Luque
Director, AIDS Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
Director, Division of HIV Prevention, AIDS Institute
Deputy Director for HIV, Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Epidemiology, AIDS Institute
Almost thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, there are still rapid and significant changes in policy, program and the face of the epidemic. This broadcast will highlight three important new developments including: changes in HIV/AIDS epidemiology that point to a significant “graying of the epidemic” and the impact this has on service needs/delivery; amendments to public health law to ensure all individuals aged 13-64 are offered HIV testing and those who test positive are engaged in care; and, an innovative new program to prevent opioid overdose among substance users. This broadcast will provide an opportunity to update your information and think about how to best address these new developments in your work.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Recall epidemiological trends that point to a significant “graying” of the HIV/AIDS epidemic;
- Identify at least three key challenges and three strategies for providing HIV prevention, testing, care and support services to mature adults who are at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS;
- State the main objectives of amended public health law that require the offer of HIV testing to all individuals aged 13-64 in certain health care settings;
- Recall the responsibility of health care providers to arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test HIV positive;
- State the main objectives of the New York State Opioid Overdose Prevention Program; and,
- Identify steps that local health departments, community based organizations and other settings can take to address opioid overdose in their community.
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-264; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
Continuing education credits are available until December 2013.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.