Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Time: 11 am – 12 pm PT/2 pm – 3 pm ET
Please join the National Clinician Consultation Center in partnership with the Health Resources and Services HIV/AIDS Bureau for this Ending the HIV Epidemic webinar series for clinicians.
HIV Prevention has been identified as one of four key strategies to Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States. Health care providers play a critical role in preventing new HIV transmissions. Having timely and convenient access to specialist support can help providers feel more confident and comfortable exploring HIV prevention strategies with patients. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC) provides free, confidential, one-on-one teleconsultation to health care providers on key prevention tools, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, a medication that effectively prevents HIV) as well as harm reduction approaches to help address HIV-associated risk behaviors. During this webinar, the NCCC and approach to supporting clinicians with implementation and optimization of key HIV prevention strategies including PrEP and harm reduction will be described. Based on real cases, NCCC will review the nuts and bolts of HIV prevention and share ideas on overcoming clinical, informational, and cultural challenges in building prevention capacity.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the free clinical teleconsultation services available to health care providers through the National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC).
- Identify and proactively address barriers to implementing PrEP care.
- Discuss key clinical components of providing PrEP, including best practices in assessing HIV risk, initial and ongoing clinical monitoring, and supporting PrEP adherence and persistence.