HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Health Departments
The Center for Health & Behavioral Training of the University of Rochester, announces the release of a new training for health departments.
This course is intended for health departments who are interested in supporting the implementation of PrEP services in STD clinics, HIV clinics or other primary care settings who are routinely engaging high-risk patients and/or provide medical care for patients with HIV.
The goal of this one-day course is to increase the capacity of health departments and their funded programs/providers to implement PrEP services in combination with other evidence-based HIV prevention interventions and public health strategies in order to reduce HIV transmission.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Explain the efficacy/effectiveness of PrEP in varying populations.
- Explain appropriate clinical assessment, treatment, and monitoring of persons receiving PrEP medication.
- Describe the guiding principles of PrEP implementation.
- Identify 3 challenges/barriers to PrEP implementation.
- Describe 3 models for HD support of PrEP implementation.
- Select appropriate combinations of evidence-based behavioral HIV prevention interventions and public health strategies needed to support the implementation of PrEP services.
- Discuss ways to increase awareness and gain buy-in from community stake-holders.
- List methods of recruitment of individuals for whom HIV PrEP should be considered.
- Discuss impact of ACA implementation of PrEP services.
For more information or to inquire about this training in your jurisdiction, contact CHBT.
Patricia Coury-Doniger, MS, NP, Director of CHBT and Program Director of the STD/HIV Program, Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester.
LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, NP, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Global & Community Affairs at the University of South Florida College of Nursing