The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC) and Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the provision of HIV health care services. The webinar provided a peer-to-peer learning forum for a diverse panel of providers and implementers and discussed best practices and resources for maintaining continuity of care for persons with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar is intended for multi-disciplinary HIV care providers working in health care settings, health departments and community-based organizations in the northeast region of the U.S. as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The first 60 minutes covered the experience of the panel participants as well the opportunities for technical assistance. The presentation was followed by an informal 30-minute question and answer session.
Objectives include: 1) Review Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Clinical Guidelines for COVID-19 and HIV Care 2) Provide three COVID-19 and HIV-related resources that are dynamically responding to the evolving science and recommendations 3) Create a space for participants to discuss at least three challenges and best practices
A variety of the listed populations will be discussed at this event.
Adolescents (ages 13 to 17)
Young Adults (ages 18 to 24)
Older Adults (ages 50 and over)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or other gender
Homeless or unstably housed
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
Antiretroviral treatment adherence, including viral load suppression
HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
Linkage to Care
Retention and/or re-engagement in care
Stigma or discrimination
Coordination of care
Use of technology (i.e. electronic health records)