Recording: COVID-19: Continuity of HIV Care for Persons with HIV (5/19/20)
Recording of webinar on May 19, 2020.
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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.
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
- Rural populations
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
- Cultural competence
- Stigma or discrimination
- Community linkages
- Coordination of care
- Use of technology (i.e. electronic health records)