We are pleased to present you with the following tools and resources. Developed and selected by the program faculty, these interventions are designed to improve the identification and initial management of patients with HIV, facilitate initial management decisions, and aid in the provision of patient education. We hope you find these materials and links helpful.
We gratefully acknowledge Abbott Laboratories, Gilead Sciences, and Tibotec Therapeutics, Incorporated, for providing educational grants to support this program.
These video case vignettes illustrate the interaction between the primary-care clinician and the patient in regard to screening for and diagnosing HIV infection.
Video 1: This video features a patient who feels she is at low risk for HIV infection; counseling this patient to accept HIV testing as part of routine care is demonstrated.
Video 2: An illustration of how to relay test results to a young male patient who tests positive for HIV infection.
Evidence-Based Guidelines for Overall Management
This Web site contains a vast array of references (mostly free of charge) for clinicians and patients on all aspects of HIV management, from diagnosis to treatment to patient education to psychosocial issues.
Comprehensive, regularly updated collection of fact sheets on clinical topics in HIV, available in English and Spanish, in print-friendly and downloadable formats.
Information regarding HIV-related medications for patients, including a drug interactions calculator.
The AAHIVM supports the HIV care provider and the profession by providing continuing medical education; credentialing HIV specialists, HIV experts, and HIV pharmacists providing practice management information; advocating on behalf of the HIV care provider at the federal and state levels for issues relevant to clinical and professional support; advancing healthcare resources for HIV-infected patients.
The HRSA Web site offers numerous publications on HIV/AIDS management, including Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV and A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women With HIV. (Order via the link above.)
Advocates on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS and provides treatment referrals.
National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center
Toll-free: (800) 933-3413
The National HIV Telephone Consultation Service (Warmline) offers clinicians free, up-to-the-minute HIV clinical information, and individualized expert case consultation across the broad range of clinical HIV/AIDS problems. The Warmline is staffed by clinicians experienced in HIV care who can help you provide the best possible care to your HIV-positive patients.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Free Tools for HIV Screening.
Information and materials to help health-care providers screen all their patients for HIV
Provider materials, such as an annotated guide to the MMWR revised CDC recommendations; patient education materials in English and Spanish; FAQs
Information for providers and education materials for people living with HIV/AIDS
Provider materials, such as screening charts; patient education materials in English and Spanish; HIV/AIDS data and statistics; links to online training and support services
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