IMPORTANT CDC UPDATE:
The CDC's strategy for High Impact HIV Prevention involves prioritizing and implementing an optimal combination of cost-effective, scalable interventions based on the current state of the science. This shift should help improve the effectiveness of HIV prevention efforts, reduce HIV incidence, and ultimately increase the possibility of achieving an AIDS-free America. In its ongoing effort to align HIV prevention resources with current surveillance data and this strategy, the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at CDC will not offer trainings or capacity building assistance on the following evidence-based interventions (EBIs): AIM, ¡Cuidate!, Focus on Youth, MIP, Nia, RAPP, Safety Counts, SHIELD, SIHLE, SISTA, Street Smart and VOICES/VOCES (except when used with MSM). Some health departments or other funders may continue to support implementation of these EBIs, and the implementation materials for all these interventions will remain onwww.effectiveinterventions.org and be available for download. If you have additional questions about this issue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDC's Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) will provide support to their grantees on AIM, ¡Cuidate!, and SIHLE. For further information on DRH's efforts, please contact Trisha Mueller email@example.com.
ETR Associates continues a body of work related to Focus on Youth. For further information, please contact Nancy Gonzalez-Caro at 1.800.325.3048 Ext. 237 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please read CDC's Dear Prevention Partner Letter - August 26, 2013
. You may also click on the link, DHAP EBI Prioritization Webinar
, to view the September 4, 2013 webinar recording.
New Advances in HIV Diagnostic Testing - Training for Health Professionals
An interactive e-Learning tool for clinicians to identify key characteristics and follow-up needs for patients with either positive or negative 4th generation HIV test results. CME/CNE available. Please visit -www.4thGenHIVTests.edc.org
Rapid HIV Testing Online Course (RHT)
The CDC on-line “Rapid HIV Testing Training Course” will offer an opportunity for HIV Prevention Providers working in non-clinical settings to gain knowledge and skills on administering rapid HIV testing. Rapid HIV Testing will allow providers greater reach into places where HIV testing has not been available. The on-line course has four modules, and takes approximately 5 hours to complete.
All materials in the course are based on CDC guidelines, protocols and established best practices related to rapid HIV testing, as seen in clinical and non-clinical settings. To register for the Rapid HIV Testing course, please visit the HIP Training Calendar and select "Rapid HIV Testing - Online" from the Interventions and Courses drop down menu.
- Overview and Introduction to Rapid HIV Testing
- Safe Work Practices and Specimen Collection for Rapid HIV Testing
- Quality Assurance and Quality Control in a Rapid HIV Testing Environment
- HIV Prevention Counseling and Providing Rapid HIV Test Results
New Resource for Prevention with Persons Living with HIV
UT Southwestern Medical Center has launched a new website (www.HIVPwP.org), to orient providers to a holistic and system-level approach to HIV prevention with persons living with HIV. The site describes ten components that comprise a continuum of care and focuses on collaborative prevention efforts of health departments, community based organizations, and AIDS service organizations to enhance the effectiveness of their work across these components. This website supports the comprehensive and complementary set of PwP strategies in the High Impact Prevention plan of action that seeks to bring every person living with HIV into care, maintain suppressed viral loads, and prevent transmission of new infections.
New Web-based Course About the Prevention Benefit of ART with CME available
UT Southwestern Medical Center announces a new web-based course, "The Prevention Benefit of ART for HIV-infected Patients." This course is designed for clinicians who treat people living with HIV and highlights research that shows improved health outcomes and reduced HIV transmission among patients who initiate antiretroviral treatment (ART) at all CD4 cell count thresholds. While the content of this course is relevant to anyone who works with these patients, physicians who complete the course can receive 1.25 units of free CME. To view the course, go to http://hivpwp.org/prevention-benefit-art-hiv-infected-patients.
New High Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) Interventions & Strategies
Condom Distribution Programs can be cost-effective structural interventions that provide communities with the resources they need to prevent the spread of HIV. For more information, please visit the Structural Interventions Condom Distribution Programs.
ARTAS is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. For more information, please visit the ARTAS homepage.
Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Prevention Interventions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates an online Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Prevention Interventions.
The Compendium is central to HIV prevention practice because it is a single source of information regarding 74 HIV risk reduction (RR) and 8 Medication Adherence (MA) interventions that represent the strongest behavioral HIV interventions in the literature to date that have been rigorously evaluated and have demonstrated efficacy in reducing HIV or STD incidence or HIV-related risk behaviors or promoting safer behaviors.
HIP Spanish Language Content
Homepages and resources are now available in Spanish for several of the HIP interventions/strategies. Please visit: https://www.effectiveinterventions.org/es/Home.aspx