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Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals: From Consensus to Implementation, September 18-19, 2014, London
 

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News & Noteworthy

The international steering committee for See Us: Women Take a Stand on HIV unveiled a consensus statement 6 March 2014 focused on raising awareness of and addressing the unique health needs of women living with HIV/AIDS. Click here to view the press release or to read the consensus statement.

IAPAC and RDI sign Letter of Agreement forming a strategic partnership against HIV drug resistance (effective January 27, 2014). Click here to view the announcement.

IAPAC announced its unequivocal support January 9, 2014, for the nomination of Deborah Birx, MD, to serve as the next US Global AIDS Coordinator. If confirmed to assume this new role, she would lead the life-saving US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Click here to view the statement.

Advancing the Human Right to Health

IAPAC endorsed a new UNAIDS Treatment 2015 Framework launched 13 July 2013, which is meant to expand to 15 million the number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who benefit from the therapeutic and preventative effects of antiretroviral therapy by 2015. Click here to view the statement.

IAPAC and UNAIDS signed a Memorandum of Understanding focused on expanding access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services (effective 20 June 2013). Click here to view the announcement.

IAPAC launches multi-language myHIVclinic.org webportal focused on comorbidities and healthy aging with HIV. Click here to view the English- or Spanish-language version of the launch press release or visit myHIVclinic.org to access the webportal.

IAPAC and its membership accomplished some significant successes in 2012. Click here to view the Top 10 IAPAC Highlights of 2012.

IAPAC announces its name change to the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care effective 3 December 2012. Click here to view the announcement.

In response to the need to facilitate the integration of HCV management into primary care settings in the United States, IAPAC announced a partnership with The Alliance of Chicago and the National Association of Community Health Centers to pilot an EHR-based approach to HCV clinical management in community health center settings. Click here to view the press release announcing the partnership and its objectives.

IAPAC welcomes “The PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation,” unveiled by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a World AIDS Day commemoration in Washington, DC. Click here to view the press statement.

Impacting the HIV Epidemic: The Role of Treatment as Prevention and Preexposure Prophylaxis is an online CME activity released August 17, 2012, by Medscape, LLC, in collaboration with IAPAC. The activity features an expert interview with Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Co-Chair of the Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals evidence summit held June 11-12, 2012, in London. This activity is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

IAPAC released a Consensus Statement on TasP and PrEP implementation at AIDS 2012. Click here to view the press release, or to download a copy of the Consensus Statement.

On March 5, 2012, the Annals of Internal Medicine e-published IAPAC’s new Guidelines for Improving Entry into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral Adherence for Persons with HIV. Click here for more information about the guidelines, a summary of the recommendations, guidelines training slides in English and Spanish, or to access the guidelines.

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) awarded IAPAC a grant to launch a Multidisciplinary Care Team Initiative (MCTI) in East Africa. Click here to view an MCTI press release, an MCTI Fact Sheet, or a report from a recent MCTI Consultation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Conferences & Workshops

GALEN Exam

The GALEN Exam is a multiple-choice question exam testing critical areas of HIV clinical management. It is now available electronically for physicians in:

  • Australia (English)
  • Canada (English)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (English and French)
  • Western Europe (English)

Additional regional versions and translations into other languages will be available soon.

Physicians who pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher earn a “Certificate of Clinical Competence in HIV Medicine.” Click here to learn more about or to register online to take the GALEN Exam.

 

Special Events

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¡PrEP-árate! Integrating Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis into Clinical Practices Serving Latino Communities

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) and the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) hosted an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)-themed symposium at the 18th Annual NHMA Conference in Washington, DC.

Click here to register for free online access to the archived webcast session.
 

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Conferences & Workshops
 
Adherence Conference 2014 June 8-10, 2014 • Miami

Click here to register.

Click here to view the Program and Abstracts book,
select presentations, and webcast sessions from 2013
and previous conferences.


 

European HIV Nursing Conference

October 19-20, 2014 • Barcelona

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2014 International Conference on Viral Hepatitis

March 17-18, 2014 • New York City

Click here to view the Program and Abstracts book,
select presentations, and webcast sessions from 2014
and previous conferences.
 

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Women and HIV

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Newly Launched

myHIVclinic.org

IAPAC has launched a multi-language myHIVclinic.org webportal focused on the clinical management of comorbidities and healthy aging with HIV. Click here to view the English- or Spanish-language version of the launch press release or visit myHIVclinic.org to access the webportal.


without-exception.org

IAPAC has launched Without Exception, a webportal focused on promoting best practices in HIV testing. Click here to access www.without-exception.org.

Knowledge Base
         
SURVEYS

ATLIS Survey

Results from the landmark AIDS Treatment for Life International Survey (ATLIS), a multi-country survey of more than 2,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in 15 countries, were presented by IAPAC at the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna, Austria.

Click here for ATLIS fact sheets, press release, and presentation



ONLINE CE


OPTIMIZING HIV TREATMENT

CME-/CE-Accredited Online Activity

Optimizing HIV Treatment is an accredited, case study-based educational activity available to physicians, nurse-practitioners/nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. The activity features evidence-based recommendations from IAPAC’s 2012 Guidelines for Improving Entry into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral Adherence for Persons with HIV.

Click here to access this online activity.

JIAPAC


JIAPAC

IAPAC members receive the Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC), a bimonthly peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal that presents original research, research reviews, case studies, and clinical perspectives on the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Click here to view the current or past issues, review Calls for Papers, or to submit a manuscript

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IAPAC, in partnership with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), developed Optimizing Entry Into and Retention in HIV Care and ART Adherence for PLWHA, a program designed to train and certify peer educators in the United States. Click here to download a copy of the train-the-trainer manual.

The Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care to Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Latin America and the Caribbean is a guide for implementing MSM-oriented health promotion and care activities. Click here to download an English- or Spanish-language copy of the blueprint.

The Blueprint to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and STI/HIV Prevention Needs of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is a guide for addressing health care challenges faced by this at-risk population. Click here to download a copy of the blueprint.

Contributors, Members, Partners
National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. GBCHealth AbbVie Inc. ViiV Healthcare Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Stop TB Partnership Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Roll Back Malaria U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief OraSure Technologies, Inc. The OPEC Fund for International Development NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research NIH Office of AIDS Research Novartis National Institute of Mental Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Merck Gilead The European AIDS Clinical Society Bristol-Myers Squibb Boehringer Ingelheim British HIV Association Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
 
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