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The AETC Capitol Region Telehealth "Power Podcast" series allows you to listen to experts in the field from your computer or mobile device. Designed for the busy professional, you can learn about cultural competence in the treatment of HIV/AIDS from your office or "On-The-Go."

Clinical and Behavioral Characteristics of Adults Receiving Medical Care for HIV Infection: Part I

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the Medical Monitoring Project
  • Describe the behavioral characteristics of adults receiving outpatient medical care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection Describe the clinical characteristics of adults receiving outpatient medical care for HIV infection
    Discuss how the data can be used to inform healthcare providers and other stakeholders

Pre Questions:

    1. What is HIV surveillance?
    2. What are some of the clinical issues facing adults living with HIV infection?
    3. Why is it important to monitor the clinical and behavioral characteristics of adults who receive outpatient care for HIV infection?

Post Questions:

    1. Who is sampled to participate in MMP?
    2. How is the information collected?
    3. How can behavioral and clinical surveillance data collected among persons living with HIV be used?

Case Studies from the HU-CRTP Case Study Bank

Case Study #1: 

Carol, a  35 year old African American woman who was diagnosed with HIV five years ago and is currently taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).  She is ART naïve and reportedly has no history of opportunistic infections. She reports having three sexual partners since her diagnosis.  She has been in a monogamous relationship with her current male partner for the past two years. She has not had a Pap test in 3 years.

Case Study #2: 

Chris, a 25 year old Hispanic American male diagnosed with HIV one year ago identifies as a man who has sex with men (MSM). He is prescribed antiretroviral therapy, but has difficulty adhering to therapy. He appears for his clinic visit today and reports sensitivity to both hot and cold foods. He also complains  that  he has occasional thrush. He is has requested your assistance with helping him get access to a dental clinic for care. Chris also mentions that he does not have a case manager.

About the Speaker

Dr. Janet Blair, PHD, MPH, is an epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) and has been a Project Officer for the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) since August 2007. She received her B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California (USC), and her MPH and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health. She began her CDC career in 1998 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in DHAP and was a staff epidemiologist and Project Officer in DHAP from 2000 – 2003 for numerous domestic HIV/AIDS projects, including the HIV/AIDS Reporting System, the Adult/Adolescent Spectrum of HIV Disease (ASD) study, and the Supplement to HIV/AIDS Surveillance (SHAS) project.

From 2003-2007, she worked in the Epidemiology Program Office at CDC where she supervised EIS officers assigned to state and local health departments. Prior to joining CDC, she was an epidemiologist in the HIV Epidemiology Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. She has published several articles in the field of HIV/AIDS. Her research interests include women's health, minority health issues, and health disparities.


 


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