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News and Updates in HIV/AIDS

Volunteers Needed for a Research Study!

Volunteers needed for a research study on health care utilization among transgender women living with HIV. Participants must be 18 years or older, self-report being a transgender woman (male sex at birth, but identify as a woman or transgender woman), be able to participate in a face-to-face interview in English, and self-report being HIV-positive.

Participants will receive a $50 Walmart gift card for their time and participant in the study.

Transgender Study Recruitment Flyer Photo

Contact Dana Hines, Doctoral Candidate at Indiana University School of Nursing, at (317) 426-8102 for additional information.

Click here to view and print a PDF version the Transgender Study Recruitment Flyer.

in+care Campaign: Keeping Patients in Care and in Good Health

This article comes from Share Spot at the AETC NRC website 

by Michael Hager, MPH, MA, Technical Assistance and Dissemination Manager at the National Quality Center
March 26, 2014

The in+care Campaign is a multi-year effort managed by the National Quality Center and sponsored by the Health Resources Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. It is designed to bring together local, regional and national organizations that are focused on improving patient retention in HIV care. in+care kicked off in October 2011 and has enrolled more than 700 individual HIV providers representing more than 500 provider organizations, including Ryan White grantees and subgrantees of all Parts funding. Based on the patients served by these HIV providers, the in+care Campaign has the power to reach more than 375,000 people living with HIV (best effort at de-duplication), which is more than 35% of the US HIV epidemic.

Wondering how you can take action based on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy? The in+care Campaign is a great place to start! It contains several activities to engage stakeholders from various backgrounds related to HIV care. Webinars, newsletters and website resources serve as a means of connecting these stakeholder groups and sharing information and strategies across the vast area of our country. Retention and viral suppression performance measures are submitted by participants every other month and are used to show the steady improvement in patient retention and viral suppression over time. Each Campaign participant is assigned a quality coach to help design, implement, and evaluate improvement strategies targeting opportunities to help achieve greater patient retention and viral suppression.Who doesn’t like free help? Visit for more information! Also, see the TARGET Center for a collection of 21 in+carewebcasts held over the past several years.

Since 2011, in+care staff has compiled a group of special reports based on submissions made to the in+careCampaign. Some of these reports compare performance between different types of providers in different settings and others catalogue the types of retention and viral suppression quality improvement strategies being implemented across the US in conjunction with the in+care Campaign. While the Campaign was not designed to identify which retention or viral suppression quality improvement strategies are most promising, it is a wonderful vehicle for sharing successes and disseminating evidence-based interventions throughout the national Ryan White provider community.

If you have any questions about this initiative or want to know how you can get involved, contact Michael Hager anytime at ! Add in+care Campaign services to your retention in care toolbox, and continue to refer to the AETC Engagement in Care Toolkit for additional resources.

Dining Out for Life is April 24th!

Dining out for life


Are you ready to make one meal matter? During Dining Out for life 2014, area restaurants will donate 25-100% of your bill to support The Damien Center and hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS right here in our community. 

Supporting the fight against AIDS is as easy as grabbing a bit to eat. 

The generosity of the restaurant participants coupled with your additional donation will make a very real difference in the lives of thousands of men, women, and children throughout the region living with HIV and AIDS.

Click here to See a List of Participating Restaurants

Women & AIDS Conference 20th Anniversary 1993 – 2013

Looking Back, Living Forward – HIV in our Community 
Please join the Women & AIDS Committee in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Women & AIDS Conference on December 5th 2013 in South Bend, Indiana as they “Look Back” and continue “Living Forward”.
The Women & AIDS Committee has held annual conferences which have hosted a variety of informational workshops and inspiring topics. These topics include the many issues of which the men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS are challenged with in everyday life such as HIV/AIDS in our schools, in our workforce, and in our communities. By working together on these and many other topics and issues, we can reduce the spread of HIV in our communities.

Thursday, December 5th 2013

9am – 3pm
Logan Center
2505 E Jefferson St.
South Bend, IN 46615
Conference Topics
Keynote Speaker
Mrs. Debra Stanley
(Imani Unidad)
Religion/AIDS 101
Education & Prevention
A Day in the Life
Resources in our Community
Lunch will be provided
*6 hours of HIV/AIDS Education Certificates will be given


For more information please contact:
Latorya Greene
Director of Prevention
AIDS Assist or North Indiana


All Registration must be made by Monday, December 3rd 2013

Individuals – $8 per person

Group of 5 or more – $7.00 per person

Please make all checks payable to

AIDS Assist of North Indiana (Women & AIDS Conference)

Moving and Groving

As a program of Eskenazi Health, the MATEC program will be moving to the new hospital campus. Our move date has been set for December 5th. In preparation for the move, the MATEC office will be closed the week of December 2nd. MATEC will have a new address and new phone numbers. Our new contact information will be released in a “Change of Address” e-mail as soon as the information is available to us.

In other news, the 2014 HIV/STD Conference is off to a great start! We are pleased to announce a new conference partner, the Center for the Center for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Research.  Under the leadership of Professors Gregory Zimet and Dennis Fortenberry of the Department of Pediatrics, the Center for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Research at IUPUI fosters cohesion and collaboration among investigators pursuing HPV-related research. This group of scholars represents a growing synergy between the disciplines of medicine, health marketing, psychology, and public health and capitalizes on IUPUI’s remarkable culture of collaborative and interdisciplinary research, establishing a world-class center for HPV research, research training, and research translation.  We are excited to have them as a partner.  We are also pleased to announce a few of the speakers and topics that we have confirmed for the 2014 conference:

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) – Toni Darville, MD

Pre-Conception Care HIV Infected Patients – Judy Levison, MD

Systemic Manifestations of Syphilis in HIV Patients – Charles Hicks, MD

Stigma – Joe Burrage, PhD, RN, FAAN

Transgender Issues – Kristin Keglovitz Baker, PA

Stay tuned for more information about the conference and our move!


Yours Truly,

MATEC Indiana

2014 HIV/STD Update Conference

MATEC is pleased to announce that we have a date for the 2014 HIV/STD Update Conference. This year’s conference is set for May 9, 2014 at the IUPUI Campus Center.

We would like to take this opportunity to share two important changes to our annual conference:

  1. There will be a small FEE to attend the 2014 conference. Early bird registrants will be asked to pay $20.00 and regular registrants will be asked to pay $25.00.
  2. On-site registration will be very different in 2014. Participants who register on-site will not receive conference materials, a ticket for lunch or be guaranteed a seat. On-site registration will const $30.00 and will not open until 8:30am. This will allow staff to focus on the needs of registered participants.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2014 HIV/STD Update Conference.

Yours Truly,

MATEC Indiana