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News and Updates in HIV/AIDS

Register Today for the LGBTQ Health Care Update on March 22nd and 23rd

This two-day conference, sponsored by the Indiana University School of Medicine Diversity Affairs is designed for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers, and other allied health providers to help them understand the unique health considerations and barriers to health care in the transgender and LGBTQ populations.

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Take the PrEP Summit Interest Survey

In early November, MATEC Indiana convened a meeting with a sampling of Indiana’s largest PrEP providers and HIV services funding partners to learn more about the provision of PrEP across Indiana and future plans to promote and support PrEP expansion.

As a result of this meeting, MATEC indiana would like to identify clinics (clinicians and administrators) that are interested in participating in a two-day PrEP Summit.

The Summit is designed to prepare participants to:

  1.  Discuss local HIV epidemiology, data on PrEP uptake, and recent evidence on the effectiveness and safety of PrEP.
  2. Describe several PrEP implementation models guided by experiences of Indiana providers.
  3. Identify key systems-level challenges to PrEP scale up, including financing and population-specific concerns about PrEP, that should be addressed by local programs to ensure equitable access.
  4. Develop organization-specific PrEP implementation action plans (short and long term).
  5. Build skills to navigate clients successfully to PrEP, including linkage to clinical providers and securing available benefits to pay for medication and associated services.

We ask clinics that are interested in participating in a Summit to take a few minutes to complete a short survey using the link below:

PrEP Summit Interest Survey

 

The survey will be open through Friday, December 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Fogleman, Programming Coordinator for MATEC Indiana, at rfoglema@iu.edu or (317) 880-3517.

FDA Approved Changes to the Sustiva Label

Source: Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center
Published October 12, 2017

On October 12, 2017 the FDA approved changed to the Sustiva (efavirenz) package insert to:

  • Update information on hepatotoxicity in DOSAGE and ADMINISTRATION, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS and Patient Information sections.
  • Update CONTRAINDICATIONS and Patient Information sections with drug-drug interaction information on elbasvir and grazoprevir.
  • Update DRUG INTERACTIONS, Table 5 with information about hepatitis C antiviral agents

Click here to view announcement with more details (PDF).

Updated: Upcoming Events for World AIDS Day around December 1, 2017

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, and the first one was held in 1988.

Below is information about local events commemorating World AIDS Day. Click here for more information and the most updated list of events.

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AIDS Memorial Quilt Display at IU Bloomington

Between November 14-16, 2017, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the Indiana Memorial Union in Alumni Hall at Indiana University (900 East 7th Street, Bloomington). This event commemorates the lies lost to AIDS by featuring panels created by friends, partners, and family members in remembrance of their loved ones.

The display will be available from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM each day. For more information about the display, contact Jill Stowers, Clinical Lead Manager with positive Link at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, at jstowers@iuhealth.org or (812) 353-3250.