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National Center for Innovation in HIV Care

AIDS United announces a core partnership with AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) under the Fenway Institute in the launch of the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care. The partnership, funded through a HRSA/HAB cooperative agreement, brings together national experts for training and technical assistance for Ryan White-funded AIDS service organizations and community-based organizations to help them navigate the changing health care landscape. This helps organizations develop strategies to improve operational effectiveness, and implement best practices to optimize outcomes along the continuum of HIV care.
The National Center offers training via live and on-demand webinars and interactive learning collaboratives that focus on: 1) Improving organizational sustainability and 2) Improving care along the HIV continuum.
Upcoming webinar topics include:

  • Understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Ryan White-funded HIV care,
  • Evaluating how your organization addresses the HIV continuum of care
  • Models for formal affiliation with health care organizations
  • Restructuring organizations for a changing landscape
  • Developing new service lines, including pharmacy services in your organization
  • Adding billable mental health and substance use services
  • Business planning for ASOs and CBOs
  • How ASOs and CBOs can contract for non-HIV services with hospitals
  • Social entrepreneurship for revenue diversification.

Click here to learn more about upcoming programs, including webinars and continuing education opportunities.

To sign up to be on the distribution list for webinars, issue briefs and tool kits, or to request technical assistance, please email: nationalhivcenter@fenwayhealth.org.

Clinical Trial Opportunities for Patients with HIV Infection

The Division of Infectious Diseases at the Indiana University School of Medicine has conducted clinical trials and research to improve the health and well-being of Indiana adults and adolescents with a variety of infections for over 30 years. They have performed studies in the areas of HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections (herpes, human papillomavirus, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia), and sexual behavioral medicine.

Indiana University Infectious Diseases Research (IUIDR) is a research group for the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Indiana University School of Medicine. Our group also includes physicians from the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology who study infections.

Here are a few examples of the opportunities available to patients right now:

  1. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial Assessing Two Doses of N-Acetylcysteine on Changes in Oxidative Stress and Endothelial Function in HIV-infected Older Adults Receiving Stable Antiretroviral Therapy (CECARE NAC).
  2. A Phase III Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Active Comparator-Controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Reformulated Raltegravir 1200 mg Once Daily Versus Raltegravir 400 mg Twice Daily, Each in Combination With TRUVADA™, in Treatment-Naïve HIV-1 Infected Subjects. Merck-MK-0518-292, Samir Gupta, PI.
  3. A Phase IIIb, randomized, open-label study of the safety and efficacy of dolutegravir/abacavir/lamuvidine once daily compared to atazanavir and ritonavir plus tenofovir/emtricitabine once daily in HIV-1 infected antiretroviral therapy naïve women (Protocol #117172),” GlaxoSmithKline, Kenneth H. Fife, PI.
  4. “A Phase IIIb, randomized, open-label study of the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of switching to a fixed-dose combination of abacavir/dolutegravir/ lamivudine from current antiretroviral regimen compared with continuation of the current antiretroviral regimen in HIV-1 infected adults who are virologically suppressed (Protocol #201147)”, GlaxoSmithKline, Kenneth H. Fife, PI

Contact information for the Research Team:

For more information, please visit their website: http://medicine.iupui.edu/infdresearch/