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CDC Releases the 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report. This report offers state-level (and D.C.) baseline information on six HIV prevention and care indicators and the 2015 national goals for these indicators. The report’s six indicators capture outcomes across the HIV continuum of care and reflect goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Healthy People 2020, and CDC’s HIV prevention strategic plan. Achieving the 2015 national goals will lead to reduced HIV transmission and better health for people living with HIV infection. This report provides an opportunity to reflect on states’ individual progress and on progress between states, on national estimates, and on 2015 goals. To reach the 2015 national goals, accelerated progress is needed both nationally and locally. Page 54 of this report (see link below) highlights Indiana’s status on HIV care and Prevention objectives. See complete report for more information.

Indiana Progress Report 2014 PDF

Save the Date! 2015 HIV/STD Update!

2015 HIV/STD Update:
Advances in Care & Prevention
Friday, May 15, 2015
IUPUI Campus Center
420 University Boulevard, 4th floor
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

The 2015 HIV/STD Update is a collaboration of the Indiana University School of Medicine – Infectious Diseases Division, the Marion County Public Health Department’s Bell Flower Clinic, the IUPUI Center for HPV Research, the New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC) Indiana – a program of Eskenazi Health.

This conference provides a forum for healthcare professionals to learn about and discuss the management of HIV disease and sexually transmitted diseases, focusing on Advances in Care and Prevention.

Course Description:

The 2015 HIV/STD Update: Advances in Care is a daylong conference that brings nationally and locally recognized experts to discuss the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and STDs. This year’s conference will focus on new scientific knowledge and will offer opportunities for statewide networking. The overarching goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to provide an opportunity for healthcare providers to dialogue and share past successes, common concerns, and hopes for the future.

Target Audience:

Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Mental Health Providers, Substance Abuse Professionals, Disease Intervention Specialists, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Public Health Professionals.

Mark your calendars for May 15, 2015. More information and registration to come in the next several months.

Congrats to our Graduating Scholar!

MATEC is pleased to announce that our Scholar, Randall McDavid, is now a Graduate of the Clinician Scholars Program!  Randall was honored at the Scholars Graduation on Friday, September 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  Randall has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing quality HIV care in his community. Over the past 12 months, he has participated in 22 programs and completed 66.25 hours of training. Randall has demonstrated an enthusiasm and work ethic that is admirable, contagious, and inspiring for those at MATEC Indiana as well as the various practice locations where he works. He receives high accolades from all at MATEC who have worked with him during his past year as one of our outstanding scholars. Please join MATEC in congratulating Randall!

If you are interested in learning more about he Clinician Scholars Program please follow this link — Clinician Scholars Program