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Webinar: Detecting Acute HIV Infection
January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Biomedical advances, such as antiretroviral therapy (ART), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), have made HIV a manageable condition for many people; it is even possible to imagine a world without HIV. To realize this vision, it is important to increase access to routine HIV testing and to assure that health care providers are up to date on the latest HIV testing guidelines, technologies, and the meaning of test results. Specifically, this webinar will increase the capacity of health care providers to identify acute HIV infection within the HIV testing context.
This webinar is intended for health care staff from all fields (medicine, social work, navigation) that work to prevent, diagnose, or treat patients living with HIV/AIDS. The objectives of the webinar are to:
- Describe the importance of diagnosing and managing acute HIV infection in improving clinical outcomes for people living with HIV and in reducing the risk of transmission
- List possible signs and symptoms of acute HIV infection
- Identify HIV testing technologies, including the HIV testing algorithm, which can enhance the diagnosis of acute HIV infection
- Name capacity building resources to support identification of acute HIV infections among their patients