Arizona AETC is the only organization in the state that provides clinical training on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Because of this, Arizona AETC PrEP trainings are in high demand. Since July 2016, AETC has conducted 12 PrEP trainings for over 334 health professionals. The PrEP trainings were conducted in a variety of settings including community health centers, private primary care offices, university campus health clinics, health departments, Planned Parenthood, and large regional clinical update trainings. [Read more…] about Pacific AETC Local Partner, Arizona AETC: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
New England AETC Rhode Island Regional Partner (RI RP): The Miriam Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
RI RP reached out to clinics that provide healthcare services to minority populations. Technical assistance (TA) encounters with Clinica Esperanza and the RI Free Clinic on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV/STD testing increased provider knowledge and opened a dialogue about strengthening the referral process to the Miriam Hospital Immunology center to better track newly diagnosed patients. Changes were made to the Miriam Hospital STD Clinic’s intake form to document patient referrals. RI RP provided PrEP information sheets to increase provider knowledge and encourage PrEP prescriptions for patients at higher risk for HIV. In addition, RI RP conducted PrEP education at the RI Adult Correctional Institute and provided clinical consultation to the Department of Correction’s medical director. Future initiatives are planned to implement PrEP referral and navigation programs for persons engaged in the criminal justice system.