HIV ECHO Didactic Recordings

Recent Didactic Recording

Aspects of Intravenous Drug Use and Decreasing Transmission of Communicable Diseases

Presented by: Crystal Walker, DMSc, PA-C

This session didactic described harm reduction in the settings of substance use and HIV. It lists at least three approaches to reducing risk and harm in individuals who inject drugs, and applies strategies and principles of risk and harm reduction in the setting of Texas.

Previous Didactic Recordings

Nutrition Counseling: Time to Re-Think Its Need?

This session didactic presented by Brian Rosemond focused on medical nutrition therapy as a Ran White HIV/AIDS (RWAP) program core medical service that is not limited to “wasting syndrome”. It discusses how psychosocial services is a RWAP service category that can be used for nutrition counseling that is provided by someone other an a Registered Dietician, and explains the importance of these therapies/services for people with HIV.

Influenza in People with HIV

This session didactic presented by Dr. Taylor, focused on HIV and influenza, and recognizes that people with HIV may be at higher risk of complications from influenza. It recognizes the common symptoms caused by influenza, and identifies strategies to reduce the risk of influenza in people with HIV.

Part 1: Prescribing PrEP with your organization: A guide to starting PrEP in a clinical setting

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Ruth Serrano, MD is the first session of our PrEP series focuses on increasing the understanding and adoption of PrEP and nPEP among local clinical service providers. It served to increase understanding of how to incorporate screening to individuals to assess risk of acquiring HIV, and increased understanding of patient assistance programs to alleviate cost barriers for PrEP.

Mpox and HIV: What have we learned?

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Susan McLellan discusses the epidemiologic factors associated with the global Mpox outbreak. It assess risk factors for severe disease in patients with Mpox, especially those with HIV, and lists available therapeutics and vaccines for Mpox.

Integrated Behavioral Health in Infectious Disease Care

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Elliot J. Lopez provides an overview of the IBH Model, and a scope of behavioral health practices within the IBH model. Dr. Lopez also provides a brief description of IBH integration within infectious diseases care.

ART Adherence

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Ruth Serrano helps identify patient and provider factors that potentially influence antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. It describes means to effectively assess patients adherence, and recognizes the importance of patient-centered approach to ART adherence. The presentation also describes to help improve ART adherence.

The Pharmacist’s Role in the Care of HIV Patients

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Emily Kirkpatrick and Dr. Amber Welborn describes the different roles pharmacists take on in the management of people with HIV. The presentation reviews literature supporting patient outcomes with pharmacists involvement in the care of patients with HIV, and discusses current pharmacist-driven services provided by UHS.

The Four Major Dimensions of Recovery: Health, Home, Purpose, and, Community

This 4 part HIV ECHO didactics presented by Joseph Hogan-Sanchez identifies opportunities where peer support can be beneficial, recognizes the importance of peer support to those at risk and living with HIV/AIDS. it describes the benefits of peer support to clients and colleagues.

Engagement with Refugees with HIV

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Ruth Serrano helps understand context and process for refugee and immigrant resettlement. It helps the audience understand HIV-related barriers to entry into third county for resettlement. The presentation discusses trends between established care groups living with HIV, and grasps cultural considerations in treating and ways to support refugee populations with HIV.

HIV Risk among Youth Experiencing Homelessness

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Diane Santa Maria identifies the prevalence of youth and young adults homelessness in the U.S. and Texas. It describes risk factors for youth homelessness and discusses sexual/reproductive health concerns related to experiencing homelessness. Lastly, it identifies interventions being conducted to prevent HIV among youth experiencing homelessness.

Ending the HIV Epidemic

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Barbara Taylor defines “status neutral”. It helps us understand the role of primary care clinicians in identifying new HIV diagnosis and preventing new HIV diagnosis. This presentation also reviews Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and DHHS Guidelines on “what to start” and when.

Secondary Prevention of Viral Hepatitis and Treatment as Prevention

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Dora Martinez describes how to identify secondary prevention interventions for people with HCV. It discusses viral suppression impact on the transmission of both HCV and HIV, and discusses the concept of “treatment as prevention”. The presentation also highlights partner testing and treatment, as well as reviews partner notification requirements.

Eliminating HCV in People Living with HIV

This HIV ECHO didactic presented by Dr. Jeffrey Weiss describes how HIV co-infection impacts the approach to treating persons with chronic HCV infection. It names strategies to increase HCV treatment initiation among persons with HIV/HCV, and recognizes barriers to treatment for co-infected patients.

Rapport Skills and Techniques

Presented by Dr. Alex Young, this HIV ECHO didactic describes basics on rapport building. It discusses specific techniques to assist and connect with patients who have chronic illness, and provides guidance on developing ideas for a self evaluation plan to improve patient interactions.

Long Acting Injectables Cabotegravir for PrEP

Presented by Dr. Barbara Taylor, this HIV ECHO didactic describes pertinent pharmacology of the novel PrEP medication Cabotegravir. It also recognizes available clinical trail data on this medication.

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Treatment Guidelines for ART – Naïve Patients

Presented by Dr. Ruth Serrano MD, the didactic lists preferred regimens for treatment naive patients. It lists baseline labs that should be ordered prior treatment initiation, and recognizes the pros/cons of each of the recommended regimens.

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Preventing HIV in LGBTQ Populations

Presented by Dr. Aliza Norwood MD, AAHIVS, this didactic reviews the differences between gender identity, attraction, sex, and expression. It reviews factors that impact the HIV care continuum specific to transgender individuals, and discuses the impact of gender-affirming care on HIV prevention and treatment.

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Prevention of HCV among PHW: Risk Behavior Harm Reduction

Presented by Martha Patricia Rodriguez MPAS, PA-C,  this didactic discusses the differences between HIV and HCV viability. The didactic describes harm reduction education for people who inject drugs (PWID) and persons who use intranasal drugs. It also describes harm reduction education regarding sexual behaviors, body art procedures and transgender persons

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Bipolar Disorder and HIV

Presented by Dr. Alex Young PsyD, this didactic aims for people to learn about Bipolar and its related disorders. The goal is to develop an understanding of what risks individuals with both HIV and Bipolar disorder face, and an understanding of how to help an individual that has Bipolar disorder with HIV.

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