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IAPAC Releases 2015 Guidelines for Optimizing the HIV Care Continuum for Adults and Adolescents
 

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IAPAC’s President/CEO commemorates his 19th anniversary with the association in an interview with Future Virology that touches on the need for decisive targets, ending AIDS as a public health threat, and Fast-Track Cities. Click here to read the interview.

IAPAC launched the Fast-Track Cities global web portal and five city dashboards – Amsterdam, Denver, Kyiv, Paris, and San Francisco – at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa. The web-based monitoring and evaluation platforms allow participating cities to monitor and report progress against 90-90-90 and zero stigma and discrimination targets. Click here to read the launch press release, or here to access the web portal and city dashboards. You may also click here to access an animated video that navigates through the web portal and a city dashboard, highlighting the wealth of data and information that are mapped and visualized.

More than 30 Mayors from Fast-Track Cities around the world met June 6, 2016, in New York City to review progress and discuss next steps in attaining the UN 90-90-90 and zero discrimination targets. IAPAC previewed four Fast-Track Cities dashboards at the meeting – Amsterdam, Denver, Paris, and San Francisco. Click here to view the Cities Ending the AIDS Epidemic report released at the meeting.

IAPAC and ViiV Healthcare announced a collaboration to assist 16 Fast-Track Cities around the world with generating and reporting their HIV care continua data as they advance efforts locally to attain the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020. Click here to view the May 30, 2016, press releaseor here to access an infographic regarding the collaboration.

An editorial authored by IAPAC and Global Commission on Drug Policy representatives and released on the eve of the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem calls for UN member-states to take into account the heavy toll people who use drugs and those living with HIV pay due to discriminatory drug policies as they deliberate April 19-21, 2016. Click here to access a pre-print of the editorial.

An IAPAC-led research team analyzed spending on HIV care and treatment in 38 high HIV burden low- and middle-income countries; the results of their study were released on World AIDS Day 2015 (December 1, 2015) in advance of their January/February 2016 publication in JIAPAC. Click here to access the JIAPAC paper or here to access an IAPAC press release regarding the study’s results.

On the 1-year anniversary of the Fast-Track Cities Initiative (1 December 2015), IAPAC’s President/CEO reflects on a year’s worth of momentum as Fast-Track Cities lead and IAPAC, UNAIDS, UN-Habitat, and the City of Paris support efforts to attain 90-90-90 and zero discrimination and stigma targets. Click here to access IAPAC’s Fast-Track Cities 1-year anniversary statement.

The White House, in partnership with IAPAC and other US stakeholders, convened a one-day meeting on November 3, 2015, to identify ways of leveraging the recently updated US National HIV/AIDS Strategy in US Fast-Track Cities. Click here to access the meeting report.

The new IAPAC Guidelines for Optimizing the HIV Care Continuum for Adults and Adolescents feature 36 evidence-based recommendations - including ‘test and start’ - meant to optimize the HIV care continuum and support the global attainment of the UN 90-90-90 Targets. Click here to view the September 30, 2015, press release or here to access the recommendations summary table.

 

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Conferences & Workshops

Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals
October 13-14, 2016 • Geneva

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European HIV Nursing Conference

November 18-19, 2016 • Barcelona

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Adherence 2017 Adherence 2017
June 4-6, 2017 • Miami

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2016 International Conference on Viral Hepatitis

March 14-15, 2016 • San Francisco

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myHIVclinic.org

myHIVclinic is a multilanguage web portal curated by HIV-treating clinicians to provide clinically relevant, practical information and tools from across medical disciplines in one accessible “virtual learning clinic” &endash; both in specialized and primary care settings. Click here to access the English-, French-, Russian-, or Spanish-language version of myHIVclinic.org.

 
AIDSInfoNet

AIDSInfoNet provides HIV treatment information for people living with HIV and their care providers in the form of single-topic fact sheets. The fact sheet language is non-technical. Topics include both conventional and complementary therapies for HIV. Click here to access AIDSInfoNet.org.

IAPAC African Regional Capacity-Building Hub

The IAPAC African Regional Capacity-Building Hub is strengthening clinician capacity to manage HBV, HCV, and HIV in 16 sub-Saharan African countries. Click here to access the HBV, HCV, or HIV training manuals.


without-exception.org

Establishing an HIV diagnosis is the first critical step in the care continuum, without which HIV-positive individuals are not linked to care and placed on treatment to achieve viral suppression. Increasing HIV testing rates is therefore a public health imperative. Without Exception is a web portal focused on promoting best practices in HIV testing. Click here to access WithoutException.org.


 
FAST-TRACK CITIES

Fast-TrackCities.org is the global web portal for an initiative that is supporting high HIV burden cities around the world to attain the United Nations 90-90-90 targets. City dashboards plug into the web portal, allowing Fast-Track Cities to report progress against the initiative’s targets through data mapping and visualizations. Click here to access the web portal and city dashboards.


 
HIV POLICY WATCH

Global guidance around HIV treatment now recommends the initiation of HIV treatment immediately following diagnosis, irrespective of CD4 count. HIV Policy Watch is a global web portal tracking country progress in adopting test-and-treat clinical management guidance for HIV disease. Click here to access HIVPolicyWatch.org.


 
HIV 90-90-90 WATCH

The global HIV community has embraced 90-90-90 as decisive targets that, if attained, can contribute toward the goal of controlling the HIV epidemic. HIV 90-90-90 Watch monitors HIV care continuum data to extrapolate and report country-level 90-90-90 data. Click here to access HIV90-90-90watch.org.
 


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ATLIS Survey

Results from the landmark AIDS Treatment for Life International Survey (ATLIS), a multi-country survey of more than 2,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in 15 countries, were presented by IAPAC at the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna, Austria.

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OPTIMIZING HIV TREATMENT

CME-/CE-Accredited Online Activity

IAPAC’s Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals summits offer context for global efforts to scale-up use of treatment as prevention (TasP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) within the context of optimized HIV care continua.

Click here to access a CME-accredited activity based on the last two summits.

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JIAPAC

The Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) is a bimonthly peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed clinical journal that presents original research, case reviews, and clinical perspectives on the management of HIV and its comorbid conditions, including viral hepatitis.

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IAPAC, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and the International Association for the Study of the Liver (IASL), developed a train-the-trainer manual on managing hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to access the HBV training manual.

IAPAC, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and the International Association for the Study of the Liver (IASL), developed a train-the-trainer manual on managing hepatitis C virus (HBV) infection in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to access the HCV training manual.

IAPAC, in partnership with Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, developed a train-the-trainer manual on managing HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to access the HIV training manual.

IAPAC, in partnership with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), developed Optimizing Entry Into and Retention in HIV Care and ART Adherence for PLWHA, a program designed to train and certify peer educators in the United States. Click here to download a copy of the train-the-trainer manual.

The Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care to Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Latin America and the Caribbean is a guide for implementing MSM-oriented health promotion and care activities. Click here to download an English- or Spanish-language copy of the blueprint.

The Blueprint to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and STI/HIV Prevention Needs of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is a guide for addressing health care challenges faced by this at-risk population. Click here to download a copy of the blueprint.

The Peer Education Trainer’s Manual is a guide for increasing the knowledge and skills of HIV-positive adolescents and young adults to live emotionally, physically, and sexually healthy lives. Click here to download a PDF copy of the manual.

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