AIDSVu offers a variety of ready-made materials and data sets to help illustrate the impact of HIV in the United States. This report presents the state of HIV/AIDS in the United States using 2012 data.
The objectives of this presentation are to outline the history of HIV testing, describe the limitations of the first testing methods that were produced for the detection of HIV, discuss the need for an updated algorithm, and identify the new objectives in the current algorithm and describe the test methods involved.
The objectives of this presentation are to discuss the statistics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American community; the historic context of the African American relationship with the health care and scientific community; the socioeconomic and political issues that plague the African American community; how stereotypes in the media affect the general mental, physical, and emotional health of those in the African American community; and discuss the possible solutions and strategies to help improve the state of African American health and reduce transmission of HIV.
This training toolkit is intended to focus on building the capacity of health care workers at the primary and secondary level to address and manage TB in children through the objectives of: 1) increasing the detection of TB in children with TB in the community, 2) improving the management of children with TB, 3) increase implementation of child contact screening and preventative therapy, and 4) provide accurate data on childhood TB for better monitoring and evaluation.
2016 is the first year of implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda, both of which include the aim of ending the TB epidemic. To support the work ahead, the World Health Organization’s Global TB Programme has developed operational guidance, The Essentials, for effective adaptation and implementation of the new Strategy. The Essentials provides in-depth explanations of the vision, goal, targets, and milestones of the End TB Strategy, as well as key indicators to measure progress.
Key messages of this presentation include 1) eliminating TB in the U.S. requires expanding testing and treatment of LTBI; 2) the CDC and USPSTF recommend testing populations that are at increased risk for TB infection; and 3) clinicians, health care agencies, and community organizations, especially those serving at-risk populations, have a critical role in TB elimination.