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The HIV/AIDS group within the NPIN Community is a space dedicated to helping public health professionals interact, share, and learn from each other. The community offers an online home for HIV/AIDS-related discussions, resources, expert opinions, and editorials as well as training and networking opportunities.

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New Findings from CDC Presented at the International AIDS Conference

CDC’s Dr. Laura Kann presented an abstract titled “Why the Disparities? The First National Look at HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Gay/Bisexual Male HS Students, United States 2015” at this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The findings suggest there are no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among U.S. male students in ninth through 12th grades who identify as heterosexual, gay, or bisexual. Still, young gay and bisexual males are at much higher risk for HIV because their sex partners are more likely to be infected with HIV.

Implementing a checklist of security processes

Hello,

As part of our STD AAPPS grant, we have been asked to implement a checklist of processes for insuring confidentiality and security for data to be in place as recommended in the NCHHSTP Guidance. I see on page 45 of the guidance there is a Periodic Assessment Checklist. I'm not sure if we should develop our own based on this or if other jurisdictions have a similar "checklist" of processes already in place.

Thanks!

Alex Goode

alexandra.goode@maryland.gov

National HIV Testing Day Resources for Local Programs

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is just around the corner on June 27th, and there are a number of resources on the NPIN National HIV Testing Day site for planning and promoting local events:
•    Register your NHTD event to promote and drive more people to your testing and educational programs.
•    Download customizable NHTD posters to publicize NHTD and your community events. Posters are available in English and Spanish.

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): Webinar 6/20

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): 
Massachusetts and California Experiences    

This presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts’s and California’s efforts to improve confidentiality protections for EOB forms. Massachusetts will present current policy recommendations and advocacy efforts, while California will discuss the Confidential Health Information Act, which took effect on January 1, 2015. Presenters will give an update on activities to monitor and support the law’s implementation.

IVDU/HIV/HCV vulnerability assessment

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Hello,

I'm looking for the IVDU/HIV/HCV vulnerability assessment that came about as a result of the IVDU-driven HIV outbreak in Indiana.  MDH is considering creating an addendum for an outbreak response plan in that could include factors such as IVDU and HCV.

Please contact Jan Scott (jls5@cdc.gov or jan.scott@state.mn.us).

Thank you.

Sharing Surveillance Data -Texas

Texas is interested in learning more about HIV/STD laws, policies/procedures that may be in place regarding data sharing for the following reasons:

1-When is patient consent required for release of data for continuity of care?  (For example, if a provider calls and wants to know about testing/treatment history of a patient before treating him/her for syphilis or wants to know medication history/VL/CD4 history prior to staring a new patient on HIV medication or if a patient has not kept a HIV medical appointment, what information could be shared?)

New Findings from CDC Presented at the International AIDS Conference

CDC’s Dr. Laura Kann presented an abstract titled “Why the Disparities? The First National Look at HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Gay/Bisexual Male HS Students, United States 2015” at this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The findings suggest there are no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among U.S. male students in ninth through 12th grades who identify as heterosexual, gay, or bisexual. Still, young gay and bisexual males are at much higher risk for HIV because their sex partners are more likely to be infected with HIV.

Implementing a checklist of security processes

Hello,

As part of our STD AAPPS grant, we have been asked to implement a checklist of processes for insuring confidentiality and security for data to be in place as recommended in the NCHHSTP Guidance. I see on page 45 of the guidance there is a Periodic Assessment Checklist. I'm not sure if we should develop our own based on this or if other jurisdictions have a similar "checklist" of processes already in place.

Thanks!

Alex Goode

alexandra.goode@maryland.gov

IVDU/HIV/HCV vulnerability assessment

jan scott's picture

Hello,

I'm looking for the IVDU/HIV/HCV vulnerability assessment that came about as a result of the IVDU-driven HIV outbreak in Indiana.  MDH is considering creating an addendum for an outbreak response plan in that could include factors such as IVDU and HCV.

Please contact Jan Scott (jls5@cdc.gov or jan.scott@state.mn.us).

Thank you.

Sharing Surveillance Data -Texas

Texas is interested in learning more about HIV/STD laws, policies/procedures that may be in place regarding data sharing for the following reasons:

1-When is patient consent required for release of data for continuity of care?  (For example, if a provider calls and wants to know about testing/treatment history of a patient before treating him/her for syphilis or wants to know medication history/VL/CD4 history prior to staring a new patient on HIV medication or if a patient has not kept a HIV medical appointment, what information could be shared?)

Data Visualization tools?

Does anyone use the CDC Atlas tool for data and maps about HIV, TB, STDs, or Hepatitis? What have been your experiences with it? What similar tools have you used?

We are interested to hear about how some of you in the community may have used it in your work or what you think could be improved. Leave a comment or email elong@danya.com with your feedback.

National HIV Testing Day Resources for Local Programs

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is just around the corner on June 27th, and there are a number of resources on the NPIN National HIV Testing Day site for planning and promoting local events:
•    Register your NHTD event to promote and drive more people to your testing and educational programs.
•    Download customizable NHTD posters to publicize NHTD and your community events. Posters are available in English and Spanish.

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): Webinar 6/20

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): 
Massachusetts and California Experiences    

This presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts’s and California’s efforts to improve confidentiality protections for EOB forms. Massachusetts will present current policy recommendations and advocacy efforts, while California will discuss the Confidential Health Information Act, which took effect on January 1, 2015. Presenters will give an update on activities to monitor and support the law’s implementation.

STI, Hepatitis B/C, and HIV Screening Recommendations for Pregnant Women

Shared by Illinois Department of Public Health

  • A screening guide was created for medical providers responsible for the care of pregnant women based upon CDC recommendations for screening and treating pregnant women.
  • This was sent to members of the Illinois chapter of American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, members of Illinois State medical Society, and members of Illinois Primary Health Care Association through their associations. This guide was also shared with Local Health Departments to distribute to physicians.

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