Free 1-hour webinar to be held on Friday, December 2nd at 11:00 AM ET, conducted by Columbia University. This webinar is open to agencies currently implementing Connect and those who are interested in implementing the new ConnectHIP or couples-based HIV prevention. More details on the webinar are attached. The link to the webinar is included in underneath the announcement below. Simply click on the “Link to Live Webinar” to join. Note, this webinar has limited spaces available.
If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on ConnectHIP http://sig.columbia.edu/2016/10/17/national-implementation-high-impact-couples-based-hiv-prevention/
National Implementation of High Impact Couples-Based HIV Prevention and Treatment Adherence: ConnectHIP for Diverse Couples including MSM, Transgender and HIV Discordant
Free webinar produced in partnership with The Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Columbia University, School of Social Work SIG, and DHL Danya.
Description: This free webinar will present recent research findings on couples-based HIV prevention and retention in care in the US and focus on the ConnectHIP (High Impact Prevention) Intervention, an innovative, 3-session, couple-based intervention tailored to target the intersection of sexual risk behavior and substance use among racial/ethnic and sexual minorities, with the ultimate goal of providing an evidence-based HIV/STI prevention intervention that can be delivered in a variety of settings.
In the absence of a vaccine or cure for HIV infection, behavioral risk reduction and treatment adherence (HIV Testing Together, initiation of pre-exposure prophylaxis [PrEP] or post- exposure [PEP] for HIV negative persons or anti-retroviral treatment [ART] adherence for HIV positive persons) represents the best public health tools for prevention of HIV transmission. The Social Intervention Group (SIG) at the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with DHL Danya Inc. adapted and is disseminating ConnectHIP, for African American men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender, HIV discordant and substance using couples. This webinar will introduce ConnectHIP with new content and high definition video models of up-to-date biomedical HIV and other STI prevention options, care linkages and adherence strategies along with cognitive- behavioral skills for couples at highest risk for HIV. This seminar will also discuss organizational strategies for implementing ConnectHIP.
Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand the current evidence-base of for couples-based HIV/STI prevention in the US;
- Understanding intersecting factors that impact risk and resiliency of sexual and racial minorities;
- Identify and describe core components of ConnectHIP; and
- Identify structural and organizational factors that may facilitate or impede the implementation of ConnectHIP and the resources to support implementation.
Moderated by: Alexandra Johnson | Program Manager | DLH Danya.
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