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A complimentary accredited Webinar:
HIV Trends, Guideline Recommendations, and the Evolution of Rapid HIV Screening Tests
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
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This webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications and
sponsored by Fisher HealthCare and Alere
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Fisher HealthCare presents a complimentary, P.A.C.E.® accredited webinar focusing on HIV screening, methodologies, and current CDC and HRSA guidelines for HIV testing, screening, and analysis.
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 14 percent of people infected with HIV in the United States - more than 168,000 people1 - are unaware of their infection. Of the estimated 50,000 new HIV infections each year, thousands are transmitted by people who do not know that they are HIV-positive.2,3
 
With the successful introduction of antiviral drugs, HIV screening and testing has become a cornerstone for prevention and treatment. For those who test positive, it opens the door to life-saving treatment and reduces the transmission of HIV to others. And for those who test negative, they can take preventative measures to ensure they remain negative.
 
Through the years, HIV screening tests have improved in performance and ease of use but not all HIV tests are equal. The CDC in 2014 updated their recommendations on HIV testing to include screening with a 4th generation lab test. This webinar will review the evolution of HIV screening tests, identify differences in HIV testing methodologies, review current CDC and HRSA guidelines for HIV testing, screening, and analysis, and develop strategies within one’s own institution to increase screening for HIV.


1 CDC. Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data - United States and 6 U.S. dependent areas - 2012. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2014;19(No. 3). Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports. Published November 2014. (Accessed November 25, 2014).
2 CDC. Estimated HIV incidence among adults and adolescents in the United States, 2007-2010. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2012;17(No. 4). Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/reports/ttsupplemental. Published December 2012.
3 Hall HI, Holtgrave DR, and Maulsby C. HIV transmission rates from persons living with HIV who are aware and unaware of their infection. AIDS 2012;26(7):893-96.
 
This webinar will:
  • Review current CDC and HRSA guidelines for HIV testing/screening/analysis and importance of early detection
  • Determine the patient population that can benefit from rapid point-of-care testing for HIV antigen/antibody
  • Develop strategies within one’s own institution to increase screening for HIV
  • Apply current guidelines and best practices to improve the care of patients who are HIV positive and HIV negative
   
 
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The presenter
  Neil Anderson Headshot Neil W. Anderson, MD
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology,
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Anderson completed his training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by a fellowship in clinical microbiology at Mayo Clinic.  He currently is an assistant professor at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine and is the assistant medical director of clinical microbiology at Barnes Jewish Hospital.  His areas of academic pursuit include the serologic and molecular testing for infectious diseases, with a particular focus on HIV testing. 
 
  Continuing education credit:
  • 1 P.A.C.E.® credit-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level program.
    Whitehat Communications is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
  • This session is approved for 1 Florida Laboratory CE credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel approved number: 50-12563
     
 
This webinar is sponsored by Fisher HealthCare and Alere
 
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