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A free virtual educational event

Caraconference 2020

HIV: Now + Next

September 21–25, 2020

The science of HIV is constantly evolving. Caraconference 2020—HIV: Now + Next, took a close look at the ever-changing reality of HIV today and the innovative practices and interventions that will shape the future of the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

Watch the sessions and follow along with the Powerpoint slides below. Find the speaker bios in our conference program.
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Building an Effective Ending the HIV Epidemic Plan

Nationally a major effort is being undertaken to get to zero new HIV infections in the United States. As part of this effort, jurisdictions need to develop a community based approach and strategy. This webinar presented by Sara Semelka, Special Projects Manager, AIDS Foundation Chicago, discusses aspects of planning and community engagement employed in Chicago to develop their comprehensive community driven Ending the HIV Epidemic plan.

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HIV Continuum of Care Best Practices

Many cities around the Untied States have an AIDS Service Organization (ASO), but this webinar discusses the unique multidisciplinary and integrated approach of Caracole’s care, housing, and prevention teams. Adam Reilly, Caracole Prevention Manager, moderates how Caracole’s approach leads to better community and client engagement, better health outcomes, and the challenges faced. Featuring:

  • Rob Goeller, LSW, Harm Reduction Services Coordinator, Caracole
  • Jenna Leisure, LSW, Case Manager, Caracole
  • Matt Parker, Site-based Housing Manager, Caracole
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Practical Guide to Managing PrEP in Primary Care

PrEP is one of our biggest opportunities to end the HIV epidemic and this webinar seeks to take the mystery out of PrEP care for providers. Learn best practices for prescribing PrEP and providing on-going PrEP care from Ann K. Avery, MD, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University and Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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The Changing Landscape of Harm Reduction Outreach

Often people who use drugs are thought to be in urban areas, but this webinar with Tasha Turner-Bicknell, DNP, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, quickly dispels that myth. Learn about best practices related to harm reduction and outreach in rural areas and how best to engage those communities.

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Correctional HIV Prevention and Innovative Programming

Due to several factors including the criminalization of HIV innovative approaches are needed to address the needs of people living with HIV in incarcerated settings. Learn about one innovative intervention being used and developed in Indiana with great success stories.

  • John P. Cocco, MSW, LCSW, Director of Reentry Services, Step Up Indiana
  • Abby Abram, MPH, Peer Education Program Project Coordinator, Step Up Indiana

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Racism as a Public Health Crisis

A diverse panel of experts representing government, social services, health care and the arts frankly discuss their experiences and why racism is a public health crisis. Learn about the urgent need for action and change and what efforts are underway locally. This revealing discussion will leave you energized and ready to affect change and possibly get into “good trouble.” Caracole Health Educator Ta’von Hall moderates a panel discussion with:

  • Jayvon Howard, Engaging Men Coordinator, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
  • Darnell Benjamin, Black Lives Matter Organizer and Activist
  • Hamilton County, Ohio Commissioner Victoria Parks

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Adam Reilly
Adam Reilly
Education, Outreach and Testing Manager

Please contact our conference organizer Adam Reilly at [email protected].

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