West Virginia HIV Academic Mentoring Partnership

On March 5, 2020, the West Virginia Hepatitis Academic Mentoring Partnership (WVHAMP) held its first training in Bluefield, WV. Since then, ably supported by the West Virginia Rural Health Association, we have held quarterly full-day trainings, providing primary care and addiction care providers with ongoing guidance to manage West Virginians with hepatitis C from diagnosis to cure. To date, WVHAMP Scholars have a 98+% cure rate, comparable to the 95-99% rate expected of specialists.

As our state now has “the most worrisome HIV outbreak in the US” according to the CDC, we are now offering PCPs the knowledge and guidance to diagnose and treat HIV.

Learning Objectives for WV HIVAMP

  • Describe how HIV causes clinical illness
  • List the risks for acquiring HIV
  • Explain how to diagnose HIV
  • Identify who should be screened for HIV infection
  • Describe the opt out approach to screening
  • Identify the symptoms of acute HIV
  • Describe the association of the CD4+ cell count with the risk for specific illnesses
  • Identify when initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended for patients with HIV
  • List the preferred ART regimens for treatment-naive patients and characteristics of each
  • Describe how HIV treatment is monitored
  • Explain why it is recommended to monitor for drug toxicity and check for drug-drug interactions when using ART with other medications
  • Identify key drug-drug interactions with the US Public Health Service guidelines preferred initial HIV treatments

WV HIVAMP Training Dates

These sessions will be held on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. HIVAMP will share evening case-based webinar sessions with WVHAMP.

Dates for WV HIVAMP Training

September 17, 2024
December 10, 2024

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