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WEBINAR | Structuring HIV Care for Mobile HIV Patients


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DATE RECORDED: February 11, 2015

PRESENTED BY: Deliana Garcia, MA

Continuing Education Credit

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Webinar Description

HIV care is changing both in terms of advancements in care and complications in the delivery systems. Meeting the needs of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS can be difficult for a standing population. Overlay those difficulties with the obstacles created by migration or authorization status and the possibility for confusion increased tremendously. This session will discuss some of the impediments to HIV care experienced by migrants living with HIV/AIDS. It will seek to provide options to address the barriers and support those attempting to provide quality health care to migrants and other mobile poor populations.

Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will explore the public health history of HIV/AIDS which began with a primary focus on spread of disease to an emphasis on testing, treatment and continuity of care. 
  2. Participants will survey the obstacles created by migration or the legal status of patients and potential solutions to these challenges.
  3. Participants will investigate the impact of the Affordable Care Act on existing HIV/AIDS services and discuss likely future scenarios for public health and health center systems serving migrant and immigrant HIV patients. 
Further Reading

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

National Immigration Law Center

ACE TA Center

MCN's Health Network

Recommendations for HIV prevention with adults and adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014

HIV and “People on the Move”: Six Strategies to Reduce Risk and Vulnerability during the Migration Process (PDF)

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number U30CS09742, Technical Assistance to Community and Migrant Health Centers and Homeless for $1,094,709.00 with 0% of the total NCA project financed with non-federal sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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