East Bay Getting to Zero
Clinical Guides, HIV treatment, Linkage, Rapid ART, Retention
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Quick guide and training resources for new HIV care & prevention staff

Are you new to the HIV care team? Looking for HIV trainings? Here are our recommendations for trainings, resources and East Bay HIV groups for all HIV team members, case managers, PrEP navigators, clinicians, nurses and pharmacists.

For all HIV team members

  1. HIV 101: Check out the Midwest AETC’s HIV 101 on-demand training and explore the national HIV Basics info pages.
  2. Join East Bay Getting to Zero to meet people from other local HIV organizations, participate in workshops and learn about East Bay HIV protocols and resources. Click here to join our East Bay HIV groups:
    • General East Bay HIV updates
    • Linkage and retention network list
    • Prevention network list
    • PrEP Navigator working group list
    • East Bay HIV clinician group list
  3. Read about the East Bay HIV strategy and community protocols on HIV essentials, rapid ART, PrEP, PEP.
  4. Join the Bay Area AETC email list and to find out about upcoming Bay Area HIV trainings and events.
  5. Check out the Alameda Care Connect trainings on primary care skills such as public benefits 101, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, conflict management and de-escalation. See calendar here. Sign up here for training alerts.
  6. Watch videos and read stories from people living with HIV on the CDC’s Stop HIV Stigma website.

For HIV case managers

  1. HIV case management training online course from the Southeast AETC. Recommended courses to start with for a case manager new to HIV:
    • Case Management 101: The Essentials of Time Management, Care Coordination and Documentation
    • Primary Care for People with HIV
    • Antiretroviral Therapy: 3 modules
    • Understanding Lab Values
    • Common Mental Health Disorders in People with HIV
    • Health Literacy and HIV Care – A Practical Guide for Medical Case Managers
    • Linkage and Retention in Care: Creating a Culture of Engagement
    • Motivational Interviewing: 3 modules
  2. AETC’s HIV Web Study modules: if you want more clinical training, check out trainings from the “Basic HIV Primary Care” and “Screening and Diagnosis” modules.

For PrEP navigators

  1. PrEP Navigation Manual: check out the 2023 updated PrEP Navigation Manual on PleasePrEPMe.org and other PrEP resources on the SFCBA PrEP resource page
  2. Join the East Bay PrEP Navigator working group for email updates and local PrEP navigation meetings.
  3. Join the California PrEP Navigator listserv for state-wide updates and training opportunities.
  4. PleasePrEPMe online PrEP Navigation training modules: Helping People Access PrEP (2020): 8 module training for frontline workers offering PrEP navigation services
  5. Contact us to request tailored PrEP training, PrEP capacity building support, or free PrEP materials for your whole clinical team or organization.
  6. AETC’s HIV Web Study modules: if you want more clinical training, check out trainings from the “Pre-exposure Prophylaxis” and “Non-Occupational Post-exposure Prophylaxis” lessons in the “Preventing HIV” module.

For HIV clinicians, nurses and pharmacists

  1. AETC’s HIV Web Study modules with free CME/CNE/MOC credits
    • We recommend starting with the “Basic HIV Primary Care” module (and add “Screening and Diagnosis” if no/little prior experience with testing and linkage to HIV care) and then choosing the modules that fit the staff role and skills needed and then creating and following a schedule to complete the chosen modules over the next 6-12 months. 
  2. Pacific AETC’s HIV Learning Network (HIVLN) bimonthly CME/CEU program and other trainings.
  3. National HIV ART guidelines as a reference/digital HIV clinical text book.
  4. East Bay HIV strategy and community protocols on HIV essentials, rapid ART, PrEP, PEP
  5. Mentoring and/or preceptorships at your clinical site with remote communication with additional HIV staff/providers and the UCSF warmline for HIV/PrEP clinical cases and questions.
  6. Live HIV clinical conferences:
  7. Consider getting HIV specialty certification with AAHIVM. This is typically done after clinicians have been caring for at least 20 people living with HIV for about a year or have gotten formal mentorship and training in HIV primary care.