HIV Education Hub

For HIV Patients
& Their Allies

Welcome to the HIV Patient Education Hub.

Here you will find educational videos and tools designed to help you better understand the importance of testing for HIV so that you know your HIV status and you can discuss your options with your health care provider.

Knowledge is power!  Our aim is to provide you with information you can use to have informed discussions with your health care provider, become your own best advocate, and improve your health outcomes and quality of life.

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HIV Health Literacy: 3-Part Webisode

HIV health literacy is essential for people living with HIV (PLWH) to be able to navigate all of the information available, from testing and diagnosis to treatment options and outcomes. This series of webisodes seeks to promote patient education, focusing on the needs of diverse populations of PLWH, to empower learners and improve their understanding and HIV health literacy.

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Take the First Step: What to Expect from HIV Treatment

If you have tested positive for HIV, what next? Dr. David Wohl will help you understand what to expect from treatment, including why it is important to start treatment early and take your medicine every day, what you should look out for, and potential side effects of HIV treatment.

Access here.

Accede a este recurso en español aquí.

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Community HIV Health Training

Earn your Community HIV Health Training badge, and promote knowing your HIV status in the community, gain understanding of disease risk, treatment initiation and adherence.

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Know Your HIV Status: Get Tested to Protect Yourself and Protect Others

Everyone should be tested for HIV at least once. Others with certain risk factors may need to be tested more often. Dr. David Wohl talks about the rationale for getting tested for HIV, where to get tested, the importance of preventing infection and transmission of HIV with pre-exposure prophylaxis if your HIV test is negative, and your treatment options if your test is positive.

Access Here.

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A Long Life Ahead: Thinking About Age and HIV

People with HIV are living longer because more individuals have been tested and treated with effective and safe antiretroviral (ART) medications. Understand the impact of HIV on the aging process, and how people living with HIV can live their best lives while maintaining their HIV therapies and treatment plans!

By filling out this form, you’ll be able to access a FREE video + slides presented by leading HIV expert, Dr. Christina Madison. Then, apply your newly learned skills and earn a Digital Badge, perfect for your resume, email signature, and more!

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An Animated Look at HIV

This easy-to-understand animated video will provide you with useful information to better understand HIV, its routes of transmission, and currently available prevention and treatment strategies.

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HIV Patient Guide

Download this guide to understand the basics of HIV, from how HIV is transmitted to the importance of testing, and for useful links and resources including an HIV patient risk questionnaire.

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Accede a este recurso en español aquí.

 

 

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What to Know about HIV: From Testing to Treatment

This series of patient education slides will enable nurses in the community, including primary care, OB/GYN, and urgent care practices, provide useful information to their patients regarding HIV prevention and testing, linkage to care, and the importance of treatment adherence.

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Understanding Pronouns

Pronouns are the language we use in order to refer to other people. In order to avoid assuming someone’s pronouns based on factors like appearance, we should routinely share our pronouns and ask for the pronouns of others.

Learn more about common pronouns, the harm of assumptions, pronouns in the workplace, and more, in this free PDF guide.

 

 

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How To Be A Good LGBTQIA+ Ally

An ally is one who knows and cares about an LGBTQIA person. For some, being an ally will be as easy as breathing. For others, it will take intentional effort.  To learn more about LGBTQIA+ allyship, download this free PDF guide.

 

 

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Ready, Set, PrEP

Ready, Set, PrEP is the very first nationwide program launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)that offers PrEP medications to prevent HIV transmission for free to individuals who qualify. The campaign brings awareness to the program’s initiatives to expand access to PrEP medications and reduce new HIV transmission in an effort to help end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.

 

For more information and to enroll, patients may visit www.GetYourPrEP.com or contact 855-447(HHS)-8410.

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How To Use Your Voice In Your HIV Patient Journey

Watch as Drs. Sierra-Rosa and Madison discuss how people living with HIV can use their voice to become their own best advocate in HIV care – available with both English and Spanish closed captioning.

Download ‘Finding the Words: How to Use Your Voice in Your HIV Journey

 

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Finding the Words

Watch as Drs. Sierra-Rosa and Christina Madison discuss strategies for talking to your healthcare provider about sexual wellness – available with English and Spanish closed captioning.

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Additional HIV Resources

Access various additional HIV Resources available to you!