Welcome to Treating Adolescents with HIV: Tools for Building Skills in Cultural Competence, Clinical Care, and Support, a series of online training modules for health care providers working with HIV-infected youth. In the United States, HIV disproportionately affects ethnic and sexual minority youth. These youth are also at risk of dropping out of care, nonadherence to treatment regimens, and comorbidities such as substance abuse and mental health problems.
These modules were published in July 2007. As of November 2008, continuing education credit is no longer available.
This series begins, and is framed, by an introductory module covering best practices in adolescent care and the impact of the AIDS epidemic on minority youth. The four additional modules in this series: Psychosocial Issues, Antiretroviral Treatment and Adherence, Transitioning Care, and Prevention with Positives address core issues in HIV care for adolescents. The expert authors and editors come from diverse clinical settings around the country, and present course information from the perspective of a culturally aware care provider. Throughout the course, practical tools are provided to assist with "operationalizing" culturally sensitive best practices in the clinic setting.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau supported the development of this training which was produced in collaboration with a diverse group of adolescent HIV specialists, trainers, evaluators, and technologists, including the AETC National Resource Center and the Adolescent AIDS Program. Continuing education review and accreditation for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other care providers was coordinated through the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), UMDNJ-Center for Continuing & Outreach Education. The content of this training does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.
Continuing Education credit is no longer available for these courses.
The modules were designed to be completed online and include features best experienced online, such as video segments and interactive questions. However, each course offers the option to print the complete document for those who prefer the printed format.