The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has become a clinically manageable disease in
the United States. As a result, HIV/AIDS providers must increasingly integrate
primary care responsibilities into their practices, and address co-morbidities in
the context of HIV infection. The Primary Care Management for the HIV/AIDS Provider
Workgroup was formed to support the HIV/AIDS providers in the primary care
management of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A). The Workgroup was charged with
the task of facilitating collaboration among the AETCs in the identification,
development and dissemination of materials for HIV/AIDS providers.
To focus the efforts of the Workgroup, the AETC National Resource Center developed
and disseminated a survey to gain an AETC network-wide perspective about the
importance of primary care topics for HIV/AIDS providers. The survey determined that
the priority training topics were: Chronic Pain Management, Depression, Hepatitis B
and C Co-infection, Lipid Disorders, and Substance Abuse.
The Workgroup set out to develop training tools for each of these five topics. The
format, content, and supporting materials were designed to address the challenges of
managing these co-occurring primary care issues for patients with HIV infection. The
AETC Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Workgroup joined the effort and collaborated to
develop clinical management tools to support the assessment and management of
Depression and Substance Abuse in the context of HIV infection.
These tools have been developed collaboratively by experienced AETC clinical trainers
and researchers through their involvement with the AETC national workgroups. As a
package, the tools outline the broad spectrum of primary care and mental health
awareness necessary for comprehensive HIV/AIDS primary care management. The package
also presents a practical guide to help providers approach patients about these
primary care topics.
In 2007 the Florida/Caribbean AETC reconvened available members of the original group
to update the materials previously created. The new materials were completed in
To guide the management of primary care co-morbidities and complications that emerge
in patients with HIV-infection.
Download HIV Clinician Support Tools
|Chronic Pain Toolkit|
Authors: Debra Trimble, RN, BS, MS(c), Chair; James Oleske, MD, MPH; John Roberts, APRN; Gerard Shu Tangyie, MD; Zishan Samiuddin, MD; Rebecca Fry, FNP and Rianna Stefanakis, BA, Managing Editor
Authors: Jonathan Rodnick, MD; Milton Wainberg, MD; Tom Donohoe, MBA; Francisco Fernandez, MD and Rianna Stefanakis, BA, Managing Editor
Description: Note: This toolkit is being updated.
Authors: Marshall Glesby, MD, Chair; Daniel Lee, MD; Laura Armas, MD; Carl Fitchenbaum, MD and Rianna Stefanakis, BA, Managing Editor
Authors: Ronald Wilcox, MD; Jeffrey Beal, MD; Suzanne Jed, RN; Susa Coffey, MD and Rianna Stefanakis
|Substance Abuse Toolkit|
Source: Southeast ATEC; Florida/Caribbean AETC and AETC National Resource Center
Authors: Dianne Weyer, CFNP, Chair; Jeffrey Beal, MD and Jonathan Blevins, ThD
The clinical management tools represent the efforts of both the Primary Care
Management for the HIV/AIDS Provider and Mental Health and HIV/AIDS workgroups. AETC
Workgroup contributors to these tools include:
|Delta Region AETC||Pamela Lattimore, LPC, MS, Ronald Wilcox, MD|
|Florida/Caribbean AETC||Jeffrey Beal, MD (Chair), Andrea Garwood, MA, LMHC,
Lauriann Sandrik, PsyD., Francisco Fernandez, MD|
|Midwest AIDS Education and Training Center (MATEC)||Carmen Gaebler, RN, MSN(R), MPH|
|Mountain Plains AETC||Patti Abshier, MSW, Theresa Bush, RN, Marla Corwin, LCSW,
CAC III, Renee Crist-Duxler, LMSW, Anna M. Kinder, MS, OTR/L, Suzanne Jed,
|New England AETC||Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD, Kathy Eklund, RDH, MPH, Sandra
Putnam, RN, MSN, FNP, Mark Rolfe, MD|
|New York/New Jersey AETC||Marshall Glesby, MD, Milton Wainberg, MD|
|Pacific AETC||Carol Dawson-Rose, RN, PhD, Tom Donohoe, MBA, Daniel Lee,
MD, Jonathan (Jack) Rodnick, MD|
|Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AETC||Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, Linda Frank, PhD, MSN, ACRN|
|Southeast AETC||John Blevins, ThD, Dianne H. Weyer, RN, MS, CFNP|
|Texas/Oklahoma AETC||Laura Armas, MD, Zishan Samiuddin, MD, Debra Trimble, MS,
RN, FNP-C, AACRN|
|National Minority AETC||Gerard Shu Tangyie, MD|
|AETC National Resource Center||Susa Coffey, MD, Rebecca Fry, FNP, and Rianna Stefanakis,
We encourage you to share feedback on the tools. This package is intended for the
busy clinician and our hope is that it is sensitive to needs of HIV providers with
little access to expert referral. We recognize that there is always room for
improvement in these evolving resources. We invite all comments.
Please contact us with any questions or comments, firstname.lastname@example.org .