the second part of my rant about the sociocultural pressures of HIV viral load (un)detectability just went live, wherein I reflect on the complications and pressures felt by clients and friends, and the implications for clinical practice, community building, and dating.
Archive for September, 2016
Folks who went to Coping With Hope 2015 got a chance to hear Keiko present…
Let me be clear: I support my clients and my friends who can achieve viral load undetectability, and I cheer for them when they stay that way. But I also worry that when we cheer so loudly for such a narrow goal, we forget to relentlessly name the complexity and intersectionality of context.
Not everyone can get to undetectable. And not everyone who does stays there. My fear concerns who gets left out of the conversation about the possibilities and meanings of survival when undetectable signifies success.
LA Care Health Plan is hosting their Second Annual LGBTQ Health Conference on Saturday, September 24 at the Almansor Court in Alhambra, Lakeview room. Please see attached flyer for more information and for the registration link.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
09/14/16 HIV Mental Health Task Force meeting reminder & agenda – Meth and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know – review training
The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 09/14/16 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This month we meet in room 209.
The agenda is attached. You do not need to register to attend unless you need CEUs.
Meth and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know – review training [pdf]
- Location: The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038]
- Parking:free parking in lots across the street
- Public transportation:4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd
09/08/16: “Integrated HIV Care & Treatment: A Medical Update and Case Example for Mental Health Professionals” (webinar)
- Understand the latest medical approaches to HIV testing, and treatment and their impact on mental health and well-being.
- Explain the link between biomedical aspects of HIV with mental health, well-being and chronic disease management.
- Identify the role mental health care provider’s play in linking people living with HIV/AIDS into care, and supporting adherence to medical regimens.
- Describe a case example of integrated care where medical and behavioral health care teams work together to improve outcomes for people living with HIV.
- Eugene Farber, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Director of Psychology Internship Training, Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
- Vincent C. Marconi, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
Just a reminder about the upcoming National Association of Case Management (NACM) Conference in Los Angeles from September 19-21, 2016 at the Omni Hotel.
Early Registration has been extended to September 10th.
There will be LOTS of CEU’s at this one Conference, including nurses (11.5 CEU’s). Take a peek at the workshops available.
Please distribute this info far and wide. Please POST.
Thanks so much.
Ervin R. Munro, M.S.
Chair, NACM Conference Planning Committee