Expanded Testing Initiative

(Tampa, FL – January 1, 2013) The USF Center for HIV Education and Research and the Florida Department of Health will continue to work collaboratively in 2013 to sustain progress made under the CDC’s Expanded Testing Initiative, which aims to significantly increase the number of persons tested in jurisdictions with a high rate of HIV among disproportionately affected populations and support implementation of the CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings. The Center will provide technical assistance and HIV/AIDS resource materials to clinic providers and staff to assist with increasing the number of healthcare facilities that offer HIV testing and to assist funded venues on program sustainability.

2012 Annual F/C AETC Appreciation Award Recognizes Belinda Beauchamp, MD

Principal Investigator/Clinical Director Jeffrey Beal, MD, AAHIVS; Belinda Beauchamp, MD; Director, Kimberly Molnar, MAcc; and Associate Director Joanne Orrick, PharmD, AAHIVP

(Lake Buena Vista, FL – October 26, 2012) Belinda Beauchamp, MD, received the 2012 Dr. Michael D. Knox Florida/Caribbean AETC Appreciation Award In Recognition of Outstanding Leadership in HIV Education and Quality Care at the 21st Annual HIV Conference held October 26-27 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa. Dr. Beauchamp has served as clinical director for Florida/Caribbean AETC’s University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, local performance site since 2002. In her role, she has provided clinical leadership in the development and implementation of the Florida/Caribbean AETC training plan, and provided guidance to faculty on the clinical content of trainings.

USF Center for HIV Education and Research Receives HRSA Funding

(Tampa, FL – September 26, 2012) The USF Center for HIV Education and Research has been awarded $60,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to participate in the HIV in Primary Care Learning Community project in partnership with the National Center for HIV Care in Minority Communities (NCHCMC). The learning community is intended to expand primary care capacity in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to include comprehensive, quality care for individuals living with HIV.

Funding will target training and technical assistance interventions at three FQHCs in Florida and Puerto Rico. The centers will engage in a robust and innovative curriculum, as well as clinical mentorship, designed to build HIV treatment capacity among its providers. The program aims to address critical components on the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) by reducing Infections, increasing access, and reducing HIV-related health disparities.

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