Monday, December 2nd 2019

9:00 AM

World AIDS Day – “In this Together”

Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
102 Jamestown Blvd., Dothan, Alabama 36301

Monday, December 2, 2019
9 AM – 2 PM (Onsite check-in at 8:30 AM)

General questions may be e-mailed to

Presented by the Alabama AIDS Education Training Center (Alabama AETC) in partnership with Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO). Alabama AETC is a joint initiative with Southeast AIDS Education and Training Center (SE AETC) at Vanderbilt University’s Comprehensive Care Clinic.

Contact Hours Possible: 2

This event has been approved for 2 ABSW Continuing Education Contact Hours.

This activity has been submitted to the Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of  continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Substance Abuse Counselors & Prevention Professionals: This program will assist you with part of your biannual basic HIV education required by the Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.

Credit Statement (s): Medical Advocacy & Outreach has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners as an approved Continuing Educator Provider, ACEP No. 0134.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Medical Association in partnerhip with the Southeast AIDS Education Training Centers and Vanderbilt University.
Determination of credit is pending.

To receive credit all participants must have completed the official registration process and be present for the entire program.

Registration: FREE. Advance online registration required by November 27, 2019 at noon. There will be NO onsite registration. All registrations will be captured and documented by the Alabama AIDS Education Training Center (Alabama AETC).

General Training Event Objectives (Additional objectives will be shared by presenters as they relate to subject matter, participants, and practical considerations.):

  • Discuss emerging topics in HIV Prevention in observance of World AIDS Day
  • List HIV primary and secondary prevention options for high risk individuals
  • Explain national and state trends to end the HIV epidemic through testing and treatment

(Order of presentations and presenters subject to change.)

General Objectives By Topic (Additional objectives will be shared by presenters as they relate t o subject matter, participants, and practical considerations.):

HIV 101
Presenter: Kristy Johnson, Pich, DO

  • Provide an overview of HIV prevention, treatment and medical care
  • Discuss treatment options for people living with HIV

U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable)
Presenter: Alftan Dyson-Long PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP

  • Describe the clinical and public health concept of the U=U campaign to reduce HIV transmission
  • Explain the correlation between ART (anti-retro-virals) and viral load suppression

Presenter: Bretia A. Gordon, EdD, MPA

  • Explain how PrEP is used as an intervention model to prevent HIV infection
  • Discuss the benefits of PrEP to high risk negative individuals

Today in HIV:  Considerations for Population Segments
HIV in the Transgender Community
This session will not be factored into contact hours, due, in part, to the commercial affiliation of the the presenter.
Presenter: Kim A. Thomas, MSW , Community Liaison, Global Human Health, Merck & Co.

Examining HIV & Incarceration
The possible inclusion of this presentation in contact hour totals remains pending at this time. Presentation will run concurrent with lunch.
Presenter: Karen Carr Turner, MS

End the Epidemic:  National Plan Development
Presenter: Michael Murphree, LCSW

  • Describe the national and state plan to end HIV infections
  • Explain the role of MAO in program planning and implementation
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