Meeting Recap: Nebraska HIV Prevention & Care Update

The 2023 Nebraska HIV Prevention & Care Update was a great success on 5/18/23 at UNO Barbara Weitz Center for Community Engagement. Hosted by the Nebraska Dept of Health and Human Services and KS/NE AIDS Education and Training Center, the program featured presenters and panelists representing the health department, Nebraska Medicine/UNMC Specialty Care Center, community-based organizations, and consumers of HIV care. Over 100 participants joined in person and virtually from across the region.

Here is a quick summary of what was discussed:

  • New developments in HIV care in 2023
  • Patient perspectives on aging with HIV
  • Barriers to HIV prevention and PrEP for cisgender Black women
  • HIV prevention and care needs for incarcerated and system-impacted people
  • Updates in oral health access and correlations of health for people with HIV
  • Best practices regarding PrEP uptake in disproportionally impacted communities of color in Nebraska
  • HIV prevention and PrEP disparities for people who are Transgender
  • Socioeconomic barriers to engaging patients in HIV care
  • Lessons learned with long-acting antiretroviral therapy

For more information about this year’s conference, or if you are interested in getting involved in future Nebraska HIV Update conferences, please contact Nichole Regan at nregan@nebraskamed.com.

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