Category: HIV/AIDS

CROI 2018 – The Official UNMC ID Guide of Where We Will Be!

CROI 2018 is here and we want to be sure YOU know where to find us in Boston. Below is the list of faculty presentations and posters from our Division. Come visit us at CROI – We would LOVE to meet you! Find us on Twitter @UNMC_ID ; #UNMCID Content courtesy of Kim Scarsi, Sue Swindells […]

March 5, 2018

Honoring Black Women and Men Physician Leaders in Infectious Diseases

African Americans account for only 6% of newly minted doctors graduating from medical school in the USA. Within our specialty of Infectious Diseases, only 3% of ID physician members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) self-report as Black/African American. Many of these physicians make it their career goals to provide care for and […]

February 22, 2018

Nebraska AIDS Projects’ Night of A Thousand Stars – Under the City Lights: A Gala with a Mission

As December, and our HIV awareness posts come to an end, we want to celebrate one of Nebraska Medicine’s partners that works closely with our Specialty Care Center to provide HIV care, and creates inclusive and safe spaces for diverse communities across Nebraska. The Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) is a non-profit organization established in 1984 […]

December 22, 2017

Research in HIV Medicine…charting a path to longer lives and ending HIV transmission

Research has long been an important part of the mission of the HIV Team at UNMC’s Specialty Care Center For many years, clinic patients clinic have had the opportunity to take part in a variety of projects including interventional treatment for HIV, the study of comorbid conditions and opportunistic infections, and trials targeted towards HIV […]

December 20, 2017

Caring for persons living with HIV is not just about keeping viral loads undetectable

Preparing for my 4-week advanced pharmacy practice experience at the Nebraska Medicine Specialty Care Clinic was slightly nerve-wracking if I am honest. In the days leading up to my start, trepidation creeped in as I considered the unknown of the experience. “What if I say something wrong?” “Will it sound false if I am trying […]

December 18, 2017

Pharmacists’ care of persons living with HIV – more than just medications

Josh Havens, PharmD, BCPS, Kim Scarsi, PharmD, BCPS, Anthony Podany, PharmD, and Valentina Orduna make up the pharmacy team at the Specialty Care Clinic (SCC).  Pharmacy staff are fully integrated within the HIV care team at SCC.  We help manage SCC patients for a variety of issues including antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation or switching, management […]

December 13, 2017

Testimony: A Patient with HIV Speaks Up to Share her Status and Try to Change Minds

I don’t know how to sum up the last 24 years into just a few paragraphs, but I will try. Words can be quite powerful. The most unforgettable were the ones I read when my adult life was just beginning. At the age of 17, I received a certified letter stating that I had a “potentially […]

December 8, 2017

A New Paradigm in HIV Medicine: Undetectable = Untransmittable

Have you heard about the U=U campaign related to HIV transmission? U=U is a simple but important campaign based on a solid foundation of scientific evidence. In recent months, the global medical and scientific HIV community has come together to support the statement, “undetectable equals untransmittable”. This means that persons living with HIV, who take […]

December 7, 2017

What it means to be a trainee learning from patients living with HIV

Rebecca Osborn, (Fourth Year UNMC Medical Student) I have always had a strong desire to work with under-served communities, and was thus drawn to the unique social and medical needs of patients living with HIV. Through my four-year track, I was able to gain early clinical experience, as well as participate in research and work […]

December 6, 2017

What Ryan White’s Legacy Means for HIV Care

Ryan White (1971-1990) became the national poster child for HIV/AIDS after he was expelled from middle school because of his HIV infection.  He was diagnosed with AIDS after receiving a contaminated blood transfusion at the age of 13.  His legal battles with the school system made him a national celebrity and spokesman for AIDS research and […]

December 5, 2017