Tag: #UNMCHIV

Sneak Peak: UNMC Specialty Care Center to Present Work at National Conference

A huge congrats to the Telehealth and Text to Improve Engagement in Care (i2TEC) initiative team, including Lance L. Burwell, LIMHP, PC- behavioral therapist at the UNMC SCC, who will be presenting work at the 2024 National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS between May 22nd and 25th. 

Mar 6, 2024

UNMC to Host Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Event

Come join us for an educational evening to learn about HIV & AIDS in the black community. This event, sponsored by the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Community Wellness Collaborative, Office of Inclusion, and the Nebraska AIDS Project, will feature wisdom from Dr. Precious Davis, director of the community collaborative academy, and Darryl Brown Jr., senior director of programs and advocacy at Black & Pink National and a board member at the Nebraska AIDS Project. Food, beverages, and light music with a live DJ will complement this evening of education.

Feb 12, 2024

Today is National HIV Testing Day!

Each year, June 27th is observed as National HIV Testing Day (NHTD).  This year’s NHTD theme is “HIV Testing is Self Care.”  The act of getting tested is the first step in either treatment or prevention that leads to individuals being empowered to live long and healthy lives.  

Jun 27, 2023

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.

Jun 6, 2023

Improving HIV Care: UNMC ID’s Telehealth Intervention Receives National Recognition

Earlier this month, the Specialty Care Clinic’s telehealth intervention plan was recognized and published as a ‘Best Practice’ on TargetHIV.org. This achievement follows from extensive research into existing patients utilizing the telehealth platform and confirmed that HIV care delivered via phone or video chat can be just as effective as care provided in a clinic for patients who prefer it. Read on for the details about Target HIV, best practices, and how the COVID-19 pandemic changed how effective HIV care could be offered at Nebraska Medicine.

Jun 1, 2023

Beyond HIV: Applying Long-Acting Formulations to other Infectious Diseases

This post is part of an ongoing series on HIV/AIDS in recognition of HIV/AIDS awareness month 2022. In this series, we focus our posts on education, research, achievements, and medicine pertaining to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In our previous post, we reviewed the merits of long-acting HIV treatments as a recent breakthrough in HIV/AIDS medical research. […]

Dec 29, 2022

Long-Acting Formulations of Infectious Disease Treatments

oday, we feature a new supplement in Clinical Infectious Diseases, edited by UNMC ID’s Dr. Susan Swindells. This supplement contains articles chronicling and exploring the use of long-acting formulations in the treatment of infectious diseases.

Dec 20, 2022

Research Digest: Brains, Bones, and HIV

In this month’s research digest, we will cover recent work by UNMC ID faculty uncovering the link between HIV and various comorbidities associated with infection. HIV research is far from a new topic for this installment (see our previous HIV-focused research digests here and here), which speaks to the commitment of UNMC ID faculty to furthering HIV knowledge and research. Read on for a quick summary of two articles focused on HIV comorbidities dealing with brains and bones, namely HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and bone fractures.

Dec 16, 2022

Microbe Monday: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Today, we start a new series of posts on the UNMC ID Blog: Microbe Monday. This is a monthly installment introducing the microbiology behind the pathogens routinely encountered in the clinic. While these posts are geared more towards education, recent research advances and interesting historical context should be broadly interesting to all readers. Our first microbe is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read on to learn more about this important pathogen.

Dec 13, 2022

December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

Beginning with World AIDS Day on December 1st, the month of December is a time to raise awareness and reflect on the impact this epidemic has had on our communities and the world.

Dec 9, 2022