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Rapid Start of HIV Treatment, HIV and MAT centers, & COVID-19 and HIV

Rapid Start of HIV Treatment, HIV and MAT centers, & COVID-19 and HIV Pocket Guides 
These pocket guides were created by Dr. Linda Frank and the Regional Partners of the MidAtlantic AETC, and are available for download.

For more pocket guides and additional topics, please visit: https://www.maaetc.org/p/clinical-tools
For hard copies please contact us

 

Rapid Initiation of HIV Treatment Pocket Guide

This resource provides information related to the rapid initiation of HIV treatment. Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) should be initiated as soon as possible in all patients with HIV, regardless of CD4 count including immediately after diagnosis, if patient is ready. This guide also discusses tips for success and potential risks of rapid ART.

 

HIV and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Centers Pocket Guide

According to SAMHSA, a combination of medication, counseling and behavioral therapy is effective in treating alcohol and opioid dependency. Medication Assisted Treatment (Recovery) Centers offer medications, behavioral therapies, and access to harm and risk reduction strategies. This guide also discusses the need for MAT centers to offer HIV and hepatitis C testing, prevention, and treatment. 

 

Differential Diagnosis of HIV and SARS-COV-2 Pocket Guide

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, it adds yet another infection to rule out when a patient presents with a cold-like illness. Acute Retroviral Syndrome is an acute, symptomatic illness that develops in many individuals during the acute HIV infection phase. As some individuals with an acute HIV infection are asymptomatic, early HIV diagnosis relies heavily on provider suspicion and opt-out testing protocols. This resource reviews HIV testing recommendations, common COVID-19 like opportunistic infections, and provides a chart showing clinical presentation comparisons of HIV and COVID-19.