The goal of this session is to prepare learners to provide and promote equitable HIV services to key populations using a multidisciplinary approach, doing so with empathy and without prejudice, and in the process, acquiring skills in and increasing comfort with taking a sexual history.
By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize the unique needs of key populations, including the need to ensure access to health services for them in order to address the HIV epidemic
- Recognize the underlying prejudice toward key populations, including provider bias
- Demonstrate how to take a sexual history in a non-judgmental way
- Identify indications for PrEP
- Describe a PrEP regimen, including screening, monitoring, and counselling for patients
- Describe an STI screening plan for key populations
Optimizing Team-Based Care to Achieve High Quality HIV Care
Central to this module, all learners should consider how they can learn to deliver care that fosters optimized team-based care to ensure high quality HIV care. As such, learners should apply themselves to the following questions:
- How does the content of this case enable me to work within a climate of mutual respect and shared values with other health professionals?
- How does a better understanding of my own role and those of the other professions enable me to address the needs of patients, including promoting better care for people with HIV?
- How does this case help me optimize communication with patients, families, communities and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team-based approach to care?
- What strategies have I learned from this case that can ensure I participate effectively as a member of the health care team, recognizing the different team roles necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate patient/population-centered care, and ensure that patient care is safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable?
ART – Anti-retroviral therapy
CT – Chlamydia trachomatis
FSW – Female sex worker
GC – Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea)
HBsAg – Hepatitis B surface antigen
HBV – Hepatitis B virus
HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIV RNA – HIV ribonucleic acid or HIV viral load
HPV – Human papilloma virus