The objectives of this webinar are to:
Discuss Biomedical advances, such as antiretroviral therapy (ART), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) have made HIV a manageable condition for many people; and it is even possible to imagine a world without HIV.
To realize this vision, it is important to increase access to routine HIV testing and to assure that health care providers are up to date on the latest HIV testing guidelines, technologies, and the meaning of test results.
Specifically, this webinar will increase the capacity of health care providers to identify acute HIV infection within the HIV testing context. This webinar is intended for health care staff from all fields (medicine, social work, navigation) that work to prevent, diagnose, or treat patients living with HIV/AIDS.
Presented by Primary Care Development Corporation in collaboration with Denver Prevention Training Center and CAI
Speaker: Karen Wendel, MD, Director | HIV/ STD Prevention and Control Denver Public Health| Denver Health
Karen Wendel received her medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed internal medicine training and infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has been involved in HIV and STD clinical care and research while on faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Oklahoma Health Science Center, and University of Colorado Health Science Center. While in Baltimore, she served as Director of the Early Intervention Initiative for HIV care in the Baltimore City Health Department STD Clinics, and while in Oklahoma, she served as a medical consultant for the Oklahoma City County Health Department STD Clinic. She has participated in CDC STD Treatment Guidelines meetings and has conducted research into the causes of vaginitis and urethritis. She is currently the Director of HIV/STD Prevention and Control at Denver Public Health. In this position, she serves as the Medical Director of the Denver Health STD Clinic and Denver Prevention Training Center to promote STD education and care in our region and improve access to HIV testing and HIV prevention services locally and nationally.