Now is the Time to Act
New York, NY – For World AIDS Day CAI’s HIV CBA Center is calling on all health care providers to make the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS a priority.
“It is of the utmost importance that providers join the national efforts to end the epidemic by increasing HIV testing aimed at early detection, ensuring linkage to and retention in care for those living with HIV, and increasing preventative care for those at high risk,” said Dr. Tony Jimenez, Director of CAI’s HIV CBA Center. Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are living with the HIV infection 1 and nearly 50,000 people become infected with HIV every year 2 making World AIDS Day an opportune time to remind health care providers and health care organizations about their key roles in ending the epidemic.
CAI’s HIV CBA Center assists in these efforts by providing resources, training, and technical assistance to improve the health outcomes of people living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk. To request free capacity building assistance click here and to access our training menu, click here.
The CAI HIV CBA Center also invites health care providers and organizations to the upcoming webinar “Testing Together for HIV: Improving Health Outcomes & Care Across the Continuum” on December 2 at 3:00 p.m. EST. To register, click here.
About CAI: CAI is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of underserved populations worldwide. For 36 years CAI has provided customized capacity building services to health and human service organizations in more than 27 countries and in all 50 states. Offering more than 1,500 training programs annually, CAI’s passionate staff works to fulfill its mission: to use the transformative power of education and research to foster a more aware, healthy, compassionate and equitable world. For more information, visit our website: caiglobal.org.
About the HIV CBA Center: CAI has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to serve as a Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) provider to health care organizations nationwide. CAI’s HIV CBA Center concentrates on strengthening the capacity of the HIV prevention workforce to implement High-Impact HIV Prevention interventions -- scalable, scientifically proven approaches tailored to specific populations -- with a new focus on treatment as a critical component of prevention. Through partnerships with expert healthcare faculty and a national consortium of organizations that have pioneered effective implementation of High Impact Prevention, CAI delivers tailored, evidence-based capacity building services to healthcare organizations and staff in clinical settings across the US. For more information, visit hivcbacenter.org.
1 CDC. Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data—United States and 6 dependent areas, 2013. HIV surveillance supplemental report; 2015:20(2). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillancereport_vol20_no2.pdf
2 Estimated HIV incidence in the United States, 2007–2010. HIV surveillance supplemental report; 2012:17(4). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/statistics_hssr_vol_17_no_4.pdf