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    DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    DSHS strives to respond to all email requests in a timely manner. It is important to note, however, that messages that you send to us by email may not be secure and may be intercepted by a third party. Therefore, we recommend that you do not send any confidential health information to us by email.

HIV Treatment and Care Track Priority Topics

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The committee suggests these possible topics:

  • Assessing mental health and substance abuse treatment needs
  • Making successful referrals to mental health, substance abuse, and oral health services
  • The importance of oral health services
  • Bridging diagnosis and treatment
  • Practices promoting successful care teams – integrated roles
  • Using peer navigators/advocates
  • When to start treatment, what to start with
  • Treatment options for treatment naive/treatment experienced
  • Salvage treatment
  • Resistance testing (advanced/beginner)
  • New ARVs
  • Pharmacogenomics and investigational ARVs
  • Long term effects of HAART
  • Medical case management
  • Sequencing existing ARV regimens
  • Benefits of investigational drugs over current arsenal
  • Aging and HIV issues
  • Neurocognitive complications/disorders
  • Changes in federal treatment guidelines
  • Maternal child transmission
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • HPV infection and HIV risk
  • HSV and HIV risk
  • Treatment de-intensification
  • Determining therapeutic efficacy, failure or toxicity
  • Treatment as prevention/ test and treat models and implications for both treatment and prevention
  • Novel treatments
  • HIV pathogenesis (beginner and advanced)
  • Strategies for administering ARVs to simplify treatment, avoid toxicity and increase convenience
  • Metabolic syndromes – diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver failure
  • Bone disorders/bone density
  • Anal cancer in men who have sex with men
  • Inflammation and HIV
  • Resistance
  • Adherence strategies
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Access to care and treatment
  • Retention in care and treatment
  • Post incarcerated care
  • Liver transplantation and HIV
  • What will HIV treatment look like in the future?


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Last updated February 22, 2011