Example Treatment Guidelines for HIV and related Comorbidities
The National Infectious Disease Clinical Consultant has shared the treatment guidelines currently in use in the Navajo Area to diagnose and treat HIV and some related comorbidities.
- Navajo Area IHS Chest Clinic Guidelines [PDF - 128 KB]
- Navajo Area Indian Health Service HIV 2013 Treatment Guidelines [PDF - 83 KB]
- STD Screening Recommendations 2010 [PDF - 317 KB]
Clinical Presentations from 2012 HIV/STI Partners Workshop, Scottsdale
In support of ongoing local and regional efforts, the HIV Program held a two-day training of HIV and STD colleagues in May of 2012. A faculty of 34 experts conducted 28 sessions for the 120 participants.
- 2012 Navajo Area IHS HIV Program [PDF - 229 KB]
- Clinical Exam for STD/STI's HIV/HEP C [PDF - 1 MB]
- HIV in South Dakota Opportunities for Urban Indians [PDF - 1.1 MB]
- HIV Opportunistic Infection Update [PDF - 214 KB]
- Measuring for Results GPRA at BBAHC [PDF - 871 KB]
- National and Regional HIV/STI Perspectives [PDF - 4.7 MB]
- Patient Benefits Coordinators [PDF - 342 KB]
- Quality Care and GPRA [PDF - 1.8 MB]
- Recommended Treatment For Sexually Transmitted Diseases In HIV-Infected Adults [PDF - 122 KB]
- Telephone Triage Outcomes [PDF - 147 KB]
- Use Your Pharmacists: lead screening, care management, PEP roles taken by pharmacists [PDF - 1.4 MB]
- Warmline, PEPline, Perinatal Telephone Consultation Service [PDF - 434 KB]
One of the IHS HIV/AIDS program objectives is to assist our health professionals maintain HIV/AIDS competency and high quality care. Disease specific competence (as well as culturally appropriate care) is a critical component of overall strategic planning to support this quality of care.
HIV/AIDS treatment and care requires knowledge of accepted guidelines as disease specific competence is a priority area of overall planning. Locating clinical guidelines for treatment and care is a critical component of quality health care.
The Community Readiness Model (CRM) is a nine stage, multi-dimensional model to facilitate community change. Other resources and tools come courtesy of the Mountain Plains AIDS Education and Training Center.
The IHS HIV Program supports the CDC recommendations and (if possible given resource constraints and potential jurisdictional issues) suggests each facility attempt to move toward more routinized HIV testing.