World AIDS Day 2015: Acting Now to End AIDS

World AIDS Day reminds us that while we have come far in the prevention and management of HIV, we still have progress to make as we strive toward an AIDS-free generation. This year’s federal theme, The Time to Act is Now, urges providers to engage with at-risk and HIV-positive patients on all points of the HIV Care Continuum — from providing prevention education to practicing routine testing to helping patients maintain regular treatment and stay actively involved in care.

The Clinician Consultation Center provides free, easily accessible, rapid clinical consultation services to help you act now in giving the highest quality HIV prevention, disease, and exposure care to your patients. Our HIV/AIDS Management Service provides advice on all aspects of HIV testing, treatment, and care. Our PrEPline can help you determine how and when to prescribe PrEP as part of comprehensive HIV prevention. Our Perinatal HIV Hotline can advise you in the management of patients who are pregnant and HIV-positive, or in providing care to sero-discordant couples seeking safe and effective ways to conceive. And our PEPline can help you prevent transmission of HIV and hepatitis B and C, and help your patients avoid unnecessary toxicity risk, with expert advice on the management of potential exposures in the workplace and in non-occupational settings. You can even register with us for HIV Management consultation using the log-in/register feature to quickly and confidentially submit non-urgent HIV management inquiries to the CCC’s e-Clinician Consultation Service.

At the CCC, we act now, every day, to improve HIV-positive and at-risk patient health outcomes by building the capacity of healthcare providers with consultation and education. Help us continue our valuable daily work by getting the message out to your colleagues about our free services:

HIV/AIDS Management Service (Warmline) | (800) 933-3413
Expert clinical advice on preventing and treating HIV, from initiating treatment to managing advanced disease. Peer-to-peer advice for healthcare providers of any experience level.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Service (PrEPline) | (855) 448-7737 or (855) HIV-PrEP
Expert, clinically supported advice on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for healthcare providers, from determining when PrEP is an appropriate part of a prevention program to understanding laboratory protocols and follow-up testing.

Perinatal HIV Hotline | (888) 448-8765
Immediate clinical consultation from expert providers on all aspects of perinatal HIV management, including HIV testing in pregnancy, treating HIV-infected pregnant women, preventing transmission, providing HIV-exposed infant care, and referring to local care.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Service (PEPline) | (888) 448-4911
Rapid, expert guidance for managing occupational and non-occupational exposures to HIV and hepatitis B and C. Peer-to-peer advice on all aspects of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) management, from assessing risk of exposure to providing follow-up testing.

electronic Clinician Consultation Service (e-CCS)
Register online to initiate clinical consultation on non-urgent HIV management topics. Responses will be provided by CCC clinicians within two business days. Registered users can also log-in to track completed and active cases.

Visit our partners at the AIDS Education and Training Centers for information on free training and continuing education on HIV, AIDS, and related topics. The AETC Program is a national network of leading HIV experts who provide locally based, tailored education, technical assistance, and practice transformation to healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations to integrate high quality, comprehensive care for those living with or affected by HIV.

For more World AIDS Day information, visit the links below:

World AIDS Day international
World AIDS Day federal info and events