Influencing Care Today from What We Learned
Weekend Wrap Message – Saturday, November 14, 2020, from David Brinkman, Desert AIDS Project CEO
DAP Contributes to HIV Primary Care Standards Updates
Even though HIV care with antiretroviral therapy (ART) is available at DAP, elsewhere throughout the U.S. not enough people with HIV (PWH) are reaching viral suppression with care and treatment. We must change this, and it will require new ways of providing comprehensive, evidence-based primary care to PWH.
COVID continues to expose inequities in HIV healthcare, and PWH need help now. That is why it is exciting that for the first time since 2013, the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America updated its care guidelines for PWH. Our own Dr. Tulika Singh, associate chief medical officer, was one of only eight co-authors who worked on this important resource that will have a national and global impact on PWH. You can learn more here.
DAP Talks: PrEP Uncovered
As we practice heightened awareness around COVID, we are actively addressing the HIV epidemic that continues to threaten this Valley. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is 99.9% effective in preventing HIV when used as prescribed, and DAP wants to lower barriers to anyone who needs it. Andy Ansell, PrEP program manager, shared the top questions people have about PrEP at DAP. You can listen here.
Revivals Treasure Hunt
It is so rewarding to see how much incredible inventory is being scooped up by Revivals customers while they save 50 percent. We launched our Treasure Hunt sale to celebrate Revivals Stores’ silver anniversary and to thank our community for supporting us these 25 years. Throughout November 25, all items with a ‘25-year’ sticker are half-off. Dane Koch, director of retail, told The Desert Sun more about how this hometown chain helps fund healthcare at DAP. You can read more here.