The HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology modules are designed to introduce health professionals who are unfamiliar with working with HIV patients and related subject matter to this area of practice. These three modules are for people who work in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, research, or other health sciences who are looking to gain valuable information relevant to HIV AIDS reporting, surveillance, epidemiology, and related overview.
This overview provides both the context in which the HIV epidemic exists, the details of reporting, and other systems related to HIV. Each module can be watched in less than 30 minutes, meaning that one could cover all three in separate short sessions or consecutively.
The three modules are:
Module I (15 minutes) covers HIV surveillance, its purpose, the different types of surveillance systems, and the security and confidentiality of HIV Surveillance information.
Module II (28 minutes) includes the basics of epidemiology, HIV diagnosis definition, and an overview of HIV epidemiology.
Module III (13 minutes) discusses the HIV treatment as prevention framework, the National HIV AIDS Strategy, the Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA) continuum of engagement, and evaluating change using surveillance data.
The production of the HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology Modules was funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant and made possible through a partnership between the MidAmerica Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC), part of the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice, at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.