Greetings all -

A second HIV Health Educator position has posted. This is the one in Las Cruces that serves the Southwest Region as part of their Disease Prevention Team (DPT).

The job posting is available online here:

Applicants must submit their information online by Tuesday, September 23rd.

Please help us spread the word about both important positions to qualified individuals.

Thanks,
Andrew

Andrew A. Gans, MPH
HIV, STD and Hepatitis Section Manager
New Mexico Department of HEALTH (NMDOH)

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Greetings all -

The state has posted an important position for recruitment. This is a Health Educator - Advanced that is part of the Disease Prevention Team (DPT) at the Midtown Health Office in Albuquerque.

All applicants must submit their information online via the SPO system by Friday, September 19th.

The posting can be found here. Key details are posted below.

Thanks,
A

Andrew A. Gans, MPH
HIV, STD and Hepatitis Section Manager
New Mexico Department of HEALTH (NMDOH)

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AHCH is recruiting

Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is recruiting for a Harm Reduction Program Coordinator.

For more information, please contact Anita Cordova (anitacordova@abqhch.org) or Jay Crowe (jaycrowe@abqhch.org).

Thanks,
A

Free condoms at  your local public health office

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Some people have had some questions about PrEP.  Here are some of the basics. 

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pozmagazine:

New Study: HIV Diagnoses Fall Across the US, Except in Gay MenIn fact, among MSM between 13 and 24, HIV rates have doubled from about 3,000 up to 7,000 a year.

pozmagazine:

New Study: HIV Diagnoses Fall Across the US, Except in Gay Men

In fact, among MSM between 13 and 24, HIV rates have doubled from about 3,000 up to 7,000 a year.

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npr:

What ‘The Golden Girls’ Taught Us About AIDS" via Barbara Fletcher

"But this is what The Golden Girls was so good at: bringing home those topics that often made people uncomfortable — racism, homosexuality, older female sexuality, sexual harassment, the homeless, addiction, marriage equality and more — and showing us how interconnected and utterly human we all are at any age. Served, of course, with that delicious trademark humor that infused the show throughout its groundbreaking, taboo-busting seven-season run.”

Addressing Opioid Misuse and Abuse: ONDCP and SAMHSA Partnership To Reduce Risk of Overdose

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 12 noon–1 p.m. Eastern Time

This free webinar, presented by Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Acting Director Michael Botticelli and SAMHSA Chief Medical Officer Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., will review Federal policy related to opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose and will provide an overview of the SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. The etiology of opioid abuse and clinician interventions that can reduce the risk of misuse will be addressed.

The SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit provides information on clinical approaches to safe opioid prescribing, risk assessment for overdose, symptoms of overdose, and emergent care in the clinical situation of opioid overdose, including the use of the naloxone antidote.

Continuing medical education is available.

Presenters

Michael Botticelli
Acting Director
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer
SAMHSA

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plannedparenthoodla:

You can’t tell just by looking who has an STD. Many STDs cause no symptoms, so the only way to know your status for sure is to get tested. For example, 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men with chlamydia have no symptoms. And on average, people with HIV don’t develop symptoms for 10 years. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/PPSTDInfo

Get tested your local public health office

plannedparenthoodla:

You can’t tell just by looking who has an STD. Many STDs cause no symptoms, so the only way to know your status for sure is to get tested. For example, 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men with chlamydia have no symptoms. And on average, people with HIV don’t develop symptoms for 10 years. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/PPSTDInfo

Get tested your local public health office

Hola everyone…this Friday is the statewide CPAG meeting. Just a reminder, we will be back at the Alamosa Community Center. Attached is the agenda. Also, this month’s theme is HIV and Gay Men…so please come with new ideas and discussion items pertaining to the theme. Thanks everyone and looking forward to seeing you there. Ciao!
Tony P. Escudero, Health Ed.

Hola everyone…this Friday is the statewide CPAG meeting. Just a reminder, we will be back at the Alamosa Community Center. Attached is the agenda. Also, this month’s theme is HIV and Gay Men…so please come with new ideas and discussion items pertaining to the theme. Thanks everyone and looking forward to seeing you there. Ciao!

Tony P. Escudero, Health Ed.

Get tested at your local public health office

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"Nobody ‘deserves’ to get an STD. An STD isn’t a punishment, and having an STD doesn’t mean you’re dirty — it means you’re human."

Kendall at Planned Parenthood

via Refinery29

(via plannedparenthood)

You can get tested at your your local public health office

Agenda Planning Call Reminder and Minutes

A reminder that the monthly CPAG Agenda Planning call is tomorrow at 10:30 am. The theme for September’s meeting will be “HIV and Gay Men.” If you have any ideas about potential presentations, discussion topics, new research, new interventions, etc., please join! If you have ideas that you would like to share and can’t make the meeting, please send an e-mail to one of the co-chairs and they’ll bring your ideas to the meeting (tony.escudero@state.nm.us or martin.walker505@gmail.com). Call-in info is:

Phone number: 888-757-2790
Participant code: 949251

Also, please find attached last month’s minutes.

Thanks!
Katherine

Katherine Wagner, MIPH
HIV Prevention Evaluation Coordinator


 

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The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program was signed into law 24 years ago this week. Look back at accomplishments over the years in the Living History: