Methods: We developed a high-quality video demonstrating a variety of “teachable moments” leading to focused discussions about sexuality and sexual practices. Experienced HIV providers used improvisational role-play to highlight effective approaches to identify and exploit “teachable moments” in three different HIV-positive patient scenarios—a sexually active, young MSM, a female in a serodiscordant, heterosexual relationship, and a newly diagnosed patient reporting difficulties with disclosure. Simulated, real-life patient scenarios are interspersed with HIV expert commentary describing the benefits of and barriers to using brief, candid conversations with patients, not only to protect their own health, but also to reduce HIV and STD transmission risks.
Results: This one-hour, educational program details candid, in-depth provider-patient conversations in three modules: “Teachable Moments,” with a long-term, established patient receiving ART; transmission prevention for serodiscordant couples; and actively interviewing a recently diagnosed patient. The program has been CME/CNE accredited and will be available online in October 2015.
Conclusion: Putting the new recommendations into action provides a powerful tool for HIV providers to motivate their patients to live longer, healthier lives by avoiding co-infections and STDs and reducing HIV transmission to others.
W. D. Hardy,
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