Drs. Janelle and Gadkowski recently presented the results of their three-year HRSA-funded SPNS project at the 2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment.
The presentation, given virtually with co-investigators from Rutgers School of Nursing, Louisiana State University, and Howard University, detailed the impact of four evidence-based interventions on routine screening and testing of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people with HIV (PWH). Interventions included comprehensive sexual health history-taking using audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI) software, self-collected extragenital gonorrhea and chlamydia tests, the introduction of an LGBTQ+ welcoming environment, and provider training.
The interventions have been bundled into an STI Clinic Starter Kit that is being promoted via a national campaign. Titled “Addressing STIs: Ask. Test. Treat. Repeat.”, the initiative aims to help reduce STIs among people with HIV and those at risk for HIV.
To access the STI Clinic Starter Kit, scan the QR code or go to https://targethiv.org/library/sexual-history-taking-toolkit.