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Instituto de Salud y Educación sobre Tratamientos
Carlos Maldonado
(212) 584-9314


The objective of the Institute is to provide Spanish-speaking HIV healthcare professionals, from across the country with training on new HIV/AIDS treatments and proven strategies for HIV education in Spanish, as well as facilitate a network of Latino healthcare professionals in the HIV/AIDS field. Based on a popular education model, the Institute is a dynamic, interactive training forum that encourages active participation of trainees. The curricula has been refined over the past decade into a four-day (32 hour) program covering the socio-cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS, fundamentals of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, medication adherence, vaccines and microbicides; treatment challenges specific to women; HIV pathogenesis; understanding the immune system and many other treatment issues.

DAY - 1

• Pre - Test
• Introduction of participants and trainers
• Brief explanation of the Popular Education model (Paulo Freire's techniques)
• History of Treatment Activism
• Exercise on Advocacy
• Pointers on Advocacy techniques
• Socio-Cultural Aspects of HIV/AIDS in the Latino Community

• History of the FDA
• Introduction of Clinical Trials Ethics
• Interactive presentation on how to ensemble a clinical trial

Closing of Day One

DAY - 2

• Q and A of the topics discuss previously
• The Puzzle (How a medication is developed)
• Phases of Clinical Trials
• The Globalization of HIV
• Microbicides Development
• Vaccine Development

• Basic introduction to virology
• The Retrovirus family
• Concepts in the transmission of HIV
• HIV reproduction

Closing of Day One

DAY - 3

• Q and A of the topics discuss previously
• The Blood tests for HIV + patients
• Guidelines for the HIV patients
• Introduction to the Immune System

• Opportunistic Infections
• Categorizing opportunistic infections (game)
• ABC of Hepatitis
• Socio-Cultural aspects of the HIV + Women

DAY - 4

• Q and A of the topics discuss previously
• Opportunistic Infections in the HIV + Women
• Perinatal transmission
• Basic concepts of Pharmacology
• Historic overview of HIV Treatments

• Interactions and Side Effects of HIV Medications
• Pipeline
• Post - Test
• Training Evaluation

Closing and Participants Certificates
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