Evaluating the Effectiveness of the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) National Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Curriculum.

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Authors

Journal

J Med Educ Curric Dev.

Publication Year

2021

Abstract

Background: People with human immunodeficiency virus (PWHIV) who have hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection are at a higher risk of progression of liver disease than the general population. Direct acting antivirals provide a therapeutic option for HCV cure, however access to HCV specific care for PWHIV can be challenging. A paucity of specialist providers is a barrier to this care.

Objectives: This study aims to assess knowledge gained about HIV/HCV coinfection among health care providers.

Methods: AIDS Education Training Centers (AETC) have developed a modular national HIV/HCV coinfection curriculum consisting of a free selfdirected online curriculum to educate health care providers, including nonspecialist providers, involved in the care of PWHIV on HCV care and management. The effectiveness of this curriculum was evaluated with pre and post module assessment completion by learners compared with a paired t-test.

Results: 716 people received links to the curriculum and 277 modules were completed by 221 unique individuals. 86% completed one module, 9% complete 2 modules, and the remaining 5% completed between 3 and all 6 modules. There were statistically significant increases in knowledge in the epidemiology module.

Keywords: HIV; coinfection; hepatitis C.

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) National Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Curriculum.
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Categories

AETC, Comorbidities, SPNS, Workforce