HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Webinar Series

This five-part webinar series is designed to relate the history of HIV prevention, treatment and care to the rapidly emerging evidence that supports clinicians and other health care professionals in their decisions about treatment and management of patients with SARS-CoV-2. (These are five stand-alone programs, not a scaffolded series; no CME/CEU will be offered.)

Not Our First Rodeo: Using Lessons Learned from HIV to Prevent and Treat SARS-CoV-2
Wednesday, November 4 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST | REGISTER
Presenter: Warren Mitchell, Executive Director, AVAC
As public health officials mobilize to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, denial and indifference are dominating our nation. Attend this webinar to draw on the history of HIV advocacy and harm reduction approaches to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Myth Busting SARS-CoV-2 Testing and Retesting
Thursday, November 12 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST | REGISTER

Presenter: Shelby O’Connor, PhD, AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory, University of Wisconsin – Madison
SARS-CoV-2 testing strategies have rapidly evolved this year for a number of reasons, leaving many people unclear on the efficacy of the test results and when they should be retested. Attend this webinar to learn how to effectively communicate the need for SARS-COV-2 testing and repeat testing and debunk myths or concerns patients have.

Surviving SARS-CoV-2
Tuesday, November 17 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST | 
Presenter: Michael Saag, MD, Professor and Director, Division of Infectious Disease at University of Alabama at Birmingham
SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t care who you are, how old you are or the setting we provide for it to propagate. Attend this webinar to hear a firsthand experience from an infectious disease doctor on surviving
Badgers Bounce Back: A Roadmap to Build a SARS-CoV-2 Mitigation Response
Monday, December 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST | REGISTER
Presenter: Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases, Wisconsin Department of Health Services; Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

There is no silver bullet to mitigating SARS-CoV-2 now or in the near future. Attend this webinar to learn about the most up-to-date and effective prevention, treatment and care strategies for SARS-CoV-2.
COVID-19 Therapeutic and Vaccine Research: Challenges and Similarities to HIV
Tuesday, December 15 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST | REGISTER
Presenters: David O’Connor, PhD, Tom Friedrich, PhD, AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Americans want to resume their lives faster than a vaccine will become available. Attend this webinar to learn about advancements in therapeutic and vaccine research as part of a multi-prong approach to mitigating SARS-CoV-2.


This post was authored by Julie Astrella on 10/15/2020.