HTTP Batch 2 Session Topics

Module 1: Basic Knowledge on HIV Care

Session 1
May 16, 2019
Lecture 1: History & Epidemiology
Lecture 2: Clinical Course of HIV
Dr. Anne Gabriel-Chan
Dr. Karl Evans Henson
Session 2
May 23, 2019
Lecture 3: First Visit
Lecture 4: Adherence Counseling
Dr. Christine Penalosa-Ramos
Ed Busi
Session 3
May 30, 2019
Lecture 5: TB & HIVDr. Rosally Zamora
Session 4
June 6, 2019
Lecture 6: Common Opportunistic InfectionsDr. Cybele Abad

Session 5
June 13, 2019
Lecture 7: ART Dosing & Side EffectsDr. Evalyn Roxas
Session 6
June 20, 2019

Lecture 7: Follow-up of Patients on Treatment
Lecture 8: Counseling & Crisis Points
Dr. Joseph Buensalido
Dr. Gia Sison

Module 2: Advanced Knowledge on HIV Care

Session 7
June 27, 2019
Lecture 9: Sexually Transmitted Infections
Session 8
July 4, 2019
Lecture 10: Treatment Failure & Resistance
Session 9
July 11, 2019
Lecture 11: Long Term ART Side Effects
Lecture 12: Dermatology
Session 10
July 18, 2019
Lecture 13: Metabolic Changes among PLHIV in Long-term ART
Lecture 14: HIV and Aging
Session 11
July 25, 2019
Lecture 15: Non-Infectious Neurological Issues among PLHIV
Lecture 16: Mental Health
Session 12
August 1, 2019
Lecture 17: Substance Abuse & Harm Reduction
Lecture 18: Best Practices in Harm Reduction Model in Australia
Session 13
August 8, 2019
Lecture 19: Nutrition
Lecture 20: Hepatitis and HIV
Session 14
August 15, 2019
Lecture 21: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
Lecture 22: Pediatric HIV
Session 15
August 22, 2019
Lecture 23: SOGIE
Lecture 24: HIV & Transhealth
Session 16
August 29, 2019
Lecture 25: Updates on RA 11166
Lecture 26: Accessing Justice for PLHIV
Session 17
September 5, 2019
Lecture 27: PhilHealth Processing, Procurement, and Logistics
Lecture 28: Self Care for HIV Healthcare Providers

http Beginnings

The HIV Telehealth Training Program is patterned after the model adopted in Vietnam, which was largely motivated by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center’s Department of Internal Medicine’s Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) or Project ECHO. The latter was developed as an innovative approach to improve access to high quality clinical care among rural and underserved population in New Mexico through capacity building of primary care physicians and other healthcare workers. Project ECHO used videoconferencing technology to bring together multiple community-based primary care physicians with specialists from academic centers for the purpose of co-managing the patients handled by the former. 

Telehealth allowed for providers from multiple locations to connect simultaneously with a central team of experts, allowing for experience sharing and peer-to-peer learning between clinical sites. Learning is exponential, as participants can  also serve as hubs of information of the institutions within their jurisdiction.

Three years after its implementation in Vietnam, the success of telehealth is seen in the establishment of over 17 central hubs in their respective territories, leading to a network of 695 clinical sites, participants from 62 provinces. Certification of healthcare providers in HIV medicine were established through online courses, which was organized by five hubs, enabling 779 providers from 46 provinces to professionalize their services – physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and others.

Evaluation of the program showed improvement of self-assessed confidence in HIV care (mean baseline score 2.9; mean post score 3.9; p<.001), quality of care provided, and reduction of professional isolation.

SHIP Medical Director Dr. Kate Leyritana visited HAIVN to witness this marvel of distance education personally, and with the help of country director Dr. Todd Pollack and the Ho Chi Minh branch support staff, she was able to learn about Telehealth enough to propose it for the Philippines.


the Pilot Class

The Pilot Class is made up of participants from

  • Antipolo SHC
  • Bacoor SHC
  • Cainta Reproductive Wellness and SHC
  • Chinese General Hospital
  • DOH Regional Office IV-A
  • Imus Reproductive and Wellness Center
  • Laguna Medical Center
  • Love Yourself Inc
  • Muntinlupa Reproductive Health & Wellness Clinic
  • Ospital ng Biñan
  • San Pablo City SHC