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Latest Monkeypox Resources
- Monkeypox Vaccine Performance Data & Vaccine Expansion Eligibility (HIV.gov)
- Update on Monkeypox – A New FYI Video (HIV.gov)
- CDC: Clinical Considerations for Treatment and Prophylaxis of Monkeypox Virus Infection in People with HIV
- Monkeypox: Georgia Department of Public Health
- Signs and Symptoms (per CDC)
- What You Need to Know (APIC)
- CDC’s Response
Latest COVID-19 Resources
This new FAQ developed by HIVMA was designed to help HIV clinicians respond to questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines from people with HIV. The resource is available online and will be updated as new information (and vaccines) become available.
- Know Your COVID-19 Community Level
- Georgia Department of Health
- CDC Press Release: Streamlined COVID-19 Guidance (August 11, 2022)
- CDC COVID-19 Website: What’s New & Updated
- APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
- Federal Guidance on Preventive Services in light of Braidwood
988 Dialing Code Now Available for Call or Text in Georgia
As of July 16, 2022 the 9-8-8 dialing code is now available for call, text or chat. Callers will be connected to a trained staff member who can help address immediate needs and connect the callers to care resources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
9-8-8 is a direct, national three-digit line that connects individuals with suicide prevention and mental health crisis resources.
9-8-8 calls, texts and chats in Georgia are answered by the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
9-8-8 was established to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 9-8-8 will provide easier access to the Lifeline network and related crisis resources, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 9-1-1 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).
If at any time you or someone else is in danger, DIAL 9-1-1, or if you or someone else is in distress, feel like there may be a risk of suicide, or having a crisis related to mental health, substance use, or a developmental disability DIAL 9-8-8.
For more information, including webinars and videos, FAQs, and downloadable fact sheets, visit 988ga.org.
♦ To ensure ethical decision-making on HIV/AIDS issues
♦ To educate and update the public, agencies and public officials on HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns
♦ To promote collaboration among organizations with a similar focus
♦ To advocate for HIV/AIDS issues among Georgia communities and to Georgia’s policymakers
♦ To help inform individuals with HIV on relevant legislative issues
♦ To identify populations at high risk for contracting TB, STIs and Hepatitis
♦ To support testing for TB, STIs and Hepatitis and assist in linking individuals to care programs
♦ To support prevention programs for TB, STIs and Hepatitis
♦ Executive Director: Travis Lindley
♦ Associate Executive Director: Devin Krecl
♦ Fiscal Affairs: Angie Connelly, CPA
♦ Cathalene Teahan RN, MSN
♦ George Michaels DDS
♦ Patrice A. Harris MD, MA, FAPA
♦ Myra Carmen EdD, RN, MN, CPNP
♦ Mike Morris MFA, author
♦ Michael O’Halloran DDS