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11233561_10152924974427479_4175543359964754544_nUNC CFAR hosted the annual HIV symposium for clinicians and non-clinicians, in conjunction with the The UNC – Chapel Hill School of Medicine, The Center for Infectious Diseases at UNC – Chapel Hill, North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center, Greensboro AHEC and The Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC – Chapel Hill.

This symposium provides health care providers with an update on the care and treatment of HIV infected patients who are now living longer lives. Presentations and discussions centered around management of the HIV/Hep C co-infected patients, pre-exposure prophylaxis, STD update, syphilis/HIV, and caring for adolescent HIV+ patients. A specific track was offered at the conference for case managers, nurses, psychologists and substance abuse counselors who care for HIV infected patients developed to help them address HIV-related issues of HIV adolescent risk perception, support for an adolescent population and cultural competency.