Creating HCV and/or HIV Elimination Plans Part 1
This training will create a framework for participants to establish a strategy to eliminate HCV/HIV in their communities. The training will cover baseline data, universal screening protocols and strategies, linkage to care, treatment as prevention, PrEP, and syringe service programs. This training is VERY interactive and engaging.
- Identify relevant data to establish baseline measures for an HCV/HIV elimination plan
- Create a draft HCV/HIV universal screening protocol
- Identify linkage to care resources for HCV/HIV positive individuals in communities
- Understand how treatment as prevention and PrEP are prospective elimination strategies
- Understand how syringe service programs reduce the spread of HCV/HIV in communities
Cody Knight serves as the HIV program coordinator of the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center. As the HIV Program Coordinator, he supports and works with Tribal organizations to provide guidance and technical assistance surrounding HIV treatment and prevention policies, procedures, and other related inquiries as made by citizens, providers, and Tribal leaders. Cody leads a team of staff responsible for program development, implementation, and evaluation. He is an appointed member of both state and national groups working on policy and prevention surrounding HIV, HCV, and STIs in Indian Country. Cody earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma Hudson School of Public Health, and is certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and an Associate of Science from Northern Oklahoma College.