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GW SMHS was recently awarded funding from Gilead Sciences Inc. to lead an 18-month national educational intervention entitled, “Two in One: HIV + COVID Screening and Testing Model” designed with a combined health and racial equity lens for U.S. primary care practitioners (PCPs) to routinize HIV screening and COVID vaccine screening for all of their patients.
The goal of the “Two in One: HIV + COVID Screening and Testing Model” is to improve the capacity of primary care practitioners (PCPs) to make culturally responsive and nonjudgmental communication about COVID vaccine and HIV screening and testing with their racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minoritized patients routine. We aim to change the stigma attached to COVID vaccine and HIV screening and discomfort faced by patients and PCPs in talking openly about risks, protective factors, barriers to care and ongoing support.
The Two in One Model is named for its goal to routinize both COVID vaccine and HIV screening and testing in one PCP visit.