The Academy Presents at Historic Meeting
On June 14, the Academy took part in a historic meeting in California, sponsored by the California Department of Managed Care. The five largest health plans, the five largest AIDS organizations, and many others met to discuss important issues in HIV/AIDS. The Academy presented its initiatives and definition of an HIV Specialist.
As a result of past and pending legislation in California, the issue of defining an HIV specialist dominated the open and frank discussion. Many of the health plans and AIDS organizations wanted a standard statewide definition of an HIV specialist explained and after discussion showed support for the Academy's initiatives in this area.
The meeting was an important step in continuing to build consensus around the Academy's definition and certification process.
This article was provided by American Academy of HIV Medicine. It is a part of the publication The Nexus. Visit AAHIVM's website to find out more about their activities and publications.