Academic Detailing

HIV, STIs, and Hepatitis C (Hep C)

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has an academic detailing (AD) program to improve outcomes for people affected by HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and hepatitis C in Arizona. 

AD is a practice focused on supporting providers to adopt and practice evidence-based behaviors to improve patient outcomes. It emphasizes having intentional conversations centered on key clinical messages. 

WHAT DOES AD LOOK LIKE?

A clinician receives an AD “visit” from a detailer, who is someone with experience in sexual health, HIV, STIs, and/or hepatitis C. Visits can be as short as 10 minutes, or as long as an hour.

AD visits are free and are available in-person, virtually, or over the phone. They are typically done one-on-one, but can be done with a larger group as needed.

WHAT CAN I LEARN ABOUT?

Four AD sessions are currently available to clinicians: 

    • Sexual health history taking & STI testing and treatment 
    • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention 
    • Rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy for new HIV diagnoses (Rapid StART)
    • Hepatitis C testing and treatment 

More topics are currently in development, such as syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM), congenital syphilis (CS), and caring for gender expansive individuals.

 

HOW CAN I GET AN AD VISIT?

Although AD visits will be prioritized for clinicians in areas with higher than average incidence and/or prevalence of STIs, HIV, and hepatitis C (based on available surveillance data), we are interested in speaking to any clinician who would like AD services! 

If you are interested in receiving an AD visit, please contact the AD Program Manager, Rocko Cook at rocko.cook@azdhs.gov or by calling 480.538.407.7642.

Resources

AZ 2022-2026 HIV/STI/HEP C Integrated Plan