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For a while now Google has judged sites on the question "Would you trust this site with your life or your money?" And based on recent changes to the guidelines they've given their site reviewers, questions like that are becoming an even bigger factor in how they rank websites. (Yes, Google manually reviews sites).

So I figured I'd create a thread that will be stickied in the root of the Sexual Health section where people can state ways in which they'd be considered an expert on sexual health. While this is inspired by Google's guidelines it will also be useful to average visitors who come to the site. A lot of you have backgrounds in public health, counseling, and medical care. So I'd like to show off your credentials by formally listing them.

This thread is only for listing credentials, not discussing them. So don't post replies.

But if you have credentials that would make you something of an expert in some aspect of sexual health, and you contribute to the sexual health discussions on this site - please take the time to list them. Examples would be:

  • Licensed doctors, nurses and counselors/therapists who have experience with sexual health issues.
  • People with degrees in public health.
  • People who've been formally trained to work hotlines that dealt with sexual health issues.
  • People who have leadership roles in community organizations that deal with sexual health.
  • Researchers who work on projects related to HIV/AIDS or other sexual health issues.

You don't have to be too detailed - feel free to keep your identity private. Things like "Licensed physician in a mid-western state", or "Sexual Health Policy Coordinator for a community organization with 2,000 active clients" are completely sufficient.

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About ten years working with Lesbian and Gay Switchboard from the first reports of "strange cancers and pneumonias"

2 years working with National Aids Helpline

2 years working with Body Positive

3 years working with myHIV*

*myHIV is an internet project, the rest are/were telephone projects

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I am a member of Boston Planning Council , which is the body responsible for determine how the over 14 millions of Ryan White Part A funds are used in the Boston EMA.  I also sit on the planning committee who oversee the needs assessment process and looks at area of unmet need  for people living with HIV

 

I am also a member of the NH HIV Planning Group, which oversee the Ryan White part B fund.  I am a member of the advisory committee, the Co-chair of the Consumer Committee and I also sit on an ADHOC committee that was established to make sure that people living in the state have access to PreP and that we offer education to all the primary care physician who need training before they can prescribe PreP

 

I also doing outreach work with JSI out of Boston in conjunction with my states DHHS.  we are looking to find people who living with HIV and who have been out of care for more that an year and why thy are not in care.   

 

I am an advocate for the people living with HIV in my geographical area.  Housing and the why the HOWPA funds are being used are one of those area that I pushing for change.  

 

Since I'm currently unemployed and with the expanded medicaid being role out last year I am battle to keep my ID who is also my PCP.  I have to jump rope and hurtle to get the medicaid manage care program to pay for my current refill of Stirbild as they need to determine that it is medically necessary to have that prescribe for my illness.  Its really mess and it impacting many people who are living with HIV

 

A side note also the chairperson of steering committee for a local AID Walk & 5K run.

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I'm a registered nurse with almost ten years of ambulatory care (clinic) experience, with additional training in HIV/STD prevention and treatment and also a past stint working in HIV clinical research - which I don't actively do anymore but still keep up with the latest in the field. 

At this point I am eligible for ACRN (AIDS/HIV Care Registered Nursing) certification, but have not yet sat for the exam. 

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On ‎23‎/‎07‎/‎2014 at 0:21 PM, bearbandit said:

About ten years working with Lesbian and Gay Switchboard from the first reports of "strange cancers and pneumonias"

2 years working with National Aids Helpline

2 years working with Body Positive

3 years working with myHIV*

*myHIV is an internet project, the rest are/were telephone projects

And you have been a huge help to me on more than one occasion on this site bearbandit. Many thanks!

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I hold my Master's in Public Health from the University of Texas system.

I have worked in a Ryan White Office of Support and in a clinic as a AIDS Drug Assistance Coordinator.

I have worked in transitional housing with HIV+ homeless men.

I am certified to do HIV testing and counseling in my state.

Users with questions are welcome to DM me.

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I’m a registered pharmacist with experience  optimizing medication regimens in an ambulatory HIV clinic. I currently work in the pharmaceutical industry in drug development (I help design and monitor clinical trials in oncology), and have experience with HIV clinical trials.

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