0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 0.50 / CNE Contact Hour
Provided by Haymarket Medical Education and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of HIV transmission in Native Americans is 5th overall but remains higher than that of white or Asian populations. The vast majority of new diagnoses occur among men who have sex with men and via heterosexual transmission among women. Of greater concern, only 47% with diagnosed HIV for at least 1 year are receiving continual HIV medical care. Indigenous populations such as Native Americans are characterized by long-standing connections to ancestral lands, and geographically diverse cultural and linguistic customs and behaviors. This case vignette takes a closer look at how HIV at-risk health behaviors and outcomes are influenced by these cultural and social determinants. It also underscores the need for health-care providers to heighten their awareness of these factors and to communicate more effectively with Native populations to improve rates of HIV screening and implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies.
Primary care and internal medicine clinicians (MDs/DOs, physician assistants [PAs], nurses [RNs], and nurse practitioners [NPs])
After participating in this activity, clinicians should be better able to:
Describe the role of HIV-prevention strategies in individuals at increased risk for infection
Counsel/educate at-risk individuals about HIV-prevention strategies
Employ HIV-prevention strategies for individuals at risk for HIV infection
Implement practical, evidence-based strategies to ensure that HIV-prevention services are delivered to patients in a culturally competent manner
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In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.
Tamara Saimons, FNP-C, FNP-BC, MSN Southwest Care Center Albuquerque, NM
Ms. Saimons has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accredited Provider Disclosure
Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Contact Hour(s)
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 0.50 contact hours.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Haymarket Medical Education, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.