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HIV Prevention Case: A Latina Woman With Multiple At-Risk Partners

HIV Prevention Case: A Latina Woman With Multiple At-Risk Partners


Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

30 minutes


May 31, 2017


December 31, 2018
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This activity is part of the IMPACT on Health Disparities in HIV Prevention curriculum. This CME/CE-certified, sequenced learning initiative, including both live and online activities, provides clinicians with expert counsel and resources to help them optimize HIV prevention efforts in at-risk populations.

To learn more about the initiative, please go here.

See Related Activities at the bottom of this page for more of the curriculum.

Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.50 / CNE Contact Hour

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Haymarket Medical Education and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Program Description

African-American and Hispanic women represent 25% of all US women; however, the two groups accounted for 80% of the estimated total of new HIV diagnoses in women. Among Hispanic women/Latinas, more than 85% of the estimated HIV diagnoses are attributed to heterosexual contact. To understand the dynamics of HIV acquisition and transmission in Hispanic communities, and to underscore the importance of the full spectrum of HIV-prevention strategies, this case vignette features a 23-year-old Hispanic, heterosexual woman who reports multiple partners and alludes to working casually as a commercial sex worker. In this setting, it is critical for clinicians to consider partner dynamics and assumptions about the role of Hispanic women in their communities when implementing evidence-based prevention strategies including preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Intended Audience

Primary care and internal medicine clinicians (MDs/DOs, physician assistants [PAs], nurses [RNs], and nurse practitioners [NPs])

Educational Objectives

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
  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

    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.


    Jason M. Leider, MD
    Professor of Clinical Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Bronx, NY

    Dr. Leider discloses that he is a consultant for Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Merck & Co. and is on the speakers’ bureau for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Merck & Co.

    Accredited Provider Disclosure

    Priya Wanchoo, MD, of Haymarket Medical Education, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

    Accreditation Statement

    Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement

    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)

    Accreditation Statement

    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.

    Designation Statement

    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 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.

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    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.


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