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.
1.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 1.25 / CNE Contact Hours
Jointly provided by Morehouse School of Medicine Office of Extended Professional Education and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Produced by Haymarket Medical Education
HIV incidence continues to steadily increase among those groups that have historically been disproportionately affected. Black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), in particular, still face a hugely disproportionate risk for HIV infection relative to that of other populations. HIV prevention and other prevention strategies can be particularly challenging for MSM and other high-risk populations due to a variety of social and structural barriers. Chief among them is the community stigma that continues to surround homosexuality/bisexuality and HIV status. In light of the recent data on continuing disparities, overcoming obstacles to accessing prevention strategies is more critical than ever. Primary care providers are ideally positioned to identify and manage individuals at risk for HIV infection. This activity discusses the appropriate use of HIV-prevention strategies in patients at highest risk with a goal to provide primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals with practical methods for implementing HIV-prevention strategies in patients who are most at risk.
Primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals who treat HIV patients and those populations who are at risk
After participating in this activity, clinicians should be better able to:
Describe the urgent need for HIV-prevention strategies among gay and bisexual men of color
Identify patients who are likely to benefit from HIV-prevention strategies
Utilize HIV-prevention strategies in appropriate patients
Employ evidence-based strategies to ensure that HIV-prevention education is provided to patients in a culturally competent manner
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), in accordance with the ACCME guidelines, requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. Full disclosure of speaker relationships will be made at the activity. Those expecting to discuss “off-label” drugs must identify that portion of the presentation as being related to off-label drugs. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by MSM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and the appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
Elena V. Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP President and CEO National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) President National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) Washington, DC
Dr. Rios has nothing to disclose.
Capt. Kenneth L. Dominguez, MD, MPH (USPHS) Medical Epidemiologist Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, GA
Dr. Dominguez has nothing to disclose.
Rebecca Vargas-Jackson, MD Infectious Disease Specialist College of Health and Human Services George Mason University Fairfax, VA
Dr. Vargas-Jackson has nothing to disclose.
CME ACTIVITY DIRECTORS
Mesfin G. Fransau, MD Morehouse Medical School of Medicine (MSM) Atlanta, GA
Dr. Fransau has nothing to disclose.
H. Gene Stringer, MD Morehouse Medical School of Medicine (MSM) Atlanta, GA
Ms. Caputo has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The staff of Morehouse School of Medicine 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
The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of up to 1.25 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 1.25 contact hours.
Publishing Staff Disclosures
Priya Wanchoo, MD, CHCP, and Marcello Morgan, MD, CHCP, of Haymarket Medical Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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.
CME activities sponsored by Morehouse School of Medicine are offered for continuing education purposes only. Practitioners must continue to exercise their professional judgment when selecting diagnostic tests and therapy specific to the patient’s medical needs.
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.
If you have any questions relating to the CME accreditation of this activity, please contact MSM at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-752-1106.
If you have any questions relating to the CE accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH at email@example.com.