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.
1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 1.50 / CNE Contact Hour
Jointly provided by Haymarket Medical Education and Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Supported by educational grants from Gilead Sciences, Inc., and ViiV Healthcare.
Produced by Haymarket Medical Education
Despite the important strides made in HIV management over the past 2 decades, black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) still face a hugely disproportionate risk for HIV infection relative to that of other populations. Unfortunately, uptake of HIV-prevention strategies has been relatively low among this group. While these facts may be unsurprising to advocates who are already working on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, it underscores the need for education, community-specific messaging, and access to effective tools for prevention. Because primary care providers are ideally positioned to identify individuals at risk for HIV infection and to implement effective interventions, it is critical that these clinicians receive education about HIV prevention services.
In this activity recorded during the Health HIV’s 2017 SYNChronicity conference, Richard Elion, MD, and Leandro Mena, MD, will review the skills necessary to identify individuals who have not been tested for HIV and/or who are likely to benefit from prevention strategies. Practical, culturally competent methods for assessing HIV risk are presented, as are tips for educating patients about the importance of knowing their HIV status and the status of their sexual partners, consistent use of condoms, and identifying and minimizing high-risk behaviors. The potential benefits of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of a comprehensive strategy for HIV prevention are reviewed in detail.
Primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals who treat patients at risk for HIV infection
After participating in this activity, clinicians should be better able to:
Discuss the rationale for the use of HIV-prevention strategies for patients at increased risk for infection
Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for HIV-prevention strategies
Utilize HIV-prevention strategies in these individuals
Employ culturally competent education and HIV-prevention counseling strategies for patients in the LGBTQ community
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In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (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. The relevant financial relationships of those persons in a position to control the content of this CME activity will be disclosed prior to the start of the educational activity.
CHAIR Richard A. Elion, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine George Washington University School of Medicine Co-director, HIV/HCV Treatment Research Program Providence Hospital Washington, DC
Richard A. Elion, MD, is on the speakers’ bureaus of and is a consultant to Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Merck.
FACULTY Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH Professor and Chair of Population Health Science John D. Bower School of Population Health Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases School of Medicine University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS
Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH, is on the speakers’ bureau of and is a consultant to Gilead Sciences, Inc.
CE LEAD NURSE PLANNER Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare Jacksonville, FL
Ms. Caputo has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accredited Provider Disclosure
The staff of Haymarket Medical Education and Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare have 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 1.50 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 1.50 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 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 Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare, AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, or Haymarket Medical Education. 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/CME History, which you can access at any time.