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Continuing Education

Program Description

The Prevention IS Care CE Workshop, “Incorporating HIV Prevention into the Medical Care of Persons Living with HIV,” was originally hosted at the 2007 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Annual Meeting. This session was recorded in its entirety and is being made available online to allow healthcare professionals who did not attend the IDSA symposium session, the opportunity to learn more about Prevention IS Care and earn continuing education credits.


The Prevention IS Care CE Workshop, “Incorporating HIV Prevention into the Medical Care of Persons Living with HIV” was designed to translate scientific evidence into practical tools for providers to use with HIV-infected patients with the hopes of influencing the adoption of a new “standard” for routine care, helping physicians better work with patients in reducing risky transmission behaviors.


This continuing education program outlines strategies providers can use to initiate open conversations with their HIV-infected patients and screen for potential risk behaviors. Although there is no specific formula on how to integrate these principles, suggested tools, structural interventions and aids will be demonstrated during the Prevention IS Care workshop.


After participating in this online course, you will be able to:

  • Describe rationale for implementing Prevention in Care recommendations
  • Identify the principles to engage patients in prevention discussions
  • List elements of effective screening for behavioral risk factors
  • Identify at least one technique they could begin using immediately to incorporate prevention discussions into their practice

Time Required

The running time of this program is 1.5 hours.


Health care providers who treat persons living with HIV/AIDS.


CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose that they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.

Presentations do not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

Content Experts and Presenters

John T. Brooks, M.D.
Leader, Clinical Epidemiology Team
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHSTP, CDC
Affiliation: Atlanta VA Medical Center

Alwyn T. Cohall, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health and Clinical Pediatrics
Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University
Affiliation: New York Presbyterian Hospital

Keith D. Rhoades, M.A.
Mental Health Specialist
Diagnosed with HIV in 2003

For Participants

Equipment Needed

The program can be viewed using Windows Media Player. Your browser must be Internet Explorer 5.0 (or later), or Netscape 4.7 (or later), and you must have a Windows Media Player installed on your computer or network. Download Windows Media Player.

The program is available in closed-captioned format. To turn on Closed Captions in Media Player, click "Play" on the top menu bar, pull down to "Captions and Subtitles" then select "On if Available."

Additional Materials

Prevention IS Care campaign materials and the provider resource kit are referenced during the program. To download these materials or to order a free provider resource kit, see Campaign Materials. Then, return to this page to begin the program. You may also order these free materials after the program.

Learner Participation

Learners can provide feedback and ask questions about this program’s content through e-mail inquiries sent to


This program was funded and produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. There are no commercial supporters.

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit will be offered from April 15, 2009 through April 15, 2012.

How to Register

To receive continuing education credit you must first view the entire course (see link below). Then go to CDC’s online system to register for this specific course and to submit the program evaluation.

  • Go to the Training and Continuing Education Online
  • Login as a participant (note: the first time you use the online system you will need to login as a new participant and create a participant profile.)
  • Find the course by searching the catalog using the course number. The course number for this session is WD1382.
  • Select the type of credit you wish to receive (CME, CNE, CEU)
  • Complete the course evaluation
  • Print your continuing education certificate.

For assistance with the online system, call (800) 41-TRAIN or (404) 639-1292 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time or send an e-mail to

Accreditation Statements

Continuing Medical Education

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CDC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

CDC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
This activity provides 1.5 contact hours

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.15 IACET CEU's for this program.