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Act Against AIDS for Healthcare Providers: Continuing Medical Education

The CDC Act Against AIDS Provider Campaigns offer the following free continuing education opportunities for clinicians.

Delivering HIV Prevention and Care to Transgender People
This free web-based CME/CEU program addresses ways health care providers can help high-risk transgender people prevent HIV, improve care for transgender people living with HIV, and incorporate strategies to make clinical environments more welcoming to transgender patients. The program presents the latest data on transgender people and HIV, describes the roles stigma and discrimination play in contributing to health disparities, and provides tips on how to provide patient-centered care specific to transgender people.

Faculty: Asa Radix, MD, MPH, FACP, AAHIVS; Kevin Ard, MD, MPH; Ayana Elliott, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Advancing PrEP in Practice: Practical Strategies for Everyday Challenges
This activity is intended for primary care physicians, ID/HIV specialists, and public health and preventive medicine specialists.

The goal of this activity is to improve recognition among primary care providers of patients who could benefit from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications.

Faculty: Colleen F. Kelley, MD, MPH

HIV Treatment and Care: A Focus on Mental Health and Substance Use
This web-based CME program from CDC and Medscape Education discusses the impact that mental health and substance use disorders can have on HIV treatment and care. This CME activity demonstrates how HIV care providers can screen patients for mental health and substance use issues, address factors related to these disorders, and help patients adhere to HIV treatment and remain in care.

Faculty: W. David Hardy, MD, Francine Cournos, MD, Brian Wells Pence, PhD, Glenn Jordan Treisman, MD, PhD

Preventing HIV Infection in the Primary Care Setting: The Role of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
This CME activity can be completed through Medscape, and is intended for primary care physicians, ID/HIV specialists, nurses, and public health & preventive medicine specialists. The goal of this activity is to discuss the use of PrEP in the primary care setting, including patient assessment and management, CDC guidelines, and tips for incorporating this into practice. Requires free Medscape log in.

Moderator: Michael S. Saag, MD
Faculty: Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD, MPH; Christian B. Ramers, MD, MPH, AAHIVS; Dawn K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH

Serostatus Matters
This video-based educational program available through the American Journal of Medicine HIV Resource Center is designed to help health care providers incorporate routine HIV screening into clinical practice. The four learning modules included in this program include patient-physician vignettes and address the importance of routine HIV screening, practical considerations for HIV screening implementation in the primary care clinician’s practice, communicating test results with patients, and counseling the HIV-infected patient.

Faculty: Donna Sweet, MD; Celia Maxwell, MD; Joseph McGowan, MD; Philip Peters, MD

Sexual History: Skills for HIV Assessment and Prevention
This activity, available through Medscape, is intended for primary care physicians, ID/HIV specialists, and public health & preventive medicine specialists. The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge of primary care physicians on taking a sexual history and how it can prevent HIV infection. Upon completion of this activity, participants will have increased knowledge regarding effective sexual history taking, risk factors for acquiring HIV infection, and HIV testing in the primary care setting.

Faculty: Donna Sweet, MD

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