Act Against AIDS for Healthcare Providers
Health Care Provider Campaigns
HIV Screening. Standard Care. TM
A campaign to encourage primary care providers to promote routine HIV testing during patient visits.
Target Audience: : Internal medicine and family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who practice primary care in the United States
One Test. Two Lives. TM
A campaign to encourage health care providers to test pregnant women for HIV infection and help reduce the number of infants born with HIV.
Target Audience: OB/GYNs, Certified Nurse Midwives
Prevention IS Care TM
A campaign to encourage HIV care providers to help patients living with HIV reduce risky behaviors through brief conversations that focus on safer sex, adherence, and retention in care.
Target Audience: HIV Care providers, including infectious disease physicians, primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners
Continuing Medical Education
The CDC Act Against AIDS Provider Campaigns offer the following free continuing education opportunities for clinicians.
Positively Speaking: Talking About Safer Sexual Behaviors
This program was designed to assist clinicians caring for people living with HIV to integrate brief prevention messages into their clinical practice. This CME program features exam room provider-patient interactions to help clinicians promote safer sexual behaviors and drug use behaviors among HIV-infected patients. Positively Speaking also demonstrates how to identify teachable moments and how health care providers can use them to positively impact behavior change.
Faculty: John T. Brooks, MD; Wayne Duffus, MD, PhD; W. David Hardy, MD; Jack Mackenroth; Kathleen E. Squires, MD
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
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
- Page last reviewed: January 10, 2017
- Page last updated: January 10, 2017
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