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Current Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) Programs

HIV Testing, Prevention, and Treatment panel

HIV Testing, Prevention, and Treatment: A Stepwise Approachexternal icon
This web-based activity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Medscape Education is intended for primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists, HIV specialists, nurses, and public health and preventive medicine specialists. The goal of this activity is to discuss the role of primary care clinicians in various disciplines in preventing HIV infection and optimizing care of people with HIV.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have increased knowledge regarding:

  • Development of an integrated, interprofessional model for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to address initial and ongoing patient engagement.
  • Identification of opportunities to engage with patients at all points along the continuum of care.
  • Challenges encountered by various clinical professionals in advancing HIV care.
  • Strategies for incorporating HIV screening, prevention, and management into routine clinical practice.

Faculty: Paul E. Sax, MD; David Malebranche, MD, MPH; Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, AACRN, FAAN; Ariel Watriss, MSN, NP-C; Sampath Wijesinghe, DHSc, MS, MPAS, AAHIVS, PA-C

Note: While an account is free to clinicians, a Medscape account is required to view the program.

CME/CEU: This activity is acceptable for up to 1.0 contact hour of CME or CE credits. Certification begins on 07/27/2021. Term of approval is for one year from this date (07/27/2022). Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP)external iconexternal icon
This activity is intended for primary care physicians, infectious diseases/HIV specialists, and public health and preventive medicine specialists.

The goal of this activity is to improve knowledge regarding the benefits of treatment as prevention (TasP) for patients living with HIV and the best practices for implementing TasP in clinical practice.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding: the data supporting TasP; key barriers/disparities, (particularly within the South) that may hinder adoption of TasP; available resources and tools that can be used to facilitate TasP.
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to effectively communicate the benefits of treatment for individuals, their loved ones, and/or sex partners

Faculty: Myron S. Cohen, MD; Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH; David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH

Note: While an account is free to clinicians, a Medscape account is required to view the program.

CME/CEU: This activity is acceptable for up to 1.0 contact hour of CME or CE credits. Certification begins on 07/27/2021. Term of approval is for one year from this date (07/27/2022). Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Vital Signs: HIV Infection, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men — United States, 2010–2019external iconexternal icon
MMWR and Medscape are offering a free CE on HIV infections among men who have sex with men during 2010-2019. An analysis of national data found that new HIV infections remained relatively stable among Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men, but infections declined among White men who have sex with men.

Authors: Marc A. Pitasi, MPH; Linda Beer, PhD; Susan Cha, PhD; Shacara Johnson Lyons, MSPH; Angela L. Hernandez, MD; Joseph Prejean, PhD; Linda A. Valleroy, PhD; Stacy M. Crim, MPH; Lindsay Trujillo, MPH; Dominique Hardman, MPA; Elizabeth M. Painter, PhD; Jacqueline Petty, MS; Jonathan H. Mermin, MD; Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD; H. Irene Hall, PhD

Note: While an account is free to clinicians, a Medscape account is required to view the program.

CME/CEU: This activity is acceptable for up to .25 contact hour of CME or CE credits. Certification began on 04/04/2022. Term of approval is for one year from this date (04/04/2023). Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Awareness and Referral to Providers Among Hispanic/Latino Persons — United States, 2019external icon
This activity is intended for public health officials, infectious disease clinicians, hematologists, internists, and other clinicians caring for Hispanic patients who may be eligible for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection.

The goal of this activity is to describe PrEP awareness and referral to providers among Hispanic persons, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis of 2019 National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation HIV testing data.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Describe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness and referral to providers among Hispanic persons, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis of 2019 National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation HIV testing data
  • Determine factors associated with PrEP awareness and referral to providers among Hispanic persons, according to a CDC analysis of 2019 National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation HIV testing data
  • Identify clinical and public health implications of PrEP awareness and referral to providers among Hispanic persons, according to a CDC analysis of 2019 National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation HIV testing data

Authors: Shubha Rao, MPH; Mesfin S. Mulatu, PhD; Mingjing Xia, MS; Guoshen Wang, MS; Wei Song, PhD; Aba Essuon, PhD; Deesha Patel, MPH; Adanze Eke, MS; Emilio J. German, MSHSA

Note: While an account is free to clinicians, a Medscape account is required to view the program.

CME/CEU: This activity is acceptable for up to .25 contact hour of CME or CE credits. Certification begins on 02/08/2022. Term of approval is for one year from this date (02/08/2023). Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Current Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Programs

HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP)external icon
This activity is intended for primary care physicians, infectious diseases/HIV specialists, and public health and preventive medicine specialists.

The goal of this activity is to improve knowledge regarding the benefits of treatment as prevention (TasP) for patients living with HIV and the best practices for implementing TasP in clinical practice.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding: the data supporting TasP; key barriers/disparities, (particularly within the South) that may hinder adoption of TasP; available resources and tools that can be used to facilitate TasP.
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to effectively communicate the benefits of treatment for individuals, their loved ones, and/or sex partners

Faculty: Myron S. Cohen, MD; Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH; David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH

Note: While an account is free to clinicians, a Medscape account is required to view the program.

CME/CEU: This activity is acceptable for up to 1.0 contact hour of CME or CE credits. Certification begins on 07/27/2021. Term of approval is for one year from this date (07/27/2022). Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Treatment as Prevention (TasP)external icon
The goal of this activity is to improve knowledge regarding the benefits of TasP for patients with HIV and the best practices for implementing TasP in clinical practice.

Format: Online
Expires: 7/2022


HIV PrEP: Prescribing PrEPexternal icon
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to initiate clinical pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care and provide follow-up monitoring. This course provides an overview of the pharmacology of the medication used for PrEP, important lab tests, and clinical considerations in starting PrEP. This course reviews ruling out HIV infection, considerations for the test window period, and signs and symptoms of acute HIV infection. The learner will learn about follow-up monitoring and important educational messages for people on PrEP.

Format: Online
Expires: 11/7/2023


HIV PrEP: Engaging Patients with PrEP in U.S. Clinicsexternal icon
This course covers approaches for engaging with and identifying people who may benefit from PrEP in clinical settings to increase access to and uptake of PrEP.

Format: Online
Expires: 3/4/2023


HIV Testing in Retail Pharmacies
This training aims to provide pharmacists and pharmacy staff with the skills necessary to conduct a complete HIV testing session using rapid test technology with control solutions. The training teaches participants CDC’s Six-Step HIV Testing Protocol and reviews considerations for implementing HIV testing in pharmacy settings.

To sign up for this course, contact National HIV Classroom Learning Center at RequestCDCTraining@caiglobal.org

Format: 1-hour eLearning pre-course, 4.5-hour virtual training


HIV PrEP: PrEP and Pregnancyexternal icon
This course reviews considerations for the provision of PrEP for women during the preconception, antenatal, and postpartum periods in HIV-discordant couples. PrEP is an effective option for women to prevent HIV, while not preventing pregnancy. This course describes how to identify women who could benefit from preconception PrEP, recommendations for prescribing PrEP to women who wish to conceive, safety of PrEP during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and an approach to counseling women about PrEP use.

Format: Online
Expires: 12/18/2023

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Prevention of HIV Acquisition Among Adolescents: Clinical Considerations, 2020external icon

This activity is intended for pediatricians, infectious disease clinicians, family practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinicians caring for patients in whom pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with antiretroviral medication for HIV infection may be appropriate.

The goal of this activity is to describe evidence from expert opinion and published literature regarding providing PrEP to adolescents, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) report.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) safety data related to adolescents, according to an MMWR report
  2. Understand consent, confidentiality, and other issues relevant to providing PrEP for adolescents, according to an MMWR report
  3. Determine PrEP medication initiation, adherence, and persistence, according to an MMWR report

Authors: Mary R. Tanner, MD; Peter Miele, MD; Wendy Carter, DO; Sheila Salvant Valentine, JD; Richard Dunville, MPH; Bill G. Kapogiannis, MD; Dawn K. Smith, MD


HIV Transmission Along the Continuum of Care

HIV Transmission Along the Continuum of Careexternal icon
The goal of this activity is to describe estimated HIV transmission rates along the continuum of care in the United States in 2016, according to an HIV transmission model.

This activity is intended for public health officials and clinicians who treat and manage patients with or at risk for HIV infection including infectious disease physicians, hematologists/oncologists, internists, and other physicians; nurses; and pharmacists.

On completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the estimated number of persons with HIV infection and the HIV transmission rate at each step along the continuum of care in the United States in 2016, according to an HIV transmission model.
  2. Determine demographic factors associated with the estimated number of persons with HIV infection and HIV transmission rate at each step along the continuum of care in the United States in 2016, according to an HIV transmission model.
  3. Identify clinical and public health implications of estimated HIV transmission rates along the continuum of care in the United States in 2016, according to an HIV transmission model.

To access this free MMWR/Medscape CE activity, visit (medscape.org/viewarticle/918021). If you are not a registered user on Medscape, register for free or login without a passwordexternal icon and get unlimited access to all CE activities and other Medscape features.

Authors: Zihao Li, PhD; David W. Purcell, JD, PhD; Stephanie L. Sansom, PhD; Demorah Hayes, MA; H. Irene Hall, PhD
Note: While an account is free to clinicians, a Medscape account is required to view the program.


doctor with patient discussing mental health and substance abuse, cme

HIV Treatment and Care: A Focus on Mental Health and Substance Useexternal icon
This web-based activity from CDC and Medscape Education discusses the impact mental health and substance use disorders can have on HIV treatment and care.

This activity demonstrates how HIV care providers can

  • screen patients for mental health and substance use disorders,
  • address factors related to these disorders, and
  • help patients adhere to HIV treatment and remain in care.

On completion of this activity, participants will have increased their knowledge about

  • mental health and/or substance use disorders as risk factors for nonadherence to ART,
  • unique challenges faced by patients with HIV who experience mental health and/or substance use disorders,
  • strategies for screening and addressing factors related to mental health and/or substance use disorders during HIV treatment and care, and
  • clinical benefits of including assessment for mental health and/or substance use disorders in the routine medical care of patients with HIV.

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

Note: While an account is free to clinicians, a Medscape account is required to view the program.

CME/CEU: This activity is acceptable for up to 0.75 CME credits. Certification was reviewed and renewed on 10/23/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date (10/23/2019). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


doctor with patient discussing PrEP

Advancing PrEP in Practice: Practical Strategies for Everyday Challengesexternal icon
This activity is intended for primary care physicians, infectious disease/HIV specialists, and public health and preventive medicine specialists. It will help primary care providers identify patients who could benefit from HIV PrEP medications.

On completion of this activity, participants will have greater competence to:

  • identify patients who are candidates for PrEP,
  • address the need for clinical and laboratory assessments before PrEP initiation,
  • monitor patients receiving PrEP, and
  • use PrEP with women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant.

Faculty: Colleen F. Kelley, MD, MPH

Note: While an account is free to clinicians, a Medscape account is required to view the program.

CME/CEU: This activity is acceptable for up to 1.50 contact hours of CME or CE credits.

HIV Prevention Certified Providerexternal icon
HealthHIV's HIV PREVENTION CERTIFIED PROVIDER program is an online, self-paced CME curriculum composed of five (5) free e-learning courses in HIV prevention detailing the pertinent clinical and practice information that clinicians need to effectively employ HIV prevention interventions.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants:

  • Earn a certificate recognizing their designation as an HIV Prevention Certified Provider (HIV PCP), and receive 5.0 continuing education credits (types detailed below).

The HIV PCP is available to:

  • Medical Doctors (MD)
  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Doctors of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Other degrees, such as Bachelors of Science

CDC Learning Connection
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CDC TRAINexternal icon
Find your next training with CDC TRAIN. This learning system provides access to thousands of courses on a variety of topics from CDC and other public health organizations, including many with free CE.

Addressing Health Literacy, Limited English Proficiency and Cultural Differences
This course helps healthcare professionals assess their patients’ health literacy and language needs and practice culturally competent care.

The AIDS Education and Training Centers’ National HIV Curriculumexternal icon
A free educational web site from the University of Washington. The up-to-date National HIV Curriculum offers six modules with 37 lessons and corresponding question bank topics which address HIV diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Free CME credit, MOC points, CNE contact hours, and CE contact hours are available throughout the site. Free pharmacology CE for advanced practice nurses is also available for many activities. The web site is funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).