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Current Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) Programs

HIV Transmission Along the Continuum of Care
HIV Transmission Along the Continuum of Care

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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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 07/25/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date (07/25/2020). Participants 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. Certification begins on 09/20/2017. Term of approval is for two years from this date (09/20/2019). Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Archived CME/CEU Programs

Serostatus Mattersexternal icon
This video-based educational program—available through the American Journal of Medicine HIV Resource Center—will help healthcare providers incorporate routine HIV screening into clinical practice.

The four learning modules in this program include:

  1. Patient-physician vignettes that address the importance of routine HIV screening
  2. Practical considerations for HIV screening implementation in in the primary care clinician’s practice
  3. Communicating test results with patients
  4. Counseling a patient with HIV

On completion of the activity, learners will be able to

  • implement routine HIV screening in their practice, and
  • apply skills to physician-patient interaction around HIV testing.

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

Note: While an account is free to clinicians, an Elsevier CME account is required to view the program.

Delivering HIV Prevention and Care to Transgender Peopleexternal icon [Expired – 3/5/19]
This web-based activity will assist health providers caring for transgender people, particularly transgender women.

The focus is on:

  • presenting the latest data on transgender people and HIV,
  • describing the roles stigma and discrimination can play in contributing to health disparities, and
  • providing tips to provide the best patient-centered care for transgender people.

Topics include:

  • Strategies to make clinical environments more welcoming to transgender patients
  • HIV prevention and care, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Initiation and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • Safer sexual behaviors
  • HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

After completing the evaluation survey, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate for continuing education credit. For issues about receiving a certificate, please email lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org

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

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

Preventing HIV Infection in the Primary Care Setting: The Role of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)external icon [expired 11-16-2018]
This Medscape CME activity is for primary care physicians, infectious disease/HIV specialists, nurses, and public health and preventive medicine specialists.

It discusses the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the primary care setting, including patient assessment and management, CDC guidelines, and tips for incorporating these elements into practice.

On completion of this activity, participants are able to

  • discuss the role of PrEP in preventing HIV infection,
  • summarize key recommendations of the CDC PrEP guidelines, and
  • identify strategies to integrate the use of PrEP in the primary care setting for patients at risk of HIV.

Moderator: Michael S. Saag, MD

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

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

Other Learning Opportunities

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 project is funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The National HIV Curriculum provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States. Free CME contact hours and CNE credits are offered throughout the site. Pharmacology CE for advanced practice nurses is also available for many activities.