Resources for Healthcare Providers

Find information for healthcare providers about HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB to support the delivery of high-quality care.

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HIV

HIV Clinical Care Delivery Resources

The CDC HIV Nexus is a one-stop location for information across the HIV continuum, including up-to-date tools and guidelines for healthcare practices and educational materials for patients.

HIV Clinical Care Delivery Campaign Resources

CDC develops a variety of resources for health care providers through its Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.  Examples of campaign resources are included below. For a complete listing of campaign resources, please visit the Let’s Stop HIV Together webpage.

HIV Trainings and Continuing Medical Education

CDC and other organizations provide educational modules and training opportunities on key elements of HIV care delivery. You can access some of these training and education resources using the links below. For a complete listing of available resources, please visit the Continuing Medical Education credits and Continuing Education units on the HIV Nexus webpage.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NCHHSTP Expert Commentaries on Medscape
    These commentaries are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC’s authoritative guidance directly to Medscape’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
HIV Consultation and Referral Services

CDC and other organizations offer HIV consultation resources for providers. Examples of these consultation services are identified below.  For a complete listing, please visit the HIV Hotlines Library.

  • CDC Info
    CDC Info is CDC’s national health information hotline, providing answers to your questions regarding HIV, how to protect yourself, and where to get an HIV test.
    1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) | 1-888-232-6348 TTY
  • AIDS Infoexternal icon
    A service of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), AIDS Info offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.
    1-800-HIV-0440 (448-0440) | 1-888-480-3739 TTY
    1-301-315-2816 (Outside United States)
  • The National HIV Clinicians Consultation Centerexternal icon
    Access expert clinical advice on providing optimal care for HIV-positive patients, advice on HIV management in pregnant women and infants, hepatitis C management, substance use management, PrEP, and PEP.

VIRAL HEPATITIS

Viral Hepatitis Clinical Care Delivery Resources

CDC provides a range of professional resource documents to support delivery of high-quality prevention and care services for hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. You can access these resources using the links below or by visiting the Division of Viral Hepatitis’ Health Professional Tools.

Viral Hepatitis Trainings and Continuing Medical Education

CDC and other organizations provide educational modules and training opportunities on key elements of viral hepatitis care delivery.  You can access some of these training and education resources using the links below.  For a complete listing of available resources, please visit the Division of Viral Hepatitis’ Training Resources page.

  • Hepatitis C Onlineexternal icon: University of Washington is funded by the Division of Viral Hepatitis to develop a comprehensive, online self-study course for medical providers on diagnosis, monitoring, and management of hepatitis C virus infection. Free CME and CNE credit available.
  • NCHHSTP Expert Commentaries on Medscape: These commentaries are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC’s authoritative guidance directly to Medscape’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDS)

STD Clinical Care Delivery Resources

CDC and other organizations develop tools to help health care providers deliver high-quality STD prevention, care and treatment. These include:

STD Trainings and Continuing Medical Education

CDC and other organizations provide educational modules and training opportunities on key elements of STD care delivery. Examples of these training opportunities are included below. For a complete listing of these resources, please visit the Division of STD Prevention’s Training Resources page.

  • CDC STD Videos and Podcasts: These videos and podcasts are developed by CDC to provide clinicians with expert guidance and support in delivering high quality STD care.
  • National STD Curriculumexternal icon: The National STD Curriculum is an online modular learning experience that helps users learn how to manage STDs. It is continuously updated and integrates the most recent STD Treatment Guidelines. Free CME/CNE are available.
  • STD Clinical Slides: The STD Clinical Slides depict symptoms of STDs. They are designed for use by health care providers and health educators and may not be suitable for all audiences.
  • Passport to Partner Services for Medical Providers and Referring Providers: This module provides an overview of principles for discussing partner services referral with patients. Free CME, CNE, and CHES credits are available.
  • NCHHSTP Expert Commentaries on Medscape: These commentaries are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC’s authoritative guidance directly to Medscape’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
STD Clinical Consultation Network

Health care providers with STD consultation requests can contact the STD Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN). This service is provided by the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers and operates five days a week. STDCCN is convenient, simple and free to health care providers and clinicians. More information is available on the STDCCN websiteexternal icon.

TUBERCULOSIS (TB)

TB Clinical Care Delivery Resources

CDC and other organizations develop tools to aid health care providers in delivering high quality TB and latent TB infection (LTBI) prevention, care, and treatment. For a complete listing of available resources, please visit Tools for Health Care Providers,  Latent Tuberculosis Infection Resource Hub, and the Fact Sheet Library.

Tuberculosis Training and Continuing Medical Education

CDC and other organizations provide educational modules and training opportunities on key elements of tuberculosis care delivery.  You can access some of these training and education resources using the links below.  For a complete listing of available resources, please visit the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination’s Tools for Healthcare Providers and Continuing Education Activities pages.

  • TB 101 for Health Care Workers: This web-based course is designed to educate health care workers about basic concepts related to TB prevention and control in the United States. The target audience for the course includes newly hired TB program staff and health care workers in areas related to TB (such as individuals who work in correctional facilities or HIV/AIDS clinics).
  • Interactive Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know: The curriculum provides health care providers and other public health professionals with information on diagnosing and treating latent TB infection and TB disease. The target audience of the course is health care providers caring for people with or at high risk for TB disease.
  • Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis: This series of educational modules is designed to provide information about TB in a self-study format.
  • NCHHSTP Expert Commentaries on Medscape: These commentaries are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC’s authoritative guidance directly to Medscape’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
Tuberculosis Centers of Excellence for Training, Education, and Medical Consultation

The CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination funds four TB Centers of Excellence for Training, Education, and Medical Consultation. These centers support domestic TB control and prevention efforts with a focus on two major activities: Increasing knowledge, skills, and abilities for TB prevention and control through communication, education, and training activities, and improving sustainable evidence-based TB clinical practices and patient care through the provision of expert medical consultation. You may access the Centers of Excellence TB Training and Education Products at the training products webpageexternal icon.

Page last reviewed: August 13, 2020