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Trends in Infectious Diseases: Updates on Treatment & Prevention Strategies for HIV and HCV HIV Can Be Prevented— Are You Doing Your Part?

Isolde Butler, MD, MPH; Charlene A. Flash, MD, MPH

 

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Faculty

Isolde Butler, MD, MPH
Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine Physician
CrescentCare
New Orleans, Louisiana

Charlene A. Flash, MD, MPH
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Community Health
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of primary care clinicians, infectious diseases specialists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, and other clinicians involved in the screening or treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Statement of Need

More than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV,1 and yet 162,500 are unaware of their diagnosis.2 With 40 percent of new infections being transmitted by people who are living with undiagnosed HIV,3 providers can have an effect on decreasing that rate by increasing testing and education and by identifying patients who are candidates for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HIV Surveillance Report. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2017-vol-29.pdf. Accessed September 17, 2019.
  2. CDC. Basic statistics. August 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html. Accessed September 17, 2019.
  3. Gopalappa C, et al. Progression and transmission of HIV/AIDS (PATH 2.0). Med Decis Making. 2016;37(2):224-233.

Educational Objective

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Engage patients in HIV risk assessment to identify those eligible for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) service

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

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Global Contact Information

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Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the preassessment questions, view the activity in its entirety, and complete the posttest and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the posttest. You will receive a digital copy of your credit certificate at the conclusion of the activity.

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Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Isolde Butler, MD, MPH: Nothing to disclose.
Charlene A. Flash, MD, MPH: Nothing to disclose.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN: Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD: Nothing to disclose
Julia Munio: Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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credit amount 0.25

credit type CME/CE

release 10/22/2019

expiration 10/22/2020

type Webcast