New CME/CE Offerings on HIV Prevention, HIV Treatment and HCV Cure

State of the Science in HIV: Navigating Advances in Testing and Treatment to Optimize Patient Outcomes

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

  • Apply current recommendations for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women, recognizing the possibility of more frequent testing for high-risk persons
  • Describe currently available HIV testing technologies and the recommended testing algorithm
  • Initiate ART in all HIV-infected individuals, considering each patient’s clinical and laboratory characteristics, history, health status (ie, co-occurring or comorbid conditions) and preference in order to maximize efficacy and adherence
  • Apply recent efficacy and safety data on the timing and choice of ART in initial regimens and switch strategies for HIV-infected patients
  • Assess the potential impact of clinical trial data related to emerging therapeutic strategies for HIV

HCV from Screening to Cure: A Closer Look at Changing At-risk Populations and an Evolving Treatment Landscape

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

  • Recommend appropriate screening for hepatitis C virus infection based on current guidelines
  • Summarize the hepatitis C testing sequence for identifying current infection
  • Select optimal treatment for individual patients with HCV infection in the context of current guidelines and clinical trial results

Breaking Down the Barriers to PrEP: The Patient Journey from Misconceptions to Effective HIV Prevention

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

  • Apply strategies (ie, effective sexual history-taking; sexual minority competence) to assess HIV risk behaviors and identify specific patients who are appropriate candidates for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
    Implement effective PrEP education and counseling to address misconceptions and stigma
  • Apply evidence-based and consensus guidelines regarding the appropriate use of PrEP in people at high risk for HIV acquisition
  • Employ successful patient communication techniques that motivate and increase adherence to HIV prevention strategies

Questions? Contact Dana Cropper-Williams, Director of Education, at Dana@HealthHIV.org.