Archived Webcasts: Sexual Health, HIV Prevention, and Primary Care in 2019

Archived Webcasts: Sexual Health, HIV Prevention, and Primary Care in 2019

Release date: September 26, 2019
Expiration date: September 26, 2020
CME Credit Available: 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Sexual Health, HIV Prevention, and Primary Care in 2019, a new educational effort from the IAS–USA, will address the rising epidemic of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States. This course will address the best practices for maintaining sexual health among adolescents and adults with or at risk for HIV infection. This includes diagnosis, management, and prevention of STIs with a particular focus on syphilis. The course will also address other key factors in maintaining sexual health such as HIV prevention strategies, including preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), antiretroviral therapy during conception and pregnancy, and appropriate vaccines against preventable diseases. Information will be presented through a mix of didactic lectures and clinically relevant cases developed by an expert faculty of STI and HIV/AIDS clinicians and researchers.

The Sexual Health, HIV Prevention, and Primary Care in 2019 course is presented by IAS–USA and conducted in collaboration with the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (NECA AETC).

Assessment of Needs

The incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States continues to increase at an alarming rate. In 2017, there were 1.7 million cases of chlamydia, 555,608 cases of gonorrhea, and 101,567 cases of syphilis (an 80% increase in syphilis cases from 2013 to 2017). Half of all new STI diagnoses are in people 15 to 24 years old, though this group represents only 25% of the sexually active population. With the increase in STIs there is a need for implementing preventative and management strategies on a larger scale that will require broadening responsibility for STI and HIV prevention strategies to include primary care clinicians and other clinicians who see persons at risk. Expanding this effort to better manage sexual health requires a widespread educational effort aimed at recognizing, diagnosing, and treating STIs as well as preventing HIV infection.1

1O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Quick Take: The US STI Crisis. 2019.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Describe the emerging epidemiology, clinical presentations and management of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Describe the fundamentals of diagnosis staging, serology, and treatment of syphilis
  • Initiate and monitor HIV prevention strategies, including preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), among those at risk for HIV infection
  • Apply newly available data to antiretroviral strategies for the management of established HIV infection in the context of conception and pregnancy
  • Apply newly available data to provide specific immunization guidance based on an individual’s immunologic status and assessed risk

Conflicts of Interest

In the interest of maintaining the independence of its CME activities, and in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the IAS–USA requires all persons with control of content (eg, faculty, IAS–USA Board members, and program staff) to disclose any financial relationships that they or their spouses or partners have had with commercial companies within the past 12 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved prior to the CME activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in an IAS–USA CME activity.

The ACCME defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.”

Registration

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for primary care clinicians, HIV specialists, and other clinicians who are responsible for the prevention and management of STIs and HIV.

This activity is also relevant to nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, registered pharmacists, and other health professionals.

Please note: if you already have participated on the live course and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.

Continuing Education Credits

CME Credits

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Grant Support

This activity is part of the IAS–USA national educational effort that is funded, in part, by charitable contributions from commercial companies. Per IAS–USA policy, any effort that uses commercial grants must receive grants from several companies with competing products. Funds are pooled and distributed to activities at the sole discretion of the IAS–USA. Grantors have no input into any activity, including its content, development, or selection of topics or speakers. Food and beverages at IAS–USA events are purchased with registration fees, not with grant support money.

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS
Gilead Sciences, Inc
ViiV Healthcare

GOLD SUPPORTER
Merck & Co, Inc

SILVER SUPPORTER
Cepheid

Additional support has been provided by
Hologic

 

Course Materials

How to Claim Credit

  1. Start the Activity by clicking "START COURSE" located above.
    Please note that the "START COURSE" will no longer be visible once you clicked it once.
  2. Watch the webinar here.
  3. Return to this page and follow this link to the evaluation form.
  4. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be directed to the online claim form, where you will record the number of hours that you participated in this activity. You must be logged in to your IAS–USA profile to claim credit. Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.
  5. Your certificate will be available for you to print from your IAS–USA account immediately after you have submitted your claim form. To view your certificates, go to "My Activities" under your profile.