The Primary Care Clinician’s Guide to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
These materials are only intended for those that attended the live activity held on March 14, 2023.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV significantly decreases the likelihood of infection when implemented in practice. This activity is designed to provide participants with an overview of HIV PrEP, including the identification of risk factors for HIV transmission, indications for HIV PrEP and a review of the antiretroviral agents approved for use in this regimen. It will discuss how HIV PrEP is initiated and monitored and will examine barriers to access in the US related to existing health disparities.
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and Reliant Medical Group.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians who have an interest in PrEP to patients at risk of acquiring HIV.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify several agents that can be used for HIV PrEP.
- Describe risk factors for HIV transmission and indications for HIV PrEP.
- Explain how HIV PrEP care is initiated and monitored.
- Discuss existing health disparities with respect to PrEP access in the United States.
Alex Gonzalez, MD MPH (he/him/his)
Chief of Internal Medicine – Atrius Health / HVMA Copley
Attending Physician - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine – Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The presenter and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Reliant Medical Group. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit designation statements
Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAPA accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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