The CDC HIV Screening. Standard Care.TM Resource Center offers clinicians and nurses free educational opportunities to help incorporate routine screening for HIV into their practices. Additionally, scientific literature is provided to learn about evidenced-based approaches to HIV screening. Free materials are also available to help clinicians promote patient acceptance of the HIV test during office visits.

Featured CME & CE

Serostatus Matters 

Serostatus Matters is a video-based educational program designed to help health care providers incorporate routine HIV screening into clinical practice.

The four learning modules included in this program address the following topics:

  • The importance of routine HIV screening
  • Practical considerations for HIV screening implementation in the primary care clinician’s practice
  • Communicating test results with patients
  • Counseling the HIV-infected patient

These topics are modeled through a series of physician-patient vignettes with patients of different ethnicity and sexual preference. The vignettes portray three office visits and follow-up appointments for patients with different HIV test results: HIV positive, indeterminate, and HIV negative with a high risk for infection.

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The modules feature these esteemed faculty members:

  • Donna Sweet, MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita
  • Celia Maxwell, MD, FACP, Howard University Hospital, Women’s Health Institute
  • Joseph McGowan, MD, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Philip Peters, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention  

This activity is jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Accreditation

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUSM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1 Contact Hour for nurses. 

Initial Release date: March 22, 2016
Last Review date: March 17, 2017
Credit Expiration date: 
March 21, 2019

Access Serostatus Matters CME & CE program. 

 

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Sexual History: Skills for HIV Assessment and Prevention

Sexual History: Skills for HIV Assessment and Prevention is a video-based educational program designed to help clinicians understand the importance of taking an effective sexual history, the role of the sexual history in identifying patients at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the rationale for routine HIV testing in primary care settings.

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, ID/HIV specialists, and public health and preventive medicine specialists.


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The goal of this activity is to: increase the knowledge of primary care physicians on taking a sexual history and how it can prevent HIV infection.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have increased knowledge regarding:

  1. Effective sexual history taking
  2. Risk factors for acquiring HIV infection
  3. HIV testing in the primary care setting

This program features esteemed faculty member Donna E. Sweet, MD, Professor; Director Ryan White Programs, The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas.

Accreditation

Medscape, LLC is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: September 27, 2016

Valid for credit through: September 27, 2018

 

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Free Access Article Collection

  • Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIVHIV Surveillance Report 2016; Vol 28.

  • Vital Signs: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing and Diagnosis Delays — United States

    Dailey AF, Hoots BE, Hall HI, et al. MMWR. 2017;66:1300–1306.

  • Cost-effectiveness of screening for HIV in primary care: A health economics modelling analysis.

    Baggaley RF, Irvine MA, Leber W, et al. Lancet HIV. Lancet HIV. 2017;4(10):e465-e474.