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When to Offer PrEP in Primary Care: A Virtual Patient Simulation

  • Authors: Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH; Shobha Swaminathan, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 6/20/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 6/20/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians and infectious disease/HIV specialists.

The goal of this activity is learners will be better able to provide pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services in primary care and address potential challenges and barriers.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Assessing factors that may impact risk for contracting HIV
    • Ordering appropriate pharmacologic interventions for patients at risk of acquiring HIV
    • Ordering appropriate nonpharmacologic interventions for patients at risk of acquiring HIV


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  • Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH

    Professor of Medicine
    University of California San Francisco
    San Francisco, California


    Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, reports no relevant financial relationships

  • Shobha Swaminathan, MD

    Associate Professor
    Division of Infectious Diseases
    Department of Medicine
    Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey
    New Jersey Medical School
    Newark, NJ


    Shoba Swaminathan, MD, reports the following financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: NorthStar Advisory
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Gilead Sciences; ViiV Healthcare
    Research funding from: Gilead Sciences; Janssen; Merck & Co., Inc.


  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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  • Mark Via

    Medical Editor/Writer, Chichester Associates, Allendale, New Jersey


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When to Offer PrEP in Primary Care: A Virtual Patient Simulation

Authors: Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH; Shobha Swaminathan, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 6/20/2022

Valid for credit through: 6/20/2023, 11:59 PM EST


Can PrEP help end the HIV epidemic?

Enhance your clinical skills as you engage with patients in an objective and realistic interactive simulation. Treat patients, diagnose medical conditions, and prescribe medications. There are no limits to your choices—order from thousands of labs, diagnoses, devices, and drugs using an intuitive patient chart-based interface.

Powerful metrics track your performance and provide instant expert feedback on your decisions. Upon completion, results will be presented, along with author commentary on each case.

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