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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Managing HIV in Primary Care: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians

  • Authors: Sampath Wijesinghe, DHSc, PA-C, AAHIVS; Linda-Gail Bekker, MD, PhD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/29/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 7/29/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.50 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0.25 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    Pharmacists - 0.50 Knowledge-based ACPE (0.050 CEUs)

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better aware of the need for HIV testing and treatments for those starting therapy.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Selection of patients for HIV screening
    • Considerations when selecting antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treatment-naive people living with HIV (PLWHIV)
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Manage PLWHIV in primary care


Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.


Faculty

  • Sampath Wijesinghe, DHSc, PA-C, AAHIVS

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    HIV Specialist
    Adventist Health Central Valley Network
    CDC Clinical Ambassador
    Fresno, California

    Disclosures

    Sampath Wijesinghe, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Linda-Gail Bekker, MD, PhD

    Professor of Medicine
    Desmond Tutu HIV Center
    University of Cape Town
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Disclosures

    Linda-Gail Bekker, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; MSD Pty Ltd; ViiV Healthcare
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Cepheid; Cipla Ltd.; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Johnson & Johnson; MSD Pty Ltd; ViiV Healthcare
    Research funding from: Johnson & Johnson

Editor

  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Shanthi Voorn, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Eloise Ballard, PhD

    Scientific Content Manager, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Eloise Ballard, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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    For 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.

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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    For Nurses

  • Awarded 0.50 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; 0.25 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

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    For Pharmacists

  • Medscape, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hour(s) (0.050 CEUs) (Universal Activity Number JA0007105-0000-22-270-H02-P).

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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Managing HIV in Primary Care: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians

Authors: Sampath Wijesinghe, DHSc, PA-C, AAHIVS; Linda-Gail Bekker, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/29/2022

Valid for credit through: 7/29/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to increase PCP knowledge of HIV testing and treatments for those starting therapy.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.