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Glenn Jordan Treisman, MD, PhD
Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director, AIDS Psychiatry Services
Co-Director, Chronic Pain Treatment Program
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

: Screening, Counseling, and Linkage to Care Education in HIV (SCALE HIV)
Activity/Course #:
: NCME367
: Free
Release/Start Date:
: Jan 07 2019
Expiration Date:
: Jan 06 2020
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
: Webcast
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 1.0 Hour
: 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)
1.0 AANP Contact hour(s) which includes 0.50 pharmacology hour(s)
Hardware/Software Requirements:
HIV/AIDS affects 1.1 million people in the United States, with about 40,000 new cases of HIV each year. Currently, young men who have sex with men (MSM) account for 67% of new HIV infections. Universal screening is recommended but is not properly implemented. Many people with HIV remain unaware of their infection and, unfortunately, they are responsible for nearly half of all new cases. Although there is not yet a vaccine, HIV can be prevented with the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). When taken correctly, PrEP is more than 90% effective in preventing HIV transmission, so it important to identify individuals at risk of HIV infection. For people who are infected with HIV, current antiretroviral treatments are highly effective. This webcast will provide an overview of how to identify people who should be considered for PrEP, when to initiate treatment in those who are infected with the virus, and when to consider switching treatment regimens.

This webcast was recorded live at the Clinical Updates for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants 2018 live symposium and is being used with the permission of the presenters

Learning Objective(s):

After completing this program participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss current state of the HIV epidemic in the United States
  2. Discuss recommendations, modalities and rationale for HIV testing
  3. Identify potential candidates for PrEP and understand how to prescribe and monitor patients on PrEP
  4. Review medications used to treat HIV and understand current guidelines for selecting a regimen for a newly diagnosed patient
  5. Describe rationale and approach to switching regimens when indicated

How to obtain the CME Certificate

  1. Register for the course at
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  3. Complete and submit the post-test and evaluation.
  4. A minimum passing score of 70% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME activity.
  5. Print your CME certificate.
Educational Partner
This program was designed in collaboration with DKBmed
Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education which includes 0.50 pharmacology hours.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the National Association for Continuing Education to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosures are provided below.

Dr. Treisman, MD, PhD. is a speaker for Gilead.

Activity Planning Committee,
Dr. Kogelman is a speaker and a teacher for Gilead.

Gregg Sherman, MD, has no relationships to disclose.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., has no relationships to disclose.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, has no relationships to disclose.

Daniela Hiedra has no relationships to disclose.

Sandy Bihlmeyer, MEd, has no relationship to disclose.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, has no relationships to disclose.

Rachel Deerr has no relationship to disclose.

Stan Pogroszewski has no relationship to disclose.

Dean Beals has no relationship to disclose.
Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp.