WASHINGTON, DC – HealthHIV announces the updated and expanded professional
development course: HealthHIV’s HIV Primary Care Training and
Certificate ProgramTM. The free online program,
comprised of five, self-paced staged courses, has been designed to meet
the educational needs of primary care providers (medical doctors, doctors
of osteopathic medicine, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants)
and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of individuals
at-risk for or infected with HIV. Since its first offering in 2014, over 1,000 providers have taken
the course. Based on HealthHIV’s proven Staged Training to Engage
Providers (STEP) model, the course allows providers to develop new skills
and competencies to optimize the quality of care they provide.
completion of all five CME course activities and a final exam,
participants receive a Certificate of Proficiency in HIV in Primary Care.
Each activity ranges between .75 and 1.0 credit hours and is approved for
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Course Topics and
HIV Management in Primary Care: Foundations
Course - Donna Sweet, MD, MACP
Core Skills for HIV Management in the Primary
Care Setting - Kathy Brown, MD, FACP; Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C;
Donna Sweet, MD, MACP
Considerations in the Management of HIV in Older
Adults - Jonathan Applebaum, MD, FACP; Kathy Brown, MD, FACP
Improving Communication in the Clinical Setting -
Jonathan Applebaum, MD, FACP; Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C
Assessment and Treatment Decisions in HIV/HCV
Co-infection - Christian Ramers, MD, MPH
Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance
with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates these
enduring materials for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.
New PrEP Activity Participants
also can access a new CME course: “PrEP in Clinical Practice: Assessing
HIV Risk and Supporting PrEP Adherence to Maximize HIV Prevention”
provides a conversation-style Webcast to address features of a sexual
history that identify PrEP candidates, integrating the PrEP cascade in
clinical practice, and the impact of adherence and nondaily dosing on
PrEP effectiveness. Faculty for this course are Richard Elion, MD; Robert
M. Grant, MD, MPH; Dázon Dixon Diallo, DHL, MPH. This activity has been approved
for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This PrEP CME activity is
co-sponsored by Med-IQ, HealthHIV, National Coalition for LGBT Health,
and Pozitively Healthy.
HealthHIV is national non-profit working with organizations, communities,
and health care providers to advance effective prevention, care, and
support for people living with, or at risk for, HIV and HCV through
education and training, technical assistance and capacity building,
advocacy, and health services research and evaluation. To learn more
about HealthHIV and its work toward ending the HIV epidemic, visit www.HealthHIV.org.