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Copyright Information
Use of Designations and Logos
Audit Policy
Program Governance
Americans with Disabilities Act


Copyright Information

All proprietary rights to the AAHIVM HIV Specialist™, HIV Expert™ and HIV Pharmacist™ examinations, including copyright on titles, logos and acronyms, are fully held by AAHIVM.  Exam candidates agree to adhere to strict permission guidelines regarding proper handling or use of all hard copy or electronic copyrighted proprietary materials, title designations or other related items. Copyright law strictly prohibits any attempt to reproduce all or part of any AAHIVM Credentialing exam. Such attempts may include, but are not limited to:  physically copying any or all parts of the printed exam by mechanical or manual methods; copying, saving or screen sharing any or all parts of the online exam; aiding others by any means in reconstructing any portion of the exam; or, selling, distributing, receiving, or having unauthorized possession of any portion of the exam. Alleged copyright violations will be investigated and, when possible, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Examination scores and associated provider Credentials may be revoked or invalidated in the event of a content breach or other copyright violation.

Use of Designations and Logos

Currently Credentialed providers are granted legal permission to use the AAHIVS (HIV Specialist™), AAHIVE (HIV Expert™) or AAHIVP (HIV Pharmacist™) designations in their professional titling (i.e., John Doe, MD, AAHIVS).  In addition, reasonable use of Credential-specific electronic logos (suitable for use on electronic communication, stationery and other materials) is authorized for use by Credentialed providers, subject to AAHIVM review and direct approval.  Please see our logo page for additional information and download links.  Upon expiration of any provider’s AAHIVM Credential, the aforementioned permissions are automatically revoked.

Audit Policy

To ensure the accuracy and truthfulness of declarations made on the Credentialing application, 10-15% of applications received annually will be subject to a random audit. In the event an applicant is selected for audit, he or she will be required to provide documentation of all application declarations, including detailed and verifiable information related to state licensure, patient panel size and/or continuing education earned.  This audit process ensures and maintains the integrity of the Credential and the eligibility parameters it represents. Consistent with Academy policies, failure to comply with audit requests may result in appropriate disciplinary action(s) or sanction(s), including suspension of eligibility to test, revocation of the last earned AAHIVM Credential (post testing), and future Credentialing ineligibility.

Program Governance

The AAHIVM Credentialing program is overseen by a five-member Governance Committee and a five member Pharmacist subcommittee. The Credentialing Committees develop program policies and guidelines, approve the content outline for the examination, provide the final annual review of exam content revisions, and oversee the administration of the exam. The committees are comprised of HIV-focused health care providers who are demonstrated thought leaders in the field, and have earned and also maintain their AAHIVM credential. Committee members volunteer their time to ensure the ongoing validity, credibility and prestige of the AAHIVM Credentialing program.

Americans with Disabilities Act

AAHIVM complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in the promotion of and delivery of its professional certifications.  In order to accommodate candidates with special needs, requests must be made in writing to AAHIVM, and supported (when applicable) by documentation from the candidate’s doctor or other qualified professional on official letterhead.  This written documentation must accompany the AAHIVM Credentialing Application.  AAHIVM staff will respond to all requests within 14 days.

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