AAHIVM Launches Dynamic HIV Management in Primary Care Education Platform

AAHIVM Launches Dynamic HIV Management in Primary Care Education Platform

Washington, DC: The American Academy of HIV Medicine, the nation’s leading independent organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing excellence in HIV care and prevention, recently released the new HIV Management in Primary Care multi-media online activity. Housed within the Academy’s online Provider Education Center, the interactive module offers healthcare providers free continuing education credits for those seeking advanced knowledge in the primary care of a person with HIV (PWH).

While the digital curriculum was created to primarily assist the growing number of HIV Specialists offering primary care services, the Academy also understands that an increase of PWH are relying on their general practitioner to manage both their primary healthcare needs and their HIV care, rather than seeing an HIV Specialist. This is due primarily to the ever-growing workforce shortage of trained HIV care providers.

“We know that there is a dearth of trained HIV Specialists in the U.S., especially in rural parts of our country,” stated Bruce J. Packett, executive director of AAHIVM. “It is important that we expand the Academy’s educational offerings to address the needs of general practitioners seeking advanced understanding in addressing the clinical needs of people with HIV.”

While HIV has become less complicated to manage thanks to advances in therapies, it still requires a precise understanding of guidelines, screening requirements and pharmaceutical therapies that are unique to a person with HIV. The HIV Management in Primary Care platform offers in-depth modules covering the following topics:

  • Cancer Screening
  • CV Risk Assessment
  • Immunization Update
  • Neurocognitive Assessment
  • Kidney Assessment
  • Smoking Cessation

This content, which can be found on the Academy’s website under the Provider Education Center tab, provides free continuing education (CE) credit for a maximum total of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This activity will be available through August 7, 2021.

To access the CE/CME content please click here or visit https://aahivm-education.org/content/hiv-and-primary-care.

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About the American Academy of HIV Medicine: The American Academy of HIV Medicine is the nation’s leading independent organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing excellence in HIV care and prevention. Our membership of practitioners and credentialed providers manage the health of the majority of people with and at risk for HIV in the United States. The Academy’s mission is to ensure health care professionals have the resources needed to provide prevention, treatment and care for those living with or at risk for HIV and related conditions to achieve optimal health.