PrEP and Rapid Start: A Grand Round Series in the Underserved Southeast

Release date: July 8, 2021

Expiration date: July 8, 2022

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and and the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

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Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and pharmacists.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Identify populations/patients at risk for HIV acquisition
  • Recite evidence of the need for PrEP and Rapid Start services
  • Identify components of PrEP education
  • Identify components of Rapid start education
  • Identify the role of pharmacists in screening for HIV risk and PrEP suitability
  • Discuss the role of PrEP use among adolescents
  • Identify resources for rapid start and retention in care
  • Identify patients who require PEP and nPEP (post-exposure) and offer
  • prophylactic treatment according to guidelines
  • Identify and implement the needs, approaches, cultural competencies, and CDC guidelines specific to offering PrEP and Rapid Start to MSM of color, women of color and transgender populations.

Erin McCaffrey Crespo, FNP-BC, AAHIVS
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Public Health Division

Physician Continuing Medical Education
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and American Academy of HIV Medicine.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

(Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-21-2858-H02-P)

Type of Activity: Application

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours. Designated for 0.75 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

Learners must have internet access to participate in the activity.

Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period July 8, 2021 through July 8, 2022 participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

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Media: Internet

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

The planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with any ACCME-defined ineligible companies.

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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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