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The intended audience for the activity is primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with HIV.
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The Scope of the Problem – Understanding the Role of the PCP in HIV Management
Sally L. Hodder MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, HIV Programs, Department of Medicine
Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
Key Elements of Screening and Education
Richard Elion, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Patient Counseling and the Role of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Cal Cohen, MD
Director of Research
Community Research Initiative (CRI)
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Cal Cohen, MD
Richard Elion, MD
Sally L. Hodder, MD
W. David Hardy, MD
Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, RPVI, FNLA, CCMEP
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A substantial proportion of Americans with HIV remain undiagnosed and suboptimally treated. Failure to follow recommended screening protocols, particular for high-risk individuals, results in delayed diagnosis. Once diagnosed, many patients are lost to care increasing the risk of HIV transmission. Despite a high level of awareness of the evidence for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, uptake by HIV health care providers is poor, especially for at-risk women, placing them at higher risk for infection. The disparity in HIV diagnosis and care has been attributed to a number of factors, including difficulty in accessing high-risk individuals and attitudes towards screening among primary health care providers. Similarly, PrEP is suboptimally implemented. In order to improve the rates of HIV detection, diagnosis and prophylaxis, it is necessary to address the barriers among primary care physicians. In this CME activity strategies to improve HIV diagnosis and implementation of the PrEP program in the primary care setting are discussed.
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