HIV Infection Among Women: Strategies to Address 3 Key Global Challenges
Source: HIV Infection Among Women: Strategies to Address 3 Key Global Challenges

Interactive Virtual Presentation

Catherine Hankins, MD, PhD, FRCPC, CM, discusses current challenges for HIV-infected women and reviews strategies for HIV prevention and ART delivery globally and within resource-limited settings.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Implement strategies to reduce HIV infection rates among young women and adolescent girls in resource-limited settings
  • Select ART regimens for HIV-infected women based on evolving data and practice guidelines
  • Apply current guidelines on the optimal timing of ART initiation among HIV-infected women in resource-limited settings

Topics covered include:

  • Bringing Optimal Regimens to Women in Resource-Constrained Settings
  • Delivering ART to All Women Who Will Benefit
  • Reducing New Infections Among Young Women and Adolescent Girls
CCO Interactive Virtual Presentations contain video commentary by our esteemed faculty. Complete the CME posttest and evaluation after watching the presentation.
 

Program Directors

  • Catherine Hankins
    MD, PhD, FRCPC, CM

Faculty

  • Linda-Gail Bekker
    MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD
    Dázon Dixon Diallo
    DHL, MPH
    Wafaa M. El-Sadr
    MD, MPH, MPA

Credit Information

  • Release Date:
    August 30, 2016
  • Expiration Date:
    August 29, 2017
  • Physicians:
    maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Registered Nurses:
    1.0 Nursing contact hour
  • Pharmacists:
    1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)

Information on this Educational Activity

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Annenberg Center assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

 

Program Directors

Catherine Hankins, MD, PhD, FRCPC, CM

Honorary Professor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom
Scientific Chair, INTEREST 2016
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development
Department of Global Health
Academic Medical Center
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Catherine Hankins, MD, PhD, FRCPC, CM, has disclosed that she has received fees for non-CME/CE services from Gilead Sciences.

 

Faculty

Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD


Chief Operating Officer
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
Deputy Director
Desmond Tutu HIV Centre
President
International AIDS Society
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town,
Cape Town, South Africa

Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees or fees for non-CME/CE services from Janssen, Merck, and Merck Sharp & Dohme and has received funds for research support (paid to her institution) from Alere, Gilead Sciences, and ViiV Healthcare.
 

Dázon Dixon Diallo, DHL, MPH


Adjunct
Public Health Program
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, DHL, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from Gilead Sciences, Merck, OARAC, and ViiV Healthcare.
 

Wafaa M. El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA


Director
ICAP at Columbia University
Director
Global Health Initiative
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Columbia University
New York, New York

Wafaa M. El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
 

Staff

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS


Managing Editor

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
 

Jenny Schulz, PhD


Editorial Director, Virology & Other Therapeutic Areas

Jenny Schulz, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
 

Megan K. Murphy, PhD


Clinical Editor

Megan Murphy, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
 

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Charles E. Willis, MBA, Director of Continuing Education, Amanda Sewell, MBA, Manager of Continuing Education, Debbie Price, Registration Database Administrator, and Alma Perez, Accreditation Specialist from the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

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 Annenberg Center, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters 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 Annenberg Center, PIM, Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Disclaimer

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.

 

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers caring for women at risk of or with HIV infection.


Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ competence in addressing key global challenges affecting the care of women infected by, or at risk of, HIV infection.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Implement strategies to reduce HIV infection rates among young women and adolescent girls in resource-limited settings
  • Select ART regimens for HIV-infected women based on evolving data and practice guidelines
  • Apply current guidelines on the optimal timing of ART initiation among HIV-infected women in resource-limited settings
 

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation 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 the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Nursing Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation
1.0 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

 

Pharmacist Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation
This program has been developed according to the ACPE Criteria for Quality and is assigned ACPE Universal Activity #0797-9999-16-043-Ho4-P. This program is designated for up to 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Type of Activity
Knowledge

Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at www.mycpemonitor.net within 4 weeks

 

Commercial Support


This program is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

 

Program Medium


This program has been made available online.

 

Site Requirements


  • Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, or Chrome
  • JavaScript enabled
  • 1024x768+ screen resolution
  • Adobe Flash Player
 

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from August 30, 2016, through August 29, 2017:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME activities completed can be found on the "CME Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.