Course Director

Donna E. Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP
Donna E. Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP

The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita, Kansas

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Description

No single prevention method or approach can stop the HIV epidemic on its own. Several interventions have proved highly effective in reducing the risk of, and protecting against, HIV infection, including male and female condoms, the use of antiretroviral medicines as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and the treatment of people living with HIV, to reduce viral load and prevent onward transmission. Despite the availability of this widening array of effective HIV prevention tools and a massive scale-up of HIV treatment in recent years, new infections among adults globally have not decreased sufficiently, and infections have actually increased in the United States among African American gay and bisexual men and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued clinical practice guidelines for PrEP use in the United States, numerous implementation barriers remain, including questions about the effectiveness of PrEP, optimal settings for provision, cost, and the most effective ways to motivate healthcare practitioners to prescribe PrEP. Protocols to identify individuals who are most likely to benefit from PrEP have been developed, but addressing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities poses additional challenges.

This activity will marry Dr. Donna Sweet’s personal experiences in clinical utilization of HIV prevention strategies with practical, evidence-based guidance for patient care decisions, to provide additional motivation and rationale for participants to review their own current management strategies and adjust them as needed to optimize patient care.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of infectious disease specialists, internists, primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in the care of patients at risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Effectively engage patients in conversations about sexual health practice, to assess HIV risk factors and support their ability to have healthy sex lives
  • Develop comprehensive competencies (with a focus on pre-exposure prophylaxis [PrEP] interventions) based on a provider’s individual patient needs
  • Consider current evidence and individual patient needs/preferences when integrating HIV prevention options (eg, PrEP, post-exposure prophylaxis [PEP], viral suppression, female condoms) into clinical practice
  • Employ culturally competent educational and counseling strategies to improve the uptake of prevention measures among patients at increased risk for HIV infection
  • Facilitate access to HIV prevention options by effectively connecting patients to available resources, support, and assistance
  • Describe currently available tools that have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of HIV transmission or acquisition

Providership, Credit, and Support

This CME/MOC/CNE/CPE activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc., HealthHIV, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 Medical Learning Institute, Inc., HealthHIV, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

ABIM MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Blinded individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity will be awarded 0.75 contact hour(s).

Continuing Pharmacy Education

ACPEThe Medical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: 0468-9999-19-021-H01-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge

Faculty Disclosures

Donna E. Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP
Professor of Medicine
The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita, Kansas

Donna E. Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Speakers Bureau participant with Gilead; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; and ViiV Healthcare group of companies.

Planning Committee Disclosures

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Lead Nurse Planner, MLI, has nothing to disclose.
Teresa Haile, RPh, MBA, Lead Pharmacy Planner, MLI, has nothing to disclose.

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education and HealthHIV, joint providers, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewers have nothing to disclose:

Kaushal Patel, MD
Bobbie Perrin, FNP-C, OCN
Nancy Nesser, JD, PharmD

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions 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.


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 and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain MOC/CNE credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive MOC/CNE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, you will receive an email from within 2 weeks with a link and directions to submit your credit to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. MLI will accept your completed evaluation form for up to 30 days and will report your participation to the NABP only if you provide your NABP e-Profile number and date of birth. Within 6 weeks, view your participation record at the NABP website:

About This CME/MOC/CNE/CPE Activity

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