IDCareLive, a provider of virtual events in infectious disease, announces that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention participated in an HIV virtual education series, Clinical Challenges in the Management of HIV & Hepatitis Virtual Summit Series held on June 25 and July 17. This two-part online education series was aimed at increasing clinician awareness of HIV testing, prevention and screening as well as to combat the stigma generally associated with HIV and AIDS.
The HIV virtual education series was held live and online at www.IDcareLive.com and educated more than 1,500 practicing clinicians over two days. All education sessions are presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, accessible online via live streaming broadcast and provided at no cost to clinicians. Video sessions are now available on demand for 6-months. Watch now at www.IDcareLive.com.
“We are honored to support the CDC in its efforts to make opt-out HIV screening a standard of care for adults and adolescents,” says Robert Rosenbloom, president and CEO of PlatformQ Health. “This educational series will address all the latest advances in screening, early detection and prevention of HIV.”
In 2006, the CDC recommended that opt-out HIV screening be a part of routine clinical care for adult and adolescent patients -- a strategy for promoting earlier entry into clinical care and health outcomes for individuals living with HIV as well as a means of decreasing HIV transmission. Earlier this year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a new Recommendation Statement on screening for HIV, giving a “Grade A” recommendation for routine HIV screening for all people aged 15 to 65, as well as younger adolescents and older adults who are at an increased risk for HIV infection. It also gave a “Grade A” recommendation for HIV screening for all pregnant women, including those in labor whose HIV status is unknown. Educational efforts that help clinicians overcome barriers to HIV testing will substantially aid efforts to improve the HIV treatment cascade.
The continuing medical education (CME) series, presented by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and are available at no cost to learners Educational support provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV Screening. Standard Care.™ and others.