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Screen. Treat. Overcome. Prevent. S.T.O.P. HIV - Patient Screening

Infectious Diseases
Launch Date:
October 01, 2019
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Primary care clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers

Relevant Terms:

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV infection preventative practices

Keisa Fallin-Bennett, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Department of Family & Community, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Keisa Fallin-Bennett is an associate professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She also serves as the director of the Transform Health initiative and its LGBTQ* clinic at UK. Dr. Fallin-Bennett earned her medical degree and master’s in public health at the University of Kentucky before completing her residency in Lawrence, Mass., and a faculty development and policy fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Fallin-Bennett's special interests are LGBTQ* health; treatment of and recovery from substance use disorders; medical student and resident education; and interprofessional teamwork.

David C. Griffith, MD

Clinical Associate
Division of Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. David Griffith attended medical school at the University of Maryland and completed a residency in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester.  He then completed a combined fellowship in pediatric and adult Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is currently the medical director of the Johns Hopkins County HIV/AIDS program which provides HIV care in partnership with health departments across the state of Maryland. 

In addition, Dr. Griffith practices at Johns Hopkins hospital in both the pediatric and adult HIV clinics as well as general infectious disease.  He has a clinical and research interest in prevention and treatment of HIV in young adults.  

1. Discuss effective strategies to screen patients in populations at high risk for HIV infection.
2. Examine considerations relative to starting PrEP, including pre-initiation laboratory screenings.

This activity is good for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, or 0.75 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours, issued by The University of Kentucky.


Accreditation Statements


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 University of Kentucky College of Medicine and DKBmed. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this enduring material for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.


Physician Continuing Medical Education

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the University of Kentucky, and DKBmed. 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


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge 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.
ACGME competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.



UK Healthcare CECentral certifies each of these activities for 0.5 hours of participation. 


Target Audience
This activity is intended for health care professionals and social workers involved with the management or treatment of patients with HIV.

Educational Support 

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Content Review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM 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 no financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.


Planners and Managers

Planning committee members from the University of Kentucky have nothing to disclose.


The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.


The following DKB planners and managers Stan Pogroszewski, Cade Schreger, and Rachel Deerr 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.


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.


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.



The program is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and DKBmed in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.


Estimated time to complete this activity: 0.75 hours 


Method of Participating and Request for Credit
There are no fees for participation in this CME activity. To receive credit, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, 2) complete the educational activity and 3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation.




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