The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, West Virginia Regional Partner's mission is to increase providers' capacity to provide high-quality HIV/AIDS care within our health care systems. Changes occur rapidly in the HIV/AIDS arena and all interested health care professionals should seek yearly updates to stay current.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
Discuss current global, national, and state HIV epidemiology and recognize the various modes of transmission.
List the current HIV prevention models in place to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States.
Discuss the ways in which opioid use and Syringe Exchange Programs impact HIV transmission.
Explain the purpose of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and who would benefit from it.
Explain the correlation between sexual history taking in the clinical setting and HIV transmission and recognize the Best Practices aimed at conducting a thorough sexual history and HIV risk assessment in the clinical setting.
Discuss how HIV testing and implementation of testing in Primary Care and Community Health Centers has impacted disease transmission and HIV infections in the United States.
Nursing Contact Hours Accreditation Statement:
This continuing education activity has been provided by the WV Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center for 1.2 contact hours. The WV Regional Partner is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the State of WV Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. WVBRN provider number 50-26128. This activity is also approved for Licensed Practical Nurses for 1.2 contact hours.
The speakers disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity.