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Youth and HIV: How Can We Bend the Curve and End the Epidemic

Youth and HIV: How Can We Bend the Curve and End the Epidemic
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Original Presentation: 6/9/2015
Web Posting: 9/18/2015
CE Expiration: 06/09/2018
  • Aracelis D. Fernandez, MD, FAAP
    Medical Director, Adolescent AIDS Program
    Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Learning Objectives
At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
  1. Understand new trends in the accelerating HIV epidemic among youth.
  2. Appreciate treatment and adherence issues pertinent to optimal adolescent HIV care and prevention.
  3. Understand developmental and psychological challenges encountered in youth.
  4. Improve case finding for STIs and HIV treatment/prevention in youth.
Presenter Bio
Aracelis Fernandez, MD, FAAP
Aracelis Fernandez is the Medical Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Prior to joining Montefiore, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University and an Assistant Attending Physician for the Department of Pediatrics at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr Fernandez has extensive experience as a site investigator and and co-investigator in a wide variety of pediatric and adolescent HIV protocols. Her current research focuses on HIV infection in adolescents with the NIH-sponsored Adolescent Trials Network. She is a member of the Pediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines Committee, and Adolescents with HIV Infection Subcommittee, for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Continuing Education Credit

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on June 9, 2015 and will terminate June, 2018.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length. 

  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz. 
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate. 
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity. 

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement 

Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.  

  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
  • Dr. Fernandez (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Fernandez submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.

Financial Support

This meeting of the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN) and enduring material were funded in part by educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

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