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HIV and Zika in Pregnancy: Past and Present Challenges

HIV and Zika in Pregnancy: Past and Present Challenges
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Original Presentation: 9/13/2016
Web Posting: 12/23/2016
CE Expiration: 09/12/2019
Presenter
  • Carmen Zorrilla, MD
    Professor
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Learning Objectives
At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
  1. Appreciate the epidemiologic pattern of reduction and virtual elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Puerto Rico, and the use of antiretroviral therapy that guided such management.
  2. Understand the problems associated with Zika infection in pregnancy.
  3. Know the risk factors associated for Zika infection.
  4. Be aware of the different vector control strategies for the Aedes mosquito and Zika epidemics.
Presenter Bio
Carmen Zorrilla, MD
Carmen Zorrilla is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Dr Zorrilla is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UPR School of Medicine, and her HIV-related research includes behavior interventions and clinical trials with HIV-infected and at-risk populations as well as pregnant and non-pregnant women. She has served as the PI for several projects including a Longitudinal Women’s HIV Clinic and for several other clinical trials including empowerment interventions. The transmission rate of HIV infection among the more than 500 infants born to pregnant women living with HIV during the past 12 years at her clinic has been zero. And she has also contributed to Puerto Rico’s success in eliminating perinatal HIV transmission. Dr. Zorrilla is currently the PI of the UPR Clinical Trials Unit (UPR-CTU) sponsored by NIAID, and the UPR Mentoring Institute for HIV and Mental Health (sponsored by NIMH). She has also helped establish a multidisciplinary clinic for pregnant women with Zika, and is the San Juan PI for the NIH sponsored Zika International Pregnancy Study (ZIP).
Continuing Education Credit

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on September 13, 2016 and will terminate September 12, 2019.

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 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. Carmen D. Zorrilla (Presenter) had the following personal financial relationships in the prior 12 months with manufactures of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Research support from Gilead, and Pfizer.  Dr. Zorilla 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.

Details:

  • 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.
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