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ACTHIV 2018 - PrEP: Translating What We Know to Clinical Practice

ACTHIV 2018 - PrEP:  Translating  What  We  Know  to  Clinical  Practice
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Original Release Date: 4/7/2018
Review Date: 9/15/2018

The enduring material is jointly provided by Beaumont Health, American Academy of CME, Inc., and the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV).

The 12th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 5-7, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The Conference was supported by the Clinical Education Initiative, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, and Midwest AIDS Education & Training Center Program. The conference and this web archive were supported by educational grants from Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP; and Merck & Co. The web archive is also supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.


This module is no longer available for credit.

Rona Vail, MD, AAHIVS, HIV Lead Clinician, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.

Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

Members of the HIV care team who are frontline providers of care to persons at risk of or with HIV infection, including physicians (both specialists and primary care/family medicine), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses. Physician assistants, pharmacists, case managers and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the rationale behind PrEP
  • Review PrEP guidelines and studies, along with their implications for practice
  • Discuss challenges and controversies in PrEP therapy



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Beaumont Health, American Academy of CME, Inc., and the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV). Beaumont Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Beaumont Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners:

American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this educational activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.6 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).

Physician Assistants:

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

All other participants will receive a certificate of participation.

There is no fee to participate in this activity.


In order to obtain your certificate of credit, you must:

  • read the CME/CE information and review the full content of the activity
  • achieve a passing grade on the post-test (75% or greater), and
  • complete the evaluation.

Your certificate for the activity will be made available immediately to print online.


According to the disclosure policy of Academy and Beaumont, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence. Disclosures will be made known to the participants prior to the activity.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy, Beaumont, ACTHIV or the American Nurses Credentialing Council's Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

Off-Label Usage Disclosure

This activity does not contain off-label discussion.

Faculty Disclosure

Rona Vail, MD, has indicated she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planner Disclosures

The following planners have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Erika Aaron, MSN, CRNP; Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN; John T. Brooks, MD; Gina Brown, MD; Maggie Chartier, PhD, MPH; Sherrillyn Crooks, PA-C; Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH; John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP; H. Nina Kim, MD, MSc; Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD; Harry Lampiris, MD; Sharon Lee, MD; Bill G. Kapogiannis, MD; Edward Moylan, RP; Asa E. Radix, MD, MPH; Dianne Rausch, PhD; Cheryl Smith, MD; Brooke J. Taylor, MPH, CHCP; Ronald Dean Wilcox, MD; Barbara A. Young, MSW, LCSE, LCADC, SAC.

The following planners have indicated they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Judith A. Aberg, MD: Advisory Board: Janssen Therapeutics, Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare; Grant/Research Support: Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Shionogi
Roger Bedimo, MD: Advisory Board: Merck & Co, Theratechnologies, ViiV Healthcare; Grant/Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck & Co.
Carlos del Rio, MD: Consultant: ViiV Healthcare; Board Member: HIVMA, IAS-USA
Donna Futterman, MD: Grant/Research Support: Gilead Sciences
Rajesh Gandhi, MD: Consultant: EMD Serono, Theratechnologies; Educational Grant Recipient /Research Support: Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare
Margaret Hoffman-Terry, MD, FACP, AAHIVS: Advisory Board: Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare; Chair, Board of Directors: American Academy of HIV Medicine; Promotional Speaker’s Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare.
Vincent Lo Re, MD, MSCE: Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca
Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C: Research Support: ViiV Healthcare
Renslow Sherer, MD: Advisory Board: Gilead Sciences
William R. Short, MD, MPH: Advisory Board: Gilead Sciences; Promotional Speakers Bureau: Janssen Therapeutics
Pablo Tebas, MD: Consultant: Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare
Melanie Thompson, MD: Grant Recipient/Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb, CytoDyn, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck Sharp Dohme, Roche Molecular Systems, Taimed, ViiV Healthcare
Carole Treston, RN, MPH, ACRN, FAAN: Community Advisory Board: Gilead Sciences
Andrea Weddle, MSW: Speaker (public policy event): ViiV Healthcare (GSK)
Susan Ellen Weiss, FNP: Advisory Board: Gilead Sciences; Consultant: Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Promotional Speaker’s Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Janssen Therapeutics

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Bibliographic Sources:

  • Rona Vail, MD
    Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Presenter Bio
Rona Vail, MD
Rona Vail, MD is an HIV specialist providing medical care to HIV infected individuals for over 30 years. She has been at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center since 1999, where she is the Lead HIV Clinician. In addition to patient care, she trains and mentors new HIV clinicians, and provides HIV clinical guidance for her institution. She has provided education and training on HIV and on PrEP to community members, students, residents and medical professionals across New York State. She also serves on the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Medical Care Criteria Guidelines Committee, as well as the HIV Quality of Care Committee.