Live Webcasts to Educate Clinicians on How to Have Constructive Conversations About Patients Sexual Health and Prevent HIV
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NEW YORK (5/14/2021) – DKBmed, LLC will host a series of live, online meetings to educate health care providers on ways to improve their efforts to prevent transmission of HIV among their patients. The program, entitled Perspectives on PrEP: Patient Conversations, will be presented to physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants nationwide as a part of the National Association for Continuing Education’s annual meeting series.
Since its emergence in the late 1970s and early 1980s, HIV has been a substantial public health challenge and still affects 1.2 million in the United States today, with roughly 38,000 new infections per year. The national Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative has set several targets aimed towards reducing the enormous burden of HIV. One of these targets is a 75% reduction in the number of new HIV infections by 2025. We now have medications that are highly effective in preventing HIV infection, but they are severely underused. Perspectives on PrEP: Patient Conversations endeavors to educate providers on the importance of prophylactic measures in preventing the spread of HIV.
“Prevention is the most effective way of keeping people safe,” notes Ellen Eaton, MS, MSPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and program director of Perspectives on PrEP: Patient Conversations. “The efficacy of PrEP in reducing risk of HIV infection is well-established – consistent use of PrEP reduces infection rates from sexual contact by about 99% and from injection drug use by at least 74%.”
Perspectives on PrEP: Patient Conversations will address critical gaps in care through a series of webcasts that will reach health care providers nationwide. Each webcast will feature:
- Expert presenting faculty chosen for their HIV expertise and teaching skills
- Videos of real patients describing the challenges that have had with some providers, the stigma surrounding their sexuality and use of PrEP, conversations about sexual health, and PrEP initiation and retention
- A discussion about recognizing patients who may benefit from PrEP, strategies for starting important conversations about sexual health, and PrEP initiation and monitoring
- A review of PrEP’s indications and its utility in preventing HIV transmission for patients with increased risk for HIV infection
- Analysis of currently available PrEP formulations, the benefits of newer therapies, and therapies in development
About the National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) Founded in 1998, the National Association for Continuing Education is an organization whose mission is to offer accredited continuing education opportunities to those working in medicine and healthcare. These activities, delivered through a variety of formats, address professional practice gaps and equip learners with the skills necessary to improve patient care. NACE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and abides by high standards to ensure that all developed programs are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. To learn more about NACE, visit their website at: https://www.naceonline.com/.
About DKBmed DKBmed is an integrated continuing medical education company operated by an experienced team of medical education experts. DKBmed provides health care professionals with effective medical education that closes identified knowledge and practice gaps to improve patient health.
Working with accredited providers and other partners, DKBmed develops innovative educational programs and quality improvement (QI) initiatives, bringing new learning methodologies to the CME landscape. DKBmed has become a leader in QI in the independent medical education space with QI projects in Pain Management, HIV, Depression, Influenza, and Diabetic Eye Disease. DKBmed was also an early adopter of case scenarios with real patients and live actors, TED/DKBmed Talks, 3D animation, webcasts, podcasts, and smart phone applications for clinicians and patients. These forward-thinking approaches enable health care professionals to learn and access educational programs in a manner that is most convenient and appropriate for them.
DKBmed’s programs are accessible through the company’s website (www.dkbmed.com). They reach more than 150,000 health care professionals in primary care and in a variety of specialties and disease states including: HIV, COVID-19, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, influenza, dermatology, retinal disease, rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, asthma, multiple sclerosis, pain management, depression and viral hepatitis (HBV, HCV) and oncology.