Seventh Volume of Popular eHIV Review Series Launches
Email: [email protected]
NEW YORK (3/1/2022) – DKBmed, LLC, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, is launching a seventh volume of eHIV Review. This latest installment, consisting of six newsletters and six podcasts, will distill findings from recent scientific studies in HIV and examine how clinicians can further optimize their practice.
The program can be found at ehivreview.org
The seventh volume of eHIV Review endeavors to help clinicians realize goals set in Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative – a program launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2019. Achieving the objectives outlined in the initiative will require “innovative, community-driven solutions to leverage scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response.” The US DHHS is aiming to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses by 75% within 5 years and by 90% within 10 years. Other specific targets include ensuring that at least 95% of people with HIV diagnosis receive a diagnosis, that 95% of people with diagnosed HIV have a suppressed viral load, and that 50% of those at risk for acquiring HIV are prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Successfully executing these goals requires “expanding existing programs and responding to clinically, ethically, socially, and culturally relevant features of contemporary patients’ experiences of stigma, oppression, and living with HIV.”
In recent years, progress on these fronts has stalled, which reinforces the need for effective educational initiatives. “The decline in new HIV infections overall has not been uniform across all age groups and race/ethnicity groups, with increases in certain populations” states eHIV Review Program Director and Nurse Educator – Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN from Boston Medical Center. “Improved screening, especially among populations at high risk of HIV, may effectively reduce the incidence of HIV.”
Volume 7 of eHIV Review will examine critical topics relevant to care of patients with HIV, including:
- Strategies to improve HIV screening, particularly among patient populations at the highest risk of acquiring HIV
- The importance of rapid initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART)
- Integrating new HIV medications into treatment plans
- Patient selection, administration, and clinical trial data for long-acting ART
- Mitigating and managing adverse events associated with ART and effectively individualizing treatment for patients with HIV
eHIV Review is one component of the highly successful and popular eLiterature Review series published through DKBmed’s collaboration with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each installment consists of a newsletter and podcast. To view this and similar learning programs centered on other conditions, including cystic fibrosis, HIV, and COPD, visit elit.dkbmed.com.
Success of eHIV Review Renewal of the eHIV review series comes after the success of the sixth volume, which led to 54,431 web sessions and 2,162 app downloads.
Credit Designation Statements
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material – Internet activity for a maximum 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per monthly review). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate to the extent of their participation in the activity.
Podcast: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material – Internet activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
eNewsletter: This 1 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each Newsletter carries a maximum of 1 contact hour, or a total of 6.0 contact hours for the 6 newsletters in this program. Podcast: These paired, 0.5 contact hour Educational Activities are provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each podcast carries a maximum of 0.5 contact hour, or a total of 3.0 contact hours for the 6 podcasts in the program.
Disclosure of Support Volume 7 of eHIV review is supported by educational grants provided by Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen, and ViiV Healthcare.
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.