Course Overview

STOP HIV: Engaging Convenient Care is an exclusive virtual series with the Convenient Care Association.

This unique program offers 3 accredited activities that provide insights and skills to introduce into your practice. In addition to Topics 1 and 2 that provide essential knowledge in HIV management, we offer our "Meet the Patients" activity that allows you to review real clinician interactions with trained standardized patients!

Meet the Patients
  • Review real clinician interactions with trained standardized patients
  • Common patient scenarios you would see in clinical practice
  • Lessons and feedback from the patients about the conversations

Topic 1: The Landscape of HIV/Starting the Conversation
  • Basic epidemiology of HIV
  • Red flags: STI, injection drug use signs, TB
  • Why universal screening for HIV is important
  • Starting the conversation with patients presenting for another medical need (eg, treatment of acute illness or injury, preventive care)
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Topic 2: Testing and Treatment
  • HIV testing options
  • Testing negative
  • Assessing risk for HIV
  • Prevention strategies, including PrEP
  • PrEP baseline testing, administration, and follow-up
  • Patient education
  • And much more!
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Justin Alves
Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN

Nurse Educator – Office Based Addiction Treatment, Training and Technical Assistance Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Melinda Pipik
Melinda Pipik, MS, FNP-BC

Sexual Health Peer Mentor, CVS MinuteClinic | MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Indiana, LLC