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HIV and Anxiety Disorders

Activity Type:

  • On Demand

Release Date: 8/21/2014

Expiration Date: 4/30/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1

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The participant will have a better understanding of HIV-associated anxiety disorders.


  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Non-Member - Free

Educational Objectives

  • Identify the diagnostic and treatment approaches to psychiatric comorbidity in patients with HIV and AIDS
  • Understand the prevalence and differential diagnoses of particular disorders
  • Describe the pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatments for particular disorders
  • Recognize the impact of drug interactions and toxicities between antiretrovirals and psychotropic medication

Target Audience

This program is designed for all psychiatrists in clinical practice, residents in Graduate Medical Education programs, medical students interested in psychiatry, and other physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Program Release Date: October 17, 2014
Program Review Date: April 4, 2017
Program End Date: April 30, 2020

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

  • Diane Pennessi, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Marshall Forstein, M.D., Harvard Medical School, The Cambridge Hospital, The Cambridge Health Alliance. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Mary Ann Cohen, M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Division of Education Director, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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