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Use of PrEP for Clients at High Risk of HIV

Activity Type:

  • On Demand

Release Date: 6/15/2017

Expiration Date: 6/15/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 1.5
  • Participation: 1.5

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Despite the significant advances in the knowledge and treatment of HIV/AIDS, it remains responsible for a worldwide epidemic. In the United States the rate of new infections has been steady at approximately 50,000 per year. In an effort to decrease new infections, various interventions have been developed including the use of anti retroviral medications such as pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV uninfected individuals to prevent the acquisition of the virus.

This webinar will review the literature on PrEP, including the rationale and indications for its prescription, efficacy, risk for compensatory behaviors, and transmission of other sexually transmitted infections (STI), as well as current recommendations. The webinar will also discuss the unique role for mental health providers in the use of PrEP.


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Course Partner

This webinar is provided as a collaborative effort between the American Psychiatric Association and the HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Training Resource Center. The HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Training Resource Center aims to expand the knowledge and capacity of mental health care providers to address the mental health and psychosocial needs of consumers impacted and affected by HIV. This is done as a partnership between the Education Development Center, American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, and National Association of Social Workers.

The Center is funded under a task order from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services. Reference #283-12-2401. This webinar is offered for training and technical assistance purposes only. The content, views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the evidence-base that supports the efficacy of PrEP
  • Describe key characteristics of individuals who may benefit or who may not benefit from PrEP
  • Describe potential barriers to the use of PrEP and identify strategies to help patients overcome barriers
  • List strategies that mental health providers can employ to engage patients in conversations regarding the pros, cons and potential of proper PrEP use

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Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Begin Date: June 15, 2017
End Date: June 15, 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 70% 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 completion date and hours earned. 


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 1.5 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


  • Kenneth Ashley, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Consultant: Education Development Center NYSDOH AIDS Institute, Clinical Guidelines Program Johns Hopkins University.

Program Planners

  • Jaime Jobe, Research and Product Development Associate, Education Development Center NYSDOH AIDS Institute. 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

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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

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  • 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
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