This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. List the recommended clinical tests that should be ordered and reviewed before prescribing PrEP in an HIV-negative individual
2. Discuss who is eligible for PrEP
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.25 hours
Susan J. Gross, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FACMG
President and CEO, The ObG Project
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Genoox, Inc., and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity are as posted on The ObG Project website. During the period from July 6 2018 through July 6 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation. Upon registering and successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The ObG Project. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.25 contact hour(s) (0.25 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-18-287-H01-P)
Type of Activity: Knowledge
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.2 contact hours.
Designated for 0.2 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.
In May 2018, the FDA approved daily oral antiretroviral preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with Truvada (tenofovir plus emtricitabine) for adolescents and adults who weigh at least 35 kg (77 lbs). The CDC has published guidelines on the use of PrEP – a powerful tool to reduce HIV risk in those at high risk.
The USPSTF recommends offering PrEP with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons at high risk of HIV acquisition. This recommendation is Grade A, which means that PrEP should be offered or provided in the appropriate clinical settings (see below). In addition, the USPSTF document states that while associated with “small harms” (e.g., kidney and GI events), overall
The USPSTF found convincing evidence that PrEP is of substantial benefit for decreasing the risk of HIV infection in persons at high risk of HIV infection, either via sexual acquisition or through injection drug use. The USPSTF also found convincing evidence that adherence to PrEP is highly correlated with its efficacy in preventing the acquisition of HIV infection.
Anyone who recently tested HIV-negative is not in a mutually monogamous (no outside partner) relationship with a partner and
- The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding and the mother’s clinical need for TRUVADA for HIV-1 PrEP should be considered along with any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from TRUVADA and the risk of HIV-1 acquisition due to nonadherence and subsequent mother to child transmission
- Women should not breastfeed if acute HIV-1 infection is suspected because of the risk of HIV-1 transmission to the infant.
Note: PrEP is only for people who are at ongoing substantial risk of HIV infection
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