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HIV Screening

Presented by the University of Alabama School of Medicine
Division of Continuing Medical Education

Release Date: November 15, 2012
Expiration Date: November 15, 2015

Target Audience
CME Participation
Accreditation & Credit

Case 1
Case Question #1

Primary care physicians

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
  • Be brought up-to-date with the changing demographics of those affected by HIV.
  • Understand the two major national guidelines for HIV screening and the differences between them.
  • Be better prepared for the challenges of implementing or improving upon HIV screening in their offices.
  • Have knowledge about what the law requires regarding HIV screening procedures, as well as how to best coordinate follow-up and specialized care.
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Jennifer Cawood, MS
Medical Writer
Certified Health Education Specialist

Jason Morris, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal medicine
Department of Medicine
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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The author has no relevant financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Because of the nature of preliminary studies, some products mentioned are unlabeled and investigational. Dosages, indications, and methods of use of drugs mentioned in this publication may reflect the experience of the authors, clinical literature, or other resources. Therefore, please see the full prescribing information before using any licensed product mentioned.


Effective July 1, 2011, enduring materials are required to provide an assessment of the learner that measures achievement of the educational purpose and/or objectives of the activity. For our online enduring materials, the UAB Division of CME has begun implementing a post-test questionnaire (5 content-related questions). Upon completion of the course, you will be directed to the post-test questionnaire. To receive your CME certificate, you must score a minimum of 80% on the post-test.

To participate in this online course for CME credit, please review the objectives before beginning the program. Complete the course and the self-assessment test before November 15, 2015 to receive CME credit. Your certificate will then be available online. This process should take approximately 1 hour.

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The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this enduring material 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.

The boards of nursing in many states, including Alabama, recognize Category 1 continuing medical education courses as acceptable activities for the renewal of license to practice nursing.

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Dosages, indications, and methods of use of any drug referred to in this publication may reflect the clinical experience of the authors, clinical literature, or other clinical resources. Therefore, please see the full prescribing information before using any product mentioned. UAB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
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Rock Hudson. Ryan White. Greg Louganis. Magic Johnson. And 1.2 million more faces in the U.S. alone. Vibrant, young faces. Aging, lined faces. Smooth-skinned, feminine faces. Bearded, rough faces. Light-skinned faces. Asian faces. Colored faces. The faces of HIV and AIDS.

Says Marvelyn Brown, an outspoken young woman living with HIV, “the most common misconception about HIV is that it has a look; that you can look at someone and be able to tell they’re HIV positive.”[1] In a sea of faces along a city street, it is impossible to point out an individual living with HIV. A disease that when discovered 30 years ago was thought to affect only gay white men quickly afflicted the young and old, male and female, white and black--and every ethnicity in between. However, HIV does not affect everyone equally; there are pockets of the population that are disproportionately affected.

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Question 1 of 4

1. What statement(s) regarding the demographics affected by HIV is (are) true?

A. Women account for one out of every four diagnoses of HIV/AIDS.
B. The incidence of HIV/AIDS is highest in metropolitan areas with large populations, such as New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

C. HIV/AIDS now affects more African Americans than Caucasians in the U.S.
D. Both A and C are true


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