South Carolina will host its FIRST PrEP Awareness Week September 28 - October 3! In partnership with the South Carolina AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) we will offer up to 5 FREE CME/CNE for the webinars. The accreditation statement may be viewed by clicking here. The webinars are held Monday through Friday from noon to 1pm.
Also, this month is PrEPtember and there are weekly webinars, mostly on Wednesdays, discussing PrEP. Please visit the SE AETC calendar and register today to learn more about PrEP or register for an event listed below.
Monday Getting PrEPed
Kenric Ware, PharmD, MBA, AAHIVP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at South University in Columbia. Dr. Ware will examine efficacy and safety of HIV PrEP; advantages and disadvantages of Truvada and Descovy utilization; and explore requirements and stipulations for financial assistance for HIV PrEP. He will also discuss the impact of public perceptions of HIV PrEP on medication adherence.
Adolescent Health and PrEP
Raymond Reiser, MD is a pediatrician at Little River Medical Center. Dr. Reiser will discuss the supportive evidence for PrEP use in adolescents, how to identify clients for PrEP, and how to initiate and manage adolescents on PrEP.
Women Crush Wednesday
Women's Health and PrEP
Gweneth Lazenby, MD is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Lazenby will discuss supportive evidence for PrEP use in women, identifying women who are candidates for PrEP, and how to initiate and follow women on PrEP.
Transgender Health Thursday
Ensuring Equitable Delivery of PrEP to Transgender Individuals
Kamla Sanasi-Bhola, MD is an infectious disease physician and assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She is the director of the PrEP Telehealth Program, where she provides technical guidance on preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery across the state of South Carolina. Dr. Sanasi-Bhola will discuss providing equitable PrEP services to transgender clients.
Promoting HIV Awareness and Prevention in Latinx Communities
Vanessa Diaz, MD, MSCR is a family medicine physician with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Diaz is also the medical director for care coordination of primary care at MUSC. Dr. Diaz will discuss promoting HIV awareness and prevention, such as PrEP, in Latinx communities.
Additional PrEP Awareness Week Activities
NOTE: *These courses are not approved for CME/CNE credits.
Let's Talk About PrEP*
This is an opportunity for college students and young adults to learn more about PrEP. The webinar will discuss who's at risk for HIV, common side effects, and how to get started on PrEP. This webinar will also discuss signs and symptoms of common sexually transmitted infections and how to prevent them.
Reducing HIV Stigma in Faith-based Organizations*
This webinar will discuss the impact the faith community has on HIV stigma and how these behaviors influence HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Dr. Bambi Gaddist will discuss how the faith community can support HIV awareness by reducing stigma.
Free STD/HIV Testing for PrEP Awareness Week: Monday, September 28-Saturday, October 3
Notice: Due to COVID-19, the services and hours of these organizations may change. Please contact agency to stay abreast of any temporary changes.
Continuing Education Credits
CME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Prisma Health-Midlands Continuing Medical Education Organization and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC). The University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Prisma Health-Midlands Continuing Medical Education Organization is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME DESIGNATION STATEMENT: The University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Prisma Health-Midlands Continuing Medical Education Organization designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
AHEC: This program is approved for 0.5 CEU’s (5.0 clock hours) of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. and meets the SC AHEC Best Practices Standards. Participants must attend 90% of the program in order to receive a certificate of attendance.
No partial credit will be given.
NURSING: Mid-Carolina AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
DHEC: This program has been approved by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 0.5 CEU’s (5.0 clock hours) of general continuing education by SC DHEC and meets the SC DHEC Best Practices Standards. Participants must attend 90% of the program in order to receive a certificate of attendance.
No partial credit will be given.
Your acceptance will be acknowledged with an e-mail confirmation.