Preeti Pathela is the senior epidemiologist at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control. She has been conducting STD program evaluation and research studies for 12 years, with special interests in correctional health, sexual health issues among men who have sex with men, and the relationship between sexual behavior and sexual identity. Preeti received her doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her MPH from Emory University.
At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Appreciate the risk of HIV infection among men diagnosed with rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia in STI clinics, and factors associated with HIV acquisition.
- Appreciate the risk of HIV infection among men diagnosed with early syphilis infections in NYC, and factors associated with HIV acquisition.
- Understand the components of a comprehensive bio-behavioral approach to HIV prevention.
This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
on October 13, 2015 and will terminate October, 2018.
The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.
This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.
Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Pathela (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Pathela will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit her slides in advance for adequate peer review.
This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from:
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.
To obtain CME credit for this and other PRN programs, please visit the PRN Courses page
at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.