Mpox Now: Update on Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment for People With or At-risk for HIV

Preeti Pathela, DrPH, MPH
Executive Director, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Program
Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Queens, NY

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About the Presenter:Top of page

Preeti Pathela is the Executive Director of the STI Program in the Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, with overall responsibility for directing, evaluating, and coordinating the activities of the Program, which consists of roughly 70 staff who conduct work in STI program implementation, surveillance and field operations, and epidemiology, research and evaluation. She has 18 years of experience in STI/HIV prevention and control, with a previous role of Director of STI Research and Evaluation at the NYC Health Department, during which time she oversaw a unit comprising analysts who examined data on STI/HIV patterns among the program’s sexual health clinic population, as well as at the citywide level, to generate and answer research questions around STD/HIV risk, prevention, and service delivery. She serves on the American STD Association’s Board of Directors and as an Associate Editor of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Preeti received a DrPH degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her MPH from Emory University.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational activity learners will:
1. Understand ongoing community transmission of mpox in NYC and optimal methods for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
2. Know details of the outbreak of Clade I mpox virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and risk for its introduction into the U.S.
3. Be aware of changes to availability and ordering of JYNNEOS vaccine.
4. Know how to access available provider resources regarding mpox.

CME Information:Top of page

This CME activity has approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for May 21, 2024, as a live activity. This activity will also be available as an enduring activity from May 28, 2024, through May 20, 2027.

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.

Accreditation Statement:Top of page

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 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 the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement: Top of page

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure Statement:Top of page

Policies and standards of the Medical Society of the State of New York and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education require that speakers and planners for continuing medical education 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 F. Braun (Course Director/Planner) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- Dr. Keith M. Sigel (Moderator) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- Dr. Preeti Pathela (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Pathela submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review and supported her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.

Financial Support:Top of page

This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare.

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