Growing Up with HIV

Elaine J. Abrams, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, College of Physicians & Surgeons
Senior Research Director, ICAP at Columbia, Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University, New York, NY

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Elaine Abrams, Professor of Pediatrics & Epidemiology, is the Senior Director for Research at ICAP where she is responsible for the organization’s research agenda. She also leads ICAP’s programs supporting implementation of prevention of mother-to-child transmission and pediatric care and treatment services in Sub Saharan Africa. Dr. Abrams’ research interests have focused on mother-to-child HIV transmission, the natural history of pediatric HIV, and optimizing antiretroviral therapy for infants, children, adolescents and pregnant women and breastfeeding women. She is Chair of Primary Therapy Scientific Committee of the NIH-funded IMPAACT network. She co-chaired the WHO 2015 ART guidelines committee that recommended universal ART for all individuals living with HIV and added PrEP to the prevention toolkit. In the US she participates in guideline development for pediatric HIV treatment and as well as the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. In collaboration with Dr. Claude Mellins, Dr. Abrams has followed a cohort of children born to women living with HIV infection in New York City to document biomedical, psychosocial and behavioral health outcomes.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Understand the biomedical and behavioral health outcomes of adolescents and young adults living with perinatally acquired HIV infection.
  • Appreciate the relative contribution of perinatal HIV versus psychosocial and contextual factors to behavioral health outcomes among adolescents and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV infection.
  • Know that adolescents and young adults with perinatal HIV infection are at high risk for poor health outcomes and early mortality.
  • Be able to identify potential early interventions to improve outcomes for young people with perinatal HIV infection.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on June 26, 2018 and will terminate June 25, 2021.

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.
  • Accreditation Statement: Top of page

    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.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page

    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. Elaine J. Abrams (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Elaine J. Abrams submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support 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; Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products, LP; and Merck & Co.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, 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.

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