The HIV Epidemic in NYC and the Nation: What the Numbers Tell Us

Blayne Cutler, MD, PhD
Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Blayne Cutler is the assistant commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is an infectious disease and public health physician, who has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous clinical and epidemiological studies involving HIV and other infectious diseases. Dr. Cutler completed her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, her residency in the combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program at Brown University, and her infectious diseases fellowship at Columbia University, where she also received a Master’s degree in epidemiology and was awarded a research fellowship from the Mailman School of Public Health’s Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research.

Learning Objectives:Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  1. Understand current trends in the HIV epidemic in NYC.
  2. Know how NYC data compare to national trends.
  3. Understand the critical need for routine HIV screening with prompt linkage to care in clinical settings.
  4. Understand the importance of maximizing combination approaches for HIV prevention, as well as the critical need for routine HIV screening with prompt linkage to care in clinical settings.

CME Information:Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on February 11, 2014 and will terminate February, 2017.

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. Cutler (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Cutler supported her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    This PRN web site does not have the capacity to score quizzes and permit the download of CME certificates. To obtain CME credit for this and other PRN programs, please visit the PRN Video Channel at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly provide PRN enduring materials for CME 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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