Visualizing HIV Transmission and Prevention

Thomas J. Hope, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell and Molecular Biology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Biomedical Engineering
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Dr. Hope received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco. At Northwestern University, Dr. Hope’s laboratory has been a pioneer the use of cell biology approaches to study HIV providing images and movies of HIV interacting with cells and tissues. For the past 25 years, his research has focused on HIV Cellular Virology. More recently, this focus has expanded to HIV related mucosal immunology, HIV transmission, and HIV prevention science. Dr. Hope is also the Editor-in-Chief of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and a Section Editor for PLoS Pathogens.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Be aware the mucosal immune cell types initially infected by HIV after sexual exposure, the highly dynamic nature of the early host-virus interactions at the portal of transmission, and how the virus is distributed after sexual exposure and infection.
  • Understand the detailed mechanisms of how pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevents HIV acquisition and why systemic PrEP (oral pill) works better than topical PrEP (Microbicides) to prevent transmission.
  • Appreciate the weaknesses associated with using blood sampling to evaluate the outcome of antiviral treatment and monitor HIV reservoirs relating to HIV Cure Research.
  • Appreciate how utilizing state-of-the-art Multi-scale imaging approaches are providing new insights into the natural history of HIV transmission, dissemination, reservoir formation, and mechanisms of prevention.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity has approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on March 19, 2019 and will terminate March 18, 2022.

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. Thomas J. Hope (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Hope submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support his 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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