Overview

HIV remains a persistent health problem for the United States and countries around the world. June marks 40 years since the first report of AIDS in CDC’s MMWR. Great progress has happened in the last 40 years in preventing and treating HIV. Yet there is still much to do. Join Dr. Charles Vega, Health Sciences Clinical Professor at UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine, and Dr. Oni Blackstock, primary care and HIV physician, researcher, and founder and executive director of Health Justice, racial and health equity consulting practice as they discuss how health and social inequities continue to affect the HIV epidemic. They will talk about the role primary care providers can play in ending the HIV epidemic.  

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss health inequities in HIV care in the US
  • Describe barriers that keep people from seeking HIV services and how to overcome these barriers
  • Discuss advances in HIV prevention over the past 40 years 
  • Outline resources available for primary care clinicians to help in the uptake of HIV-related services across prevention, screening, treatment, and specialty care
     

Faculty

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, CA 

Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS

Founder & Executive Director, Health Justice
Let’s Stop HIV Together Clinical Ambassador
Primary Care Physician, HIV specialist, and researcher 

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP: No relevant financial relationships disclosed. 

Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS: No relevant financial relationships disclosed. 

 

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

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 Pri-Med Institute and CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together (Together) National Partnerships Team (NPT). Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


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Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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