How to Address the Sexual Health Needs of Your Patients and Their Partners

December 2, 2014 | 5:15 - 7:30 pm

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond St., Providence, RI 02912

Program Description
Recent trends in HIV and STD’s in Rhode Island indicate that the rates of HIV and STD’s for some populations are on the increase. This CME event will provide information to health providers so that they understand these trends and that can disrupt further spread of these infections by learning best practices for interacting with patients and their sexual partners. A special emphasis will be on current approaches to working with gay/bisexual men and other patients at highest risk of HIV and STDs. Participants will be provided with tools and resources to implement in their practices.

Target Audience
Healthcare providers, social workers, case workers, consumers, community partners, decision makers, educators, and anybody who is interested in Rhode IslandHIV/STD issues.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the growing trends and recent epidemiology ofHIV and STDs in Rhode Island
  2. Identify tools and strategies for getting partners ofpatients screened/treated in order to prevent patientreinfection.
  3. Develop skills for speaking with patients about behaviorsrelated to sexual health such as multiple partners, onlinehook-ups, drug/alcohol use, and condom use.
  4. Understand of the role of the Rhode Island Departmentof Health in conducting contact tracing and partnerservices for patients recently infected with HIV or a STD.
  5. Interact with gay/bisexual male patients in a manner thatis sensitive to their health needs.
  6. Explain the role of PEP, PREP, and routine testing for highriskpatients.

Registration Information
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Registration Fee: $15.00 (Fee includes dinner)


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 Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The WarrenAlpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited bythe ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of1 .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 1.5 hours.

Psychologists: The Alpert Medical School of BrownUniversity has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing educationcredits for Psychologists. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University maintains responsibilityfor the program. This program is approved for 1.5 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).