Although significant advances have been made in HIV prevention and treatment strategies, leading to decreased HIV incidence and improved health outcomes in some populations, HIV continues to disproportionately affect underserved communities. There are persistent racial and ethnic disparities in new diagnoses, prevalence, and mortality, as well as access to care and the distribution of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). It is critical that clinicians understand the root causes of these disparities and recognize the pervasive impact they have on the care of patients with HIV and their overall outcomes.
In this CME Outfitters Snack, expert faculty will guide viewers through a review of current data underscoring the existence of racial and ethnic disparities within HIV prevention and care, as well as how systemic racism and social determinants of health contribute to these health disparities. They will also provide actionable steps for clinicians to take to achieve more equitable care for those living with HIV.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to illustrate the pervasive impact of bias and disparities on the care of persons with HIV.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Walmart Inc.
Healthcare professionals (physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician associates (PAs), nurses, and pharmacists) within the Walmart network
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Dr. Peek reports the following financial relationships: Consultant: Pfizer Inc.
Mr. Collins reports the following financial relationships: Advisory Board: Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Other Financial or Material Support: Sponsored social media posts with the following companies/brands: Ballsy; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); FIGS, Inc.; FOLX Health; Nutraceutical Wellness Inc.; and Nutrisense
Dr. Rodriguez-Diaz reports the following financial relationships: Advisory Board: Coai, Inc. and NMAC; Consultant: Gilead Sciences, Inc. Grants: Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Centers for Disease Control and Health. Research Support: National Institute of Health. Speakers Bureau: Merck & Co., Inc.
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Optometry (COPE) Activity Number: 125256, Course ID#: 82424-PB