Best of ACTHIV: Mental Health and Substance Use in PWH

Best of ACTHIV: Mental Health and Substance Use in PWH—A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment for the HIV Care Team

Presentation date:May 6, 2022
Release Date:
December 23, 2022
Expiration Date: September 15, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 0.5 hour

This presentation was part of the 16th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV 2022), which held May 5-7, 2022. The conference was supported by educational grants from Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP; Merck, Theratechnologies, and ViiV Healthcare.


The presentation on which this activity is based was selected by ACTHIV 2022 conference attendees and the conference  planning committee as being among the best sessions of the conference. The goal of this activity is to help members of the frontline HIV care team to be better able to:

  • Identify the most common mental health and substance use disorders among people with HIV
  • List screening tools for these disorders which can be integrated into practice
  • Identify barriers and facilitators to treatment for mental health and substance use disorders
  • Explain the opportunities an integrated care model offers for improving mental health and substance use disorder treatment in people with HIV

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Activity Faculty:

Alexandra Canetti, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center

Accreditation and Credit Designation


In support of improving patient care, American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 0.5 ANCC contact hours.(0.1 Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hours)

Physician Assistants

American Academy of CME, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until September 15, 2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other members of the care team will receive a certificate of participation.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of the HIV care team, including physicians (both specialists and primary care/family medicine), nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists who are in practice but are newer to HIV medicine or who are in training. Other healthcare providers may also participate.


According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relationships with any ineligible company(ies). The existence of these relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the activity. Clinical content has been reviewed for fair balance and scientific objectivity, and all of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships are as follows:

Faculty Educator Disclosures:

Faculty Disclosure: Alexandra Canetti, MD: has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planner Disclosures:

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Beatrice Aladin,  MD, MPA; Jillian Baron, MD, MPH; John T Brooks, MD; Jose Castillo-Mancilla, MD; Lisa Catalli, MSN, NP-C; Jonathan Colasanti, MD, MSPH; Sherrillyn Crooks, PA-C; Christopher Evans, MD; Courtney V Fletcher, PharmD; Donna Futterman, MD; Rajesh Gandhi, MD; Mary Glenshaw, PhD, MPH, OTR/L; Jose Gutierrez, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC; Tomasz Jodlowski, PharmD; John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, FACEHP; Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD; Jennifer Kay-Berene Klein, MSN; Harry Lampiris, MD; Sharon Lee, MD; Vincent Lo Re, MD, MSCE; Amber McCracken; Lorenzo McFarland, DHA, MPH, MSW, PMP; Paul Miniter, MS; Edward Moylan, RP; Asa Radix, MD, PhD, MPH; Dianne Rausch, PhD; Aaron Richterman, MD MPH; Jeri (Jieri) Sumitani, MMSc, PA-C; Pablo Tebas, MD; Ronald Dean Wilcox MD; Darcy Wooten, MD, MS

The following individuals have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Dawn Averitt, BIS: Advisory Board/Consultant – Merck, Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare

Roger Bedimo, MD, MS: Advisory Board/Consultant – Merck, ViiV Healthcare, Theratechnologies*

Eric Daar, MD: Advisory Board/Consultant – Merck, Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare; Grant/Research Support  – Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare

Carlos del Rio, MD: Advisory Board/Consultant: Resverolix, Sanofi-Pasteur*

Margaret Hoffman-Terry, MD, FACP, AAHIVS: Advisory Board/Consultant – ViiV Healthcare; Grant/Research Support  – ViiV Healthcare; Speakers Bureau – Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare

Nina Kim, MD, MSc: Grant/Research Support – Gilead Sciences

Igho Ofotokun, MD, MSc: Grant/Research Support – Merck

Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C: Advisory Board/Consultant – Merck, ViiV Healthcare

Jennifer Price, MD, PhD: Advisory Board/Consultant – Theratechnologies, Gilead Sciences, Merck; Grant/Research Support  – Gilead Sciences, Merck; Speaker’s Bureau – Gilead Sciences

Jason Schafer, PharmD, MPH: Advisory Board/Consultant – Merck, ViiV Healthcare; Grant/Research Support  – Merck, Gilead Sciences*

Renslow Sherer MD: Grant/Research Support  – Gilead Sciences

William R Short, MD, MPH, FIDSA: Advisory Board/Consultant – Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare; Speaker’s Bureau – ViiV Healthcare, Janssen

Babaafemi Taiwo, MBBS: Advisory Board/Consultant – Gilead Sciences, Merck, ViiV Healthcare, Janssen

Melanie Thompson, MD: Grant/Research Support  – Cepheid Inc, Cytodyn Inc, Frontier Biotechnologies, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, ViiV Healthcare

Andrea Weddle, MSW: Policy Consultation: Merck

Susan Weiss, FNP-BC, MSN, AAHIVS: Advisory Board* – Gilead Sciences, Merck, ViiV Healthcare, Janssen; Speaker’s Bureau* – Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare, Janssen

*Indicates relationship has ended

This activity will not review off-label or investigational information.

The opinions expressed in this accredited continuing education activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy or its ACTHIV Institute. This educational activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

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