Case Studies in Initiating Discussions of Sexual Health: A STEP-HIV Initiative

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Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 hours

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Support for this activity has been made possible through an educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

Clinical Gap and Educational Need
Sexual history gathering is an essential part of providing quality, comprehensive medical care. Clinicians know that STIs and HIV as well as unintended pregnancy are still very prevalent. Understanding and supporting the sexual health of a patient is a critical piece of preventative medicine—allowing for potential implementation of preventative measures such as PrEP, contraception and strategies related to STI protection. Like so many aspects of medicine, obtaining a sexual history requires learning the skills, practicing those skills, and individualizing them to best suit the patient in front of you.

Using case studies and didactics, this free interactive CME/CNE-Certified webinar will review the components of the sexual history, language that can be used and applied to different patient populations, including adolescents and LGBTQI+ individuals, and the importance of an interprofessional team in providing affirming patient care.

Learning Objectives
After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Explain the importance of obtaining a sexual history
  • List the components of a complete sexual history
  • Apply sexual history gathering skills to different patient populations

Activity Faculty

Erica A. Bostick, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
New York State Sexual Health Center of Excellence

Erica A. Bostick, MD, is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Adolescent Medicine. She has expertise in caring for adolescents and young adults, specifically in the fields of transgender medicine, reproductive healthcare, and eating disorders. Given her adult medicine training, Dr. Bostick also provides the aforementioned care to those patients transitioning into adulthood. Additionally, Dr. Bostick is a collaborating physician at the Rochester Institute of Technology Student Health Center, where she helped create a new Gender Health services program. Part of her clinical time is also spent at the Monroe County STD Clinic, focusing on treatment, prevention and education surrounding sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Bostick is passionate about empowering patients with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. She has given talks on gender and reproductive health at local, regional and national levels to a variety of audiences.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and ACTHIV Institute. 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.

Physicians: American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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 1.0 ANCC contact hours (0.0 Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hours).

California: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16993 for 1.0 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 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 31, 2021. 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.

Disclosure Statement
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 relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence. Disclosures are as follows:

Faculty: Erica A. Bostick, MD: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests

Planning Committee: John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP; Edward Moylan, RPh; Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of Academy or ACTHIV Institute. This 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.

This activity will not discuss off-label information.

Instructions on How to Receive Credit
There are no fees to participate in the activity.  Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CME/CE credit for your participation, please complete the post-assessment and program evaluation. Your certificate will be available for printing immediately.

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