2023 Pasifika Grand Rounds | Overview of HIV Care for Non-Infectious Disease Health Care Providers
A paucity of resources exist in equipping health care providers in community health clinic settings in supporting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care for their patients. A lack of data exists regarding specific health outcomes pertaining to health disparities in Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) communities. General practitioners are, therefore, ill-equipped to properly treat these patients.
Patients with HIV are at risk for malignancies. Limited treatment options is an unmet need in care for these patients. Studies show that socioeconomic factors, such as lack of health care coverage, and language barriers may make it difficult for some Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander persons to access HIV testing and care. Testing people for HIV who have not yet been tested is an integral first step in the attempt to achieve better health outcomes in this population. It is especially important to move towards establishing social initiatives to test everyone between the ages of 13-64, at least once, as part of routine health care, as approximately 1/7 individuals with HIV in the U.S. is unaware of their diagnosis. It is equally important for health care providers to optimize their care. This can be achieved if they are given the skills to identify when issues arise that require them to communicate with patient's specialists. Community Health Clinics are then able to develop better tracking mechanisms for their patients, if they are made aware of which outcomes would be more pertinent to monitor.
Physicians and medical providers who serve Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) communities.
- Discuss the importance of testing people for HIV who have not yet been tested.
- Outline the common medical issues that occur more frequently in people with HIV.
- Identify important preventative measures to be performed in this patient population.
- Examine the most common causes of mortality for people with HIV, noted to be higher than in the general population.
- Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
Jana K. Dickter, MD Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy; City of Hope
Presenter: Dr. Dickter has indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships.
Planner: Raynald Samoa, MD has indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships.
This presentation and/or comments will provide a balanced, non-promotional, and evidence-based approach to all diagnostic, therapeutic and/or research related content.
CME Committee/Reviewer no relevant financial relationships: Daneng Li, MD
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0
The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:
Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.0 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
City of Hope designates this 2023 Pasifika Grand Rounds | Overview of HIV Care for Non-Infectious Disease Health Care Providers for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance