Jason Halperin, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Director of Specialty Services
DAP Health
Cathedral City, California

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of primary care clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.

Program Overview

Primary care providers are well positioned to test patients for HIV, receive results, and initiate treatment with rapid antiretroviral therapy (ART), which has been recommended by guidelines for several years. In this self-directed video-based activity, Dr. Jason Halperin answers common questions about HIV testing, rapid ART requirements and appropriate regimens, patient education on HIV and sexual transmission, preexposure prophylaxis, and HIV prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe key educational topics for patients newly diagnosed with HIV related to prognosis, risk of transmission, and importance of adherence to treatment
  • Identify appropriate regimens and requirements for initiating rapid ART, including patient eligibility and required laboratory tests
  • Educate patients about HIV, including strategies to reduce transmission and the realities of HIV as a chronic disease

Physician Accreditation Statement

Integritas Communications is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Integritas designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Integritas Contact Information

For more information about the approval of this program, please contact Integritas at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, score at least 75% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Integritas adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Integritas are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Integritas. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Integritas in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Integritas to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Jason Halperin, MD, MPH, FIDSA: Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Integritas does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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