Volume 5, Issue 9

Screening High-Risk Populations

In this issue:

HIV testing is the necessary first step in reducing infection and interrupting transmission; without it, any efforts at diagnosis and appropriate treatment are severely impaired. But testing acceptance in particular populations has been and remains especially low. 

In this issue, Dr. Cedric Bien-Gund from the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania analyzes the current literature reporting on the strategies to reach these at high-risk people. 

Learning objectives:

  • Describe different HIV testing options available to clinicians and the potential advantages and disadvantages to each approach.  
  • Discuss the potential benefits and limitations to HIV self-testing strategies.  

Author:

Cedric Bien-Gund, MD
Cedric Bien-Gund, MD

Fellow in Infectious Diseases 
Division of Infectious Diseases 
Department of Medicine 
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Program Directors:

Ethel D. Weld, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Division of Infectious Diseases
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Matthew Spinelli, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor
HIV, ID, and Global Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN

Nurse Educator – Office Based Addiction Treatment, Training and Technical Assistance Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Length of activity:

1.0 hour Physicians
1.0 contact hour Nurses

Launch date: July 9, 2020
Expiration date: July 8, 2022