Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health - What's Your Style?

Infectious Diseases
Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) 0.50 AANP Contact Hours
Launch Date:
July 25, 2019
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Primary Care Physicians

Relevant Terms:

Primary Care, PrEP, Preexposure Prophylaxsis, Sexual health, Sexually transmitted infection, Communication, Sexual behavior

Charlene A. Flash, MD, MPH

Charlene A. Flash, MD, MPH
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Legacy Community Health
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Dr. Charlene Flash is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Legacy Community Health, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Houston, TX. A highly sought-after national expert on the implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, Dr. Flash developed one of the first comprehensive HIV prevention programs in the United States to prescribe HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to high-risk heterosexuals and men who have sex with men (MSM) in a real-world setting outside the context of a demonstration project or clinical trial. Dr. Flash served as the Assistant Medical Director of HIV Prevention Services for Harris Health System and provided primary care to a large panel of patients with HIV at Thomas Street Health Center. Dr. Flash complements her administrative and clinical engagement with research on HIV testing, prevention and treatment, health care disparities and implementation science. She maintains a voluntary clinical faculty appointment at Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease.  Dr. Flash is a graduate of Yale University and of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Flash received her master’s in public health from Rutgers School of Public Health. Dr. Flash completed Medicine-Pediatrics residency at Brown University and adult infectious disease fellowship at Harvard - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

1. Utilize US Public Health Service (USPHS)/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical practice guidelines: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV infection in the United States to appropriately screen and determine eligibility for PrEP
2. Initiate a patient-provider dialog regarding sexual health and conduct a sexual behavior assessment 
3. Implement appropriate HIV-prevention strategies for initiation and monitoring of patients on PrEP
4. Demonstrate understanding of the burden and epidemiology surrounding HIV risk and transmission

Accreditation Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) and Integritas Communications. NACE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 0.5 contact hours of continuing education.

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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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the program evaluation.

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There is no fee for this educational activity.

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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.